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Old Aug 13, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Yippee!
First Chris Craft Build Finished! Video Added 9-26

Hi all. I just finished up my first Chris Craft build and thought I would share. It took me about 8 1/2 months to complete the Super Sport. I haven't seen many pictures of this boat completed. If you have one built I would love to see it. A special thank you to Pat Tritle for his build log of this boat, it was a HUGE help! It is far from perfect but I'm happy with it for a first time effort. Please feel free to give me any advise or criticism that would help me with future builds. Thanks everybody,

Rick

Please ignore the unfinished stand
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 07:28 PM
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Fantastic!!!!

I have one of these, waiting it's turn- your build is inspiring!!!

Criticism? you'll get none from me! Looks great!

Have you run it yet?
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 07:51 PM
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Thanks for the comments Aerominded! I actually did the maiden this past Sunday. It has the dumas 6 volt motor and I am using a 5000 mah 2 cell lipo. I think it looks great on the water and has a scale like speed. It also handles great. Move yours up the list. It really is a fun build!
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 07:52 PM
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Beautiful boat; you did a great job on your build.

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Old Aug 13, 2013, 08:06 PM
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Wow looks great.
Hope my Chris Craft build looks half that good when it's done.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 08:10 PM
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...Move yours up the list. It really is a fun build!
Sounds good!!!
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 08:27 PM
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Thank you Ed. I have seen some of your work and I can only hope to do what you do some day! Holla, just keep at it and I'm sure it will surpass my effort.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Very nice, particularly the windscreen framework.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 09:10 PM
Veni, Vidi, Feci
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Very nice. Now let's get it wet!
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 09:25 PM
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SWEET!!! Very nicely done.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 09:38 PM
Crackin' Claws
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Beautiful job on a beautiful boat!
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Looks Great
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:45 PM
WooHoo!
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Looks great! Wonderful first build.
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Old Aug 14, 2013, 12:23 AM
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Don't change a thing on your next build, this boat is beautiful! Great job!
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Old Aug 14, 2013, 12:38 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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I like it.
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