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Old Nov 25, 2007, 01:58 PM
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chris-craft 42' corvette

Has anyone posted a build log on the sterling Chris-craft 42' corvette from the 50s? Its taking me forever because I don't know what I am doing! P.S. that e in me is a problem in my computer Ive tried to fix it but the darn thing wont listen

bob
P.S.-P.S. After I did a spell check the problem fixed itself.
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 02:06 PM
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Hi Bob;
I built the 63' motor yacht and i have the Corvette but it's unbuilt so far. Both kits build the same way so maybe if you could post a few pictures of where you are with this kit we can help you.
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 06:40 PM
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Norgale

Here are some pictures to give you an idea where I am in the rebuild.
Please forgive the back ground but when its the south side of 32
degrease in the garage its any port in a storm.

Bob
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 08:22 PM
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Hi,

I posted these photos around 2 months ago, don't know where the thread is so here they are again. Any questions please let me know.

Ed Migley
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 09:04 PM
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Great pictures and great job on the boat.

Thanks Bob
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 10:05 PM
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Good luck in the restoration. For more pictures go to the Vacuboat.com site and click on the set of pics from the St Louis Admirals regatta. Theres an amazing example of the boat you've got. You can find plans most of the time on ebay.
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 11:41 PM
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Bob, looks like you have a good one there! Good luck with the rest of the restoration!
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Old Nov 26, 2007, 03:01 PM
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Tim
I went to that link but did not find a good pic of the corvette. Maybe I missed it
I will try again.

Thanks Bob
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Old Nov 26, 2007, 03:06 PM
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Aeromindid

Thanks for the encouragement.

Bob
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Old Dec 25, 2007, 03:37 PM
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Hi

I thought I would post a few more pictures to show that I am still trying to
restore the corvette since last I installed longer drive shafts and housings
built rudders control horns and motor mounts also redid the lower deck out
of Baltic birch plywood. Slow but that's what happens when you take one
step forward and two backward!
Till the next update Bob
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Old Dec 25, 2007, 05:01 PM
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Bob, I'll post some later. Most of the pictures are taken with the cabin open,so you can see the detailed interior.
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Old Dec 25, 2007, 06:52 PM
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Hey Bob; I see no problems with what your doing and you are going about it the right way. Take one step at a time and complete it before going on to the next thing. You've started with the hull and the running gear which is what I would recommend and it all looks great. You should try to hook up the motors and run them to be sure everything there is ok. Then proceed to finishing the hull with whatever accessories you want to put in there if any.
I would save the interior work and cabin structure for last so you won't have to be tipping the hull this way and that and maybe dinging it.
If you have any specific problems be sure to post them so we can help if you want. Meantime your really looking good and study the other pictures too and see what the rest of the guys have done with theirs. That's where you get good ideas. Migleys boat is beautiful and you can take some pointers from that. Great looking boat there Ed.
One thing is try to put the "off" and "on" switch for the receiver somewhere on deck or on the hull so you don't have to be taking the whole cabin ect. off to get to it. I put mine inside the hull and it's a pain. I will be changing it soon.
Also try and line your motors up as close as possible in a straight line to the shafts. I didn't and had to change that too. The couplings made a lot of noise until I got them lined up better. Pete
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Heres the pictures.
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Old Dec 26, 2007, 09:12 AM
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That's some super work Tim. I really like the detail work and your motor setup is awesome. What does the Pc board do? Syncronize the engines maybe? Did you make the board or is that something that's available commercialy? Very ship shape looking. Nice and neat. Maybe a few more pictures????
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Here are some pics you might want to look at.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9383481...7601085311632/
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