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Build Logs:
Scratch Builds
Scratch -- Thunderbird - by GPR -- Mar '09 --- Highly Recommended! A very detailed and complex build. Superb



Scratch -- 39' Version of the Typhoon - METI -- Aug '07


Scratch -- Hacker 16' Runabout - CG Bob -- Jan '08


Scratch -- 1934 GarWood 16ft Speedster scratchbuilt - Ed Crowell -- Jan 09 -- A highly recommended build thread.


Scratch -- The SS Minnow - P. Tritle -- Jan '04 --- an exception to prove the rule


Scratch -- "Father Goose's 'Vrolijkheid'" - P. Tritle -- Feb 08


Scratch -- Pat Tritle's Chloe times 150% - by EdLokken -- Jan '09


Scratch -- Riva Aquarama - Dongledell -- Sept '03


Scratch -- Dodge Watercar from the early 20's... by FatBeech -- Aug '08 --- Recommended


Scratch -- "POSH," a 22-1/2" DART Speedtender from 1931 - by FatBeech -- Sept 08 --- Recommended


Scratch -- Runathing - A Flyer inspired runabout - pjesus -- Jul '10

Scratch -- Norgale's build of the 1926 yacht Mariner III. - Norgale - Sept '10 -- Not a 'woodie' hull per se, but a classic from the Golden Age of Yachting!


Scratch - Jersey Speed Skiff - by Winkman1 -- Sept '10 -- Gas powered Woodie speedboats


Scratch -- Chris Craft Barrelback - werlec -- Oct '10 - New Build thread.


Scratch -- 1955 37' Merritt - by Finn -- Oct '10 -- Very nice scratch build of a '50's recreational fishing boat.


Scratch -- 1955 37' Chris Craft Corvette - LaBob -- Nov '10 --- Not a Sterling - True Scratch


Scratch -- Drake Tail Steam Launch - peconic steam -- Jan '11 --- Steam Launch, scratch from design on up! --- NEW


Scratch -- A new project...what to do? (Steam Launch "Le Mouette" (Seagull)) - sergio-italia -- Nov '10 --- --- NEW

Scratch -- The Meteor - a 1950s Outboard Runabout - Chinewalker -- Dec '10


Scratch -- Halvorsen 36 Build Log with pics - Schmango78 -- Feb '11


Scratch -- Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV - xx29l9 -- Mar '10 (Ok, the full-scale prototype is glass... Bob's the build is balsa and looking very well done too!)


Scratch -- 57' Chris Craft Constellation - mbingo - Apr '11 --- NEW


Scratch -- "Swallow" mahogany runabout - szmyk -- Mar '11 -- From the design/drafting table foward; a 'from-the-ground-up' build! Sweet looking too! NEW


Scratch -- Wide-A-Wake 51" Steam Launch - Patternmaker -- Jul' 11 --- Clinker Planked Steam Launch * Looks like it is gonna' be a wowser! NEW
Scratch -- Wide-A-Wake on Model Boat Mayhem


Scratch -- The ORCA from Jaws - IdealMethod -- Aug '11 --- Brody, Hoper and Quint ride again in what looks to be a very detailed build.


Scratch -- School Boat Project at 150% - P. Tritle -- Aug '11 --- Another build by a Master!


Scratch -- Rappahannock Boat Works Torpedo stern launch - Reg Hinnant -- May '11 --- really nice build!


Scratch -- Mistral - (a Lake Union Dreamboat 42') - CurtisP40 -- Oct '11

Scratch -- Nouveau - A modern river launch - randyde -- Oct '11


Scratch -- 1920 Jersey Sea Skiff 1/6th scale - Pirt12 -- Nov '11


Scratch -- '20s style raised deck cruiser - moTthediesel -- Dec'11 --- Now here's and interesting design prototype build with a twist (in the hull)!

Caballero (Mechanix Illustrated) - the_11th_guest -- Feb '12 --- A scratch build from old Mechanix Illustrated plans!


Scratch - Unfinished Classic Mahogany Boat - Aydemir -- Oct '11 --- A sweet little build of a classic style runabout speedster.


Scratch - Little Frameless Boat - Aydemir -- Dec '11 --- Another sweet little build of a classic style runabout speedster.


Miss America VIII - - JimsBoats -- Mar '12 --- this ya Gotta see; Dual V-12s!!!



