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Old Nov 29, 2008, 04:56 AM
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Someone on the Chris-Craft forum of YachtForums is wondering how big the largest Chris-Craft cruiser was. Does anyone know?
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 07:35 AM
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The biggest yachts built by Chris~Craft were 74 in length and built by the Roamer Div. of Chris~Craft. Their were two styles built both of which were built in 1977.
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 01:08 PM
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Found this under Chris Craft Roamer 74. Maybe a typo?? Advertised as a 78' built in 1978. Pete

http://newimages.yachtworld.com/1/7/...?1185379182000
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 06:14 PM
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That may be a steel boat. All the Roamers that I worked on were made of steel.
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 06:29 PM
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You are correct Captain Bill only she is aluminum and not steel. She was built as a 68' and later added 10 feet to the stern at Rybovitch. Here's a link. There's an 85 CC for sale here too but metal also. Pete

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=74958&url=
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 06:40 PM
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Nice !!!!!!

Nice work on that cabin cruiser.Restorations can be more work that a first build,but sometimes that's the only way to get what you want. Again very very nice.

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Old Apr 27, 2009, 02:05 AM
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Is anyone currently working on a Sterling 50' Catalina model build or a rebuild? If so, have you any pictures to share with us? Comments on/pictures of your power setup would be of interest.
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Old May 04, 2009, 09:29 AM
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Jeepers,
I have a new kit to build for a friend. He started it but wants me to complete it. All that is completed is the basic frame up of the keel/formers. What do you want for photos?
Frank
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Old May 04, 2009, 10:58 PM
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Photos of his/your construction so far would be interesting to see. The number of these models that show up on eBay leads me to believe that many of the kits were sold over the decades that it was available. It would be interesting to know what percent of them were actually completed. It seems that many more were purchased than were finished. It is sad to think how many partly completed ones were thrown away by widows and children of the purchasers after their demise.
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Old May 06, 2009, 03:42 PM
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How long is that Catalina model? Pete
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Old May 06, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Pete, The dimensions given by Sterling are 31 1/4 inches long with an 8 3/8's inch beam. The scale is about 1:19. I think one built in a larger scale would be a real winner. For instance, one built to a 1:12 scale (one inch equals one foot) would be some 50 inches long. This would give a builder a lot of room inside for a number of operating options.
The stock-built hull of the Catalina isn't as roomy as you might think.
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Old May 08, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Jeepers,
Here we go with the build! I scratched the rudders to start off the build. Simple brass sheet with 1/8" brass rod machined on the end and silver soldered. Next comes the prop shafts and stuffing tubes. I may use stuffing tubes from Mikes sub works as they have bushings as well as lip seals installed. I picked up some props from a guy- Dave Hampton- on the subcommittee site. He has a bunch of brass Raebosch brass props for sale at great prices. The photos show the start of the build.
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Old May 08, 2009, 05:34 PM
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Deck fittings

Who has the best fittings for the Sterling boats? I see that Ships N Things have some nice expensive looking items as well as Mack Marine . I may scratch some of the items to get lights where they belong. Anyone know if radar would fit on these boats? Not sure if someone may have updated their full size boat to include radar. I want to build a nice boat with some animation and lights plus detail to make a friend realize a dream of having this boat actually finished and running.
I'm installing twin speed 800 motors turning 35mm 4blade Raebosch props.
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Old May 09, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Frank, You're off to a good start there. We look forward to following your progress and seeing your boat's extra features.
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Old May 10, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Jeepers,
Made the struts and the shafts this weekend. Ordered bushings and bearings for the stuffing tubes. I may use "O" rings for a seal on the motor end of the tube.
We have a Tracker III coming as well as speed 700/800 size motors with carden u-joints from Polks. The Radio is $99 and is a synthesized 8ch computer unit with 99 model memory. All rechargeable items included--- charger, batteries, switch harness. One servo comes with it as well as a complete instruction book. There is even a built in scanner to search for open channels. The props are 35mm 4 blade Raebosch ,L and R -3/16'' thread. I also got the floor pieces in. I used 3/16'' plywood for the center floor, the motors should mount there.
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