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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:48 PM
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I grew up on the Connecticut shore of L.I.Sound and my home was 100 yards from the town boat mooring area. As a teen in the late 40s and on into the early 50's I made pocket money refinishing brightwork on a Chris similar to your model. In those days the Marine Spar Varnish was not as lasting as todays finishes and with boats sitting out baking on a mooring they had to be sanded and refinished at least once during the season. It was a tedious job hand sanding!

Hey Empire State members the NY Boat Show is Jan 3-6 at the colusium if you want to go see the 1:1 scale boats.

Bill
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Sound Sailor Bill, what we wouldn't be givin to see just a few pictures of them old craft...

There be No better technical reference !
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:39 PM
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I grew up on the Connecticut shore of L.I.Sound and my home was 100 yards from the town boat mooring area. As a teen in the late 40s and on into the early 50's I made pocket money refinishing brightwork on a Chris similar to your model. In those days the Marine Spar Varnish was not as lasting as todays finishes and with boats sitting out baking on a mooring they had to be sanded and refinished at least once during the season. It was a tedious job hand sanding!

Hey Empire State members the NY Boat Show is Jan 3-6 at the colusium if you want to go see the 1:1 scale boats.

Bill
Bill, that boat show is at the Javits Center, you have the date right though. Seems like every year the show gets smaller with less companies. We used to go every year and we even got free tickets a few times from some of our friends with booths, but we didnt go last year since t just didnt seem worth it. Before I was really into the boat models I used to love their 40-50" floating models that some booths had to catch your attention. Not sure if I'm going to go this year. If booths wernt too expensive it would be neat to have one for the club, to bad.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Unfortunately I only have one very beat up photo left of those days. This is the mooring area by my home and the boat in the foregroud was mine. I bought her when I was a senior in high school. She had sat on the hard a few years and needed alot of TLC so I got her on the cheap. She was a 23' built in City Island NY and was originally a keel boat but was converted to centerboard. I sold her when I got married and was drafted into the military and it was the last rag boat I had. Had a few power boats later on.

Bill

Kyle, many years ago I worked part time for a boatyard in Norwalk Ct and i used to work the show at the coluseum so thats where that came from. I worked the Chris exhibit one year, Nautaline houseboats one year and Formula another.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Here's a pic of the motors mounted. I glued in 4 pieces of pine with slots
that i cut on the table sow so that i could remove the motors .
By doing that i was able to move the motors back and forth to set them up
and line them up with the shafts.
Very clean installation! You can also see the crispness and straightness of the hull lines. Excellent workmanship!

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Hi Paul, finishing up a refurb of a little Chris Craft, this model was built in 1954 ! http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1782586

( see pic #1 )

After that, I am planning to start an unbuilt kit that was manufactured in the 50's ...

A Dumas Chris Craft 28 foot Semi Enclosed Cruiser.
Nice paint job ! Definately has that 50's look.
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Unfortunately I only have one very beat up photo left of those days. This is the mooring area by my home and the boat in the foregroud was mine. I bought her when I was a senior in high school. She had sat on the hard a few years and needed alot of TLC so I got her on the cheap. She was a 23' built in City Island NY and was originally a keel boat but was converted to centerboard. I sold her when I got married and was drafted into the military and it was the last rag boat I had. Had a few power boats later on.

Bill

Kyle, many years ago I worked part time for a boatyard in Norwalk Ct and i used to work the show at the coluseum so thats where that came from. I worked the Chris exhibit one year, Nautaline houseboats one year and Formula another.
What year did you work the formula booth?
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Very clean installation! You can also see the crispness and straightness of the hull lines. Excellent workmanship!

Pete G.
Thanks Pete, that's why i like to work with styrene, you land up with a
smooth surface as long as the frame work is good.
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. She was a 23' built in City Island NY and was originally a keel boat but was converted to centerboard.
Wow Bill....A City Island built boat. A nice ol piece of Americana..Was she a Nevins?

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I grew up on the Connecticut shore of L.I.Sound and my home was 100 yards from the town boat mooring area. As a teen in the late 40s and on into the early 50's I made pocket money refinishing brightwork on a Chris similar to your model. In those days the Marine Spar Varnish was not as lasting as todays finishes and with boats sitting out baking on a mooring they had to be sanded and refinished at least once during the season. It was a tedious job hand sanding!

Hey Empire State members the NY Boat Show is Jan 3-6 at the colusium if you want to go see the 1:1 scale boats.

Bill
Bill i use to go to the boat show every year, as a matter of fact i was thinking
of contacting the Javits Center to see if we could display our boats
there this year. My cousin worked for the
Staten Island marina and sometimes we got in for free.
I remember years ago the show use to be huge !
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Bill i use to go to the boat show every year, as a matter of fact i was thinking
of contacting the Javits Center to see if we could display our boats
there this year. My cousin worked for the
Staten Island marina and sometimes we got in for free.
I remember years ago the show use to be huge !
I remember even the early 2000's the show was really good, the past 3 or so years their have been entire rows with no booths. I really enjoy the show. I would have to make an appearance if you guys had a booth!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Rates: http://www.nyboatshow.com/exhibitors...ive/rates.aspx

Would have to work a deal with them to pull it off!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Kyle, I don't remember the year I worked Formula but I would guess about 1970.
Formula was one of the first deep Vs and they had the 26 footer. Used to love demonstrating it on the water!

Rich, my boat was built by Minneford.

Paul, I never went again to the show after I stopped working it. My real job became to time consuming so I could no longer work at the boatyard. When it was at the coluseum it was a week long show. I never went to the Javits.

Bill
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I found this website called Orion fiberglass Hulls, click on boats at the top
and then fishing boats they have some nice hulls but shipping is expensive.
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Kyle, I don't remember the year I worked Formula but I would guess about 1970.
Formula was one of the first deep Vs and they had the 26 footer. Used to love demonstrating it on the water!

Rich, my boat was built by Minneford.

Paul, I never went again to the show after I stopped working it. My real job became to time consuming so I could no longer work at the boatyard. When it was at the coluseum it was a week long show. I never went to the Javits.

Bill
Not sure if you saw, but next to the 25 bertram I am restoring is 233 formula. That is next in line to get converted to a center console with twin 150's on a bracket.
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