Semi-Scratch Builds
(Reproductions of un/available kits or or substanially hacked kits.)
Semi Scratch - Sterling 63' CC Motor Yacht with a twist? by ClassicBoats - June '09 - - A long, detailed and through scratch-build article - Recommended
Semi Scratch - Sterling 63' - Tinknocker -- Feb '08
Semi Scratch - Sterling / 50' Sterling / CC Catalina - hotshot564 -- Mar '11 NEW
Semi Scratch - Sterling 42' Corvette - Tinknocker -- Dec '08
Semi-Scratch - Lady Allison II Steam Lauch - dunc2504 -- Jul '09


Semi-Scratch - Lady Isabell: New open launch project - dunc2504 -- Apr '11


Semi Scratch / KIt Mod - 1940 Chris Craft 19' Custom "Barrelback" Runabout - woodybob - Sept '07 - - When you gonna finish woody? Abandoned build??

Semi Scratch - Aerokits Sea Hornet by Mr.Toes ToesUp -- Jul '08 -- A classic by Mr.Toes from drawings - recommended!


Torpedo Stern Cruiser - A-37 -- Oct '10 --- Really nice build on a GRP/FG hull; definitely worth a look - RECENT ADD


Semi-Scratch Sterling Catalina - tinknocker -- Feb '12


Semi-Scratch - Stirling 63' Chris Craft MY - oldbilgewater -- April '12

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Rebuilds and Restorations
(Rebuilds and repairs f older boats)
Rebuild - of Late 1920's Electric Launch - By Bob SF -- Aug '11
Rebuild and modernization of a 1920s vintage electric-powered "school model" based on John W. Cavileer's 1923 design
as published in his "manual arts" textbook "MODEL BOAT BUILDING FOR BOYS"


Restoration - A 45 year old Chris Craft from Okinawa - by daemuon -- Sept '08


Restoration FOUND 2 trashed wood boats! - by Layer -- Feb '12


Restoration - Chris Craft Overhaul - by Fastandlow -- Feb '12




Kit Builds
Amati - Riva Aquarama 1:10 - Sharky1dk -- Jun '11 --- NEW to List

Dare Designs - Barracuda - by Chop1 -- Mar '09

Dumas 1956 23' Continental by EdLokken - April '10
Dumas 1954 36' Commander Express Cruiser by bluezephyr - Sept '05 - - Recommend
Dumas Chris Craft Commander - Kylewp -- Jan '11 NEW
Dumas Typhoon, Kit Review - P. Tritle -- Oct '03 - Highly Recommended
Dumas 1940 Chris Craft 19' Custom "Barrelback" Runabout - by Hatchet Jack - Apr '10
Dumas 1940 Chris Craft 19' Custom "Barrelback" Runabout - by woodybob -- Dec '07
Dumas 1949 Chris Craft 19' Racing Runabout - by P. Tritle -- Mar '04 --- Recommended
Dumas 1949 Chris Craft 19' Racing Runabout **Bash Job** - by Habanero -- Mar '10 --- Recommended
Dumas 1949 Chris Craft 19' Racing Runabout - mcfly1883 -- Apr 07 --- Recommended - very large and detailed, look at the custom metalworking
Dumas 1949 Chris Craft 19' Racing Runabout - laser110 -- Feb '12
Dumas 1947 19' Chris Craft Utility - by RussellTate -- June '09 --- Recommended
Dumas Chris Craft Racing Runabout - by RussellTate -- Aug '10
Dumas Chris-Craft 27' Triple-Cockpit Barrel Back - by P. Tritle -- Dec '07 --- Recommended
Dumas 1964 20' Chris-Craft Super Sport - by P. Tritle -- Feb '09 --- Recommended
Dumas Chris-Craft "Utility" - by Aerominded -- Jan '05
Dumas 1941 16' Chris-Craft Hydro - Review - by P. Tritle -- Aug '07 --- Recommended
Dumas Owens 42' Flagship - by P. Tritle -- Feb '11 --- Recommended


Legend Model Boats - 1958 "Cavalier" 25' Express Cruiser -- Kit Review - P. Tritle -- Sept '05 --- Recommended
Legend Model Boats - Century "Thunderbolt" Kit Review - by P. Tritle -- Jan '05
Legend Model Boats - 1930 Dodge 21'6" Split Cockpit Runabout - CG Bob -- Dec '08
Legend Model Boats - 1950 Jersey Speed Skiff - frankg -- Jul '08
Legend Model Boats - 1952 Century Sea Maid '18' -1/6th scale - frankg -- Jun 09
Legend Model Boats - "California Cracker Box" - frankg -- Jan '10
Legend Model Boats - 1935 Gar Wood 16' Speedster "MISS BEHAVE" - frankg -- Feb '11
Legend Model Boats - 1922 Gold Cup Racer "MISS SEVERN" - frankg -- March '12

