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Old Apr 04, 2005, 02:03 PM
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Dumas Chris Craft Commander

I know Pat is still finishing the Warden Johnson and Saturn Tug, but I would love to see a build of the Dumas Commander when they are done. I am particularly interested in a modification to the cabin, because the windows in the "stock-built" kit are not openings, but recessed areas painted black. If anyone else has built the kit, I would love to see their pictures. Thanks.

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Old Apr 04, 2005, 05:15 PM
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Pete, I built the cc commander a couple of winters ago,really nice kit! Not for the faint of heart though.I made a few changes added cauking strips and used counter rotating props ect.Its one of my best performing boats.I had the same thought as you as far as the windows but the way the cabin is designed it would be quite an project to change them. I ended up painting the back side of the plastic before I glued them in place, looks fine.I'll try to get some pics posted as I'm going to brake down and get a digital camera.I also want to post some pics of the Brooklyn that I'm getting close to final finishing.I'm really happy how it came out. Harry
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Old Apr 04, 2005, 06:23 PM
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Harry -- looking at the instruction book for the cabin, I got that impression, but Dumas said it could be done [with no specifics]. Years ago, I built the Marx 42' Chris Craft express cruiser, and put in interior lights and venetian blinds. It just looked so great on night runs I would still like to get that effect in this model. That model still shows up a lot on ebay -- it usually has a "Patricia" decal on the stern, turquoise cabin and is about 18" long.

I got two esc's and counter-rotating props with the idea of being able to run each shaft independently. You can have a lot of fun maneuvering alongside a dock that way. We used to do it with large models in shiphandling school and it is very realistic.

Would love to see your Brooklyn pix. That one was also on my list, but I have several kits to build before I can get a new one...

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 05:22 PM
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Hey guys, I came across this forum and I've got a question for you. I inherited a RC boat from my grandfather after he passed away last year. I'm working on restoring it. My grandma said he built it about 30 years ago. It says Chris Craft on the side. The closest thing I've found to it is the Chris Craft Commander, but it's still alittle different then mine. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what model i have, so I could maybe track down the guts of the boat. Both motors are still there, but all the servos and radio equip are gone. I'm almost done re-painting it. And would love to get it in the water ASAP. I've got a radio and receiver, but need to get the servos and motor controls. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 05:34 PM
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Looks like you got yerself a Sterling Chris Craft 42' Corvette. Search on that here, you'll find LOTS of info.

Pat M

ps: In fact, start a new thread and show us everything you got there! I know Kmot LOVES pictures...

pps: Welcome to the forums!
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 05:48 PM
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If your model is 48" long, it would be the Corvette, but I believe it may ba a 50' Catalina. The Sterling Chris Craft 50' Catalina model was 31.25" long with a beam of 8 & 3/8". There is a resoration thread for the Catalina here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...craft+catalina

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 06:23 PM
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Yeah, nice boat! More pictures!!
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:04 PM
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Sweet! Thanks for the replys so quickly! I'll start a new thread tonight and post my pics!
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 11:55 PM
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Heres the link to my thread.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...3#post10135118

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Old Jul 13, 2008, 03:49 AM
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Kyle, P J Glor is right about the dimensions of the two Sterling models. I believe you have a very nicely assembled and painted C-C 42' Corvette model (4 feet long), judging by the roominess of the hull and the way the Pittman motors fit in it. Judging by my partially completed smaller Catalina model, the Pittmans would be a much more snug fit in that narrower hull.
You have a fine example of a very desirable model with some good motors in it. Please let us know how your progress on it goes, with pictures, if possible.
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Old Jul 13, 2008, 07:20 AM
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There's one, built, for sale, right now on ebay.
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Old Jul 13, 2008, 12:57 PM
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Where at? I tried finding it, but no luck! Can you give me a link?
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Old Jul 13, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Pete,

Got another question. maybe your plans will tell me.

As seen in the pic below from edmigley51146's beautiful CC Corvette. Are the Green and Red position lights just painted, or is there a way to drill out that space and put in a red and green LED?

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