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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Thanks Dick, it will be Very well looked after, I will convert from 72Mg to 2.4GhZ set up, a small plane servo hidden somewhere, it will be safe and reliable.

I am gonna ask some folks about what to takes to have a "refurb/upgrade" tab created.

Can we do that ourselves ?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:34 PM
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looks like a well built boat like you said. What will be involved with the refurb besides electronics? Any paint work? One thing I think would make the boat pop is if you brought the paint all the way back on the cap, it would make the toe rail in the bow more visible and the cabin sides more pronounces.....If your trying to keep it original I see no problems with that.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:05 PM
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where is that Hypnotizer-guy when you need him?

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:23 PM
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What happened to Sterling, where did they go. All that equipment had to have gone some where.
Sterling was bought out by Cox Estes. A hobby shop in town has a Cox Estes Sterling sailboat kit (the one smaller than the Kingfisher).

Now Estes Cox has been assimilated too, by Hobbico.

http://www.rocketryplanet.com/conten...#axzz2CMA37sH6
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:34 AM
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where is that hypnotizer-guy when you need him?

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show

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must obey ...
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:14 PM
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I used to LOVE watching Boris Karloff portray those and other characters---.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Tim, do you now have a copy of every Sterling boat made?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Hi again Tim,
A little history on the Sterling Monterey. I built it in 1954 or 1955. I was 12 or 13 and living in Detroit. I changed the outboard to inboard and filled in the cutout in the transom and redid some of the paint { the hull white and copper} in I think the mid 70's. Before I painted the hull originally, I covered it with model airplane tissue to help fill the grain and strengthen it. I sold the two outboards I had. An Evinrude that was red and white and a green Mercury with the fluted stainless cover. I wish I had kept them.
Are you starting a Sterling Museum?? I think it's great. Keep posting pictures
Dick
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Tim, do you now have a copy of every Sterling boat made?
Workiin on it !

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Thanks so very much again Dick, this info is great !

To have a seviceable model thats almost 60 years old is Amazing, a tribute to your abilities.

I will take very good care of it.

Between myself and a few others here, we will have just about all of them covered !

There is hope for the future of our craft.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Harco 40 !

A nice old Rare Sterling kit on ebay, to be watched for sure ...
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Another Rare Sterling:

Another Rare Sterling:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MakeTrack=true
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 09:47 AM
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Sterling cat for sale ...

"Vintage Chris Craft model of Catalina 50 foot flying bridge cruiser "

"Here is a new old stock model of a Chris Craft 50 ft flying bridge cruiser, that will be 31.25 inches long when completed, and has never been started for assembly. All pieces are here, as well as detailed instruction sheets. I also have another Chris Craft I will be listing. Shipping is 20 dollars, and I will return if I can ship for less. This includes full insurance. Thanks, for looking"



Item condition: Used

Time left: 27m 7s (Mar 31, 201307:11:59 PDT)

Current bid: US $163.45 [ 6 bids ]

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Chri.../111038595414?
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Tim B- In post #116 of this thread you have a picture posted of what looks like a “STEEL CRAFT” CABIN CRUISER. To my knowledge there has never been a model kit built of this boat. Could be a interesting build.
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