M.A.C.K. Products - Building the St. Lawrence River Skiff - by P. Tritle -- Jan '10
M.A.C.K. Products / Legend Model Boats - 1950 Jersey Speed Skiff - by P. Tritle -- Jun '09
M.A.C.K. Products - 1963 Lyman Soft Top Sleeper in Review - by P. Tritle -- Dec '07 --- Recommended

Midwest - Fantail Launch + Kitchen rudder by peconic steam - Jan '10 - Well it started out as pleasure steamer...
Midwest - A Fantail Launch in Italy - sergio-italia -- Nov '10 --- NEW
Midwest - What? Another Elliot Bay launch? - bgnome -- Jun '10 --- based on the Elliot Bay "Vaparosa" hull --- NEW to List

Model Shipways Miss Adventure - by ssg.perkins -- Oct '10 -- Looking good!

Sterling - Chris Craft 42' Corvette - 42Corvette -- Mar '09
Sterling - Chris-Craft 42' Corvette - b willow -- Nov '07
Sterling - Classic Dual Cockpit Mahogany Runabout - First Time Build - kylewp -- Feb '08
Sterling - Century Sea Maid - Picking up the Pieces (again) - DoddyO -- Jan '10
Sterling - Century Seamaid - Mars Rover -- Dec '10

RTRs
Mods and Hacks
proboat classic runabout - tim slocum -- Sept '05
Venice 90 - Kmot -- Jun 02 (More of a MAJOR rebuild job.)
Pro-Boat Runabout Chris Craft and water cooling? - Bernhard BB -- Aug '10 Cooling system, motor and passenger hacks.

Boat Galleries:
Models
WOODIES: Show and Tell, A gallery of Woodies - Sept '10
Show Your (Steam) Boats and Engines Here - dunc2504 -- Dec '09 --- A fantastic and growing gallery of steam launches, check out Bernhard BB's work among others!

Scratch - The "Edna" - A Chris Craft 42' Corvette Cruiser - Eight feet LOA - papower -- Feb '09 --- Wow! NEW
Scratch - Norwegian runabout by Steggen - May '10
Chris Craft First Run! - xraycajun -- Oct '09
Marx Chris Craft Constellation - jschneider -- Jun '09
Mahogany River Queen Launch - by Bernhard BB -- Nov '10 -- Bernhard strikes again!!! Wow
Scratch Quarter Scale Chris Craft Cobra - glgirvin -- Jan '11 Biiig!!!


Dumas Chris-Craft Triple Cockpit Barrelback Runabout
- oldtribefan -- Jun '07 -- oldtribefan's metalworking; especially the handmade cutwater.
Dumas Chris Craft Cobra - oldtribefan -- Jun '07 --- a jeweled metal dash and custom fittings.
Dumas 24' Chris Craft by a Master (Pat Kenly) - Kmot --Aug '07 --- Recommended
Dumas 1940 Chris Craft 19' Custom "Barrelback" Runabout - frankg -- Jul '09
Dumas 1930 Chris Craft Runabout (upswept) - frankg -- Nov '05
The NATTY K. - by woodybob -- Jul '08 --- A beautiful Mod/Upgrade of a Laughing Whale Runabout -- Recommended
1947 Chris Craft Utility - rotation slim -- Dec '08
My first chris craft - rotation slim -- Dec '08
Dumas 16' hydro - rotation slim -- May '10
1939 Century Thunderbolt - rotation slim -- Dec '10

Legend Model Boats - 1930 DODGE 21'6" SPLIT-COCKPIT RUNABOUT - frankg -- Mar '08

Sterling Chris Craft 63' Motor Yacht Owners (and their BOATS) - Norgale - Aug '08
Sterling - 1950 CENTURY SEAMAID - frankg -- Nov '05
Sterling Chris Craft Commander - H.Lauer -- Aug '09

Full Size
New York Launch and Motor Co. made some BEAUTIFUL Yachts! - Predreadnut -- Sept '10
Chris Craft Glove Boxes (Cockpit detailing) - RussellTate -- Sept '10 NEW

Event Galleries:
Models
Wooden Boats on Parade / San Francisco Model Yacht Club (Bi-Annual Event)Great Lakes Model Boat Association (GLMBA) - model expo 2010
Who's going to Kitchener? (GLMBA Show 2007)
GLMBA Model Expo 2005

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Book Recommendations & Reviews:
Book recommendations which are linked are linked to review pages on The Modelers' Wiki® , a work in progress. Of most service to you, click ion the WorldCat link to find copies at libraries near to you worldwide!

Models
Mahogany in Scale / Modeling the Classic Runabout By our very own PatMat! Buy this book or a goose will become romantically attached to your woodie...

Full Size
Cutwater: Speedboats and Launches from the Golden Age of Boating, Robert Duncan

Chris Craft - The Essential Guide Jerry Conrad Amazon
Building Chris-Craft: Inside the Factories New Chris-Craft book!, Anthony S. Mollica Jr., Amazon
Chris-Craft of the 1950s, Jack Savage Amazon

Ditchburn Boats - A Muskoka Legacy, Harold Shield & Bev McMullen
The Boatbuilders of Muskoka, A.H. Duke & W.M. Gray
Wood and Glory: Muskoka's Classic Launches, Gray & Vernet`
Classic Boats of the Thousand Islands, Anthony S. Mollica, Jr. & Goerge Fischer

Dodge Boats, Anthony S. Mollica Jr.
Gar Wood Boats - Classics of a Golden Era, Anthony S. Mollica Jr.
Hackercraft, John Perry
Speedboat, D.W. Fostle - Recommended
Classic Speedboats - 1916-1939, Gérald Guétat
Classic Speedboats - The Summit: 1945-1962, Gérald Guétat

Tail Fins and Two-Tones: The Guide to America's Classic Fiberglass and Aluminum Runabouts, Peter Hunn - Recommended -- A good book for some interesting designs,a look at what the other guys were up to; also good equipment details.

Modeling - Historical
Old manuals useful for period techniques and technology and of historical interest.
Be careful in applying this knowledge, some of the materials used (lead paints, solder with high heavy metal content) and formulas given were and are highly toxic.


Scale Model Warships / Gunkan no mokei : kiso kara jitsugi made, Kōzō Izumi - Highly Recommended - Particularly for planning and scratch fabrication of small fittings.

Model Boat Building for Boys : A Manual on the Construction and Designing of Several Types of Model Sail and Electrically Propelled Crafts, John W. Cavileer - A classic from the era of Wood Shop Classes and organized educational modeling.


Other Documentation:
Gauge ref for Chris Craft Racing Runabout? - RussellTate -- Jan '11 --- Russel's question get some very fine answers of value for everyone!
Dumas 21" CC Express cruise - Norgale
For those are mad searching for riva aquarama plans. - paulolondres -- Jul '10
Chris Craft 57' Constellation planking arrangement - Bill Zebb -- Aug '10

Discussions:

Models
Dumas Discussion with April Rose; Dumas Rep -- Jul '10
When scale and speed meet!!! - frankg -- Dec '09
Long Awaited Legend "lyman" - frankg -- Sept '07
Sterling 63 Owners - norgale -- Aug 08
Old Chris Craft- John Fryant -- May '10
Sterling Chris Craft 63' - Continued Bulding - Charley L -- Apr '06

Full Size
Atosis - 1907 Gold Cup Racer - Chinewalker -- Dec '10
47 BElle - norgale Aug '10
The "Key Largo" Yacht - norgale -Aug '10
Looking information about Thunderbird - METI -- Oct '05

Misc. / Other
Anyone else up for a woodie forum? - Nederlander -- Apr '10
Is there a Chris Craft modelers group? - Nederlander -- Sept 10
What do you want in a model boat magazine - Nederlander -- Apr '09 --- Question still applies & I'll try to impliment what you want here as I can.

Building Questions:
Question to anyone who has built the Dumas C-C Continental kit - Hoociemama -- Aug '10
Baby Bootlegger - james. wood -- Mar '10
Help needed with Dumas 1930 Chris Craft - bub9797 -- Mar '06


Building Techniques, Tips, Kinks and Technologies:

Hulls:
Fiberglass hull for 63' CC Connie available!
Hull-making, resin and fiber.. - Robse -- Apr '08

Drawings and Tracings:

Fiberglassing:
Fiberglass For Mahogany Hulls -- How To - by P. Tritle -- Feb '05 --- Highly Recommended
Fiberglassing Problem - by Tachikaze -- Mar '04
Wood or Fiberglass? - Monahan Steam -- May '09 --- Wood vs. Glass construction for hulls; Recommended, really a 'Must Read'
Does Bondo and the hardener have a shelf life?


Figures and Animatronics
Animatronic Pilot Figure in vk dr1 build - spikkkkkkkk - Nov '08 --- taking your Capt'n to the next level
Working Captain... - Bernhard BB -- Sept '10
Does anyone have any info about this rowboat? bgnome - Aug '10
Rowing? - pitviper51 -- Sept '10


Finishes:
Fiberglass For Mahogany Hulls -- How To - by P. Tritle -- Feb '05 --- Highly Recommended
Clear Coating Mahogany Hulls With Spar Varnish - by P. Tritle -- June '08
Sealing a wooden hull - by norgale -- Sept '08
Combine finishes for Chris Craft mahogany -- by mrosso -- Aug '10
how can I get this colour "wash"? - pmdevlin -- Dec '08
The Color of Teak - patmat -- Apr 07

Fittings & Hardware:
Water activated switch? - Apr '09
Plating brass parts - by Ed Crowell -- Apr '10
Dumas Chris-Craft Triple Cockpit Barrelback Runabout - oldtribefan -- Jun '07 -- oldtribefan's metalworking on the handmade cutwater.
Dumas Chris Craft Cobra - oldtribefan -- Jun '07 --- Making a jeweled metal dash and custom fittings.
Printing Parts Pat uses 3D printing for fittings
Nice steering wheel for your 1/8 scale boat - KMOT -- Feb '11

Powerplants
Kroker Engineering & Development Stuff - When only a classic motor will do in your classic wood!

Really Nice Touches:
Brownell boat stands - CG Bob -- Jan '11 --- building really nice, scale boat stands

Safety:

Tools: Hand:

Tools: Power:
Thickness Sanding with an Oscillating Spindle Sander

Vacuforming
Vacuum forming my way

Wood Bending and Forming:
Using Liquid Ammonia Cleansers to Bend Wood - craig_c -- Aug '10 (based on outside sources)



Sources:

Decals:
Callie Graphics....WOW!!! - papower -- Feb '08 - (Callie Graphics Website)
Decals! - Patmat2350 -- Jul '06 - (Bedlam Creations)

Fiberglassing Materials
Douglas and Sturgess Glass, resins, epoxies microballons, fillers, atomized metals,safety gear and tons more at great pricing.

Fittings and Hardware, Full Size
(know what the part looks like before you put the Dremel to the metal!)
California Classic Boats, Inc. Recommended by woodybob
Seas the BayRecommended by woodybob
Nice steering wheel for your 1/8 scale boat - KMOT -- Feb '11

Events, Upcoming:
WOODEN BOATS ON PARADE 2010, SFMYC, Spreckels Lake, Sunday, October 24, 2010 Link Here


Club, Event and Regatta/Fun Run Threads:
Hansen Dam Lake "Irregulars" Report, Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, California
Hansen dam Violators (the 'Go-Fasty') boys, Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, California
SAN FRANCISCO MODEL YACHT CLUB @ SPRECKELS LAKE: Power Runs and Events!!!, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
Logan City Marine Modelers at Tygum Lagoon, Brisbane, Australia
Westport Mayhem, Potteries Model Boat Club, Westport Lake, Stoke on Trent, England
Montgomery Model Boat Club (MMBC) Report, Montgomery, Alabama
Castaways boat club "The Villages," Florida
Sailing On Plaza Park Pond (Sierra MYC), Visalia California
Central California Coast Model Boats - toesup June '09 --- Come on guys!! Youz can do it!!!
M@illine group from the Netherlands - Gotta' love their Lake!

Big Boat(1:1) Happenings & Reports:
Toledo OH boat show - PatricMichigan -- Aug '10
Toledo Wood Boat Show - CG Bob -- Aug '09
Orlando Antique boatshow pictures - Nederlander's Blog - Mar '10

The Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance, Lake Tahoe, CA
Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats

OffSite stuff:
The Yahoo Classic Wooden Boat Models Group
Matthews Model Marine - PatMat's Model Marine Articles and Site - Highly Recommended - Five Stars!
Chris Craft Models - LaBob's BEAUTIFUL, hand made, scratch built Chris Craft models.

Bobs Wood Boats - Bob Potrykus' Wooden Model Boats website -- Check it out!!



Last, but most assuredly not least, never, ever least is;
John's Nautical Links List
Humbly described by its compiler and maintainer, John Kohnen, as
The Mother Of All Maritime Links
* * Modeling A to M * * Modeling N to Z * *

It pretty much is!


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