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Feb 13, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Sterling Chris craft 50' Catalina B-7M PLANS?

Hi all considering building model of 50' Catalina i realize the kit for this model is pretty well impossible to find . Doe's anyone know if the plans with this kit included fullsize drawings of the frames, keel , superstructue sides window frames ,building instruction's ,ect. If i remember the kit was around 32'' in length .Can drawings be purchased anywhere for kit # B-7M ? Regards Andris Golts.
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Feb 13, 2009, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by riggerman
Hi all considering building model of 50' Catalina i realize the kit for this model is pretty well impossible to find
There is a CC Catalina kit on evilbay at the moment..
Item number: 260359606585
Feb 13, 2009, 01:13 PM
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The Sterling CC 50' Catalina plans have a full size side view and a full size deck view, with written instructions on both sides of the sheet. There are no plans of the frames - or mold loft offsets to make the frames from. The written directions also include some isometric small scale drawings of some of the construction features.
Feb 13, 2009, 02:46 PM
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Unfortunately, the 'plans' that came with the Sterling kits are nearly useless for recreating the models; consider them like the instructions that come with plastic kits. You might be able to get the superstructure / cabin from them if you're a good draftsman.

Better to try and find someone with tracings made from the kit parts themselves. There may be someone out there who made a set before he or she built their kit.
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Feb 14, 2009, 12:27 AM
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Contact for the full plans including frame, keel, everything contained in the original kit. His plans are perfect, I just received the full prints for the Sterling Chris Craft Corvette. I will be posting a step-by-step build log soon. Good luck, tell him Ed in RI recommmended you to him.
Feb 17, 2009, 12:20 AM
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Andris, Were you able to obtain plans for the Sterling Catalina? Are you still planning to build one? Keep us posted, please.
Feb 19, 2009, 12:10 AM
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Hi Jeepers 1940 with the help of several of the member's from RCgroups i mailed away my money order tonight for the Catalina plans thanks all again .Regards Andris Golts
Feb 19, 2009, 08:56 PM
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Sterling 42' Corvette

I started building this Corvette over 50 years ago while in the Army at Ft. Knox...I have the original Super Pittman Panther electric motors that were recommended on the plans at that at 74, it's time to finish the boat. I am a little lost as to what R/C equipment I should be looking for...
I could use some advice as to the component selection for this boat today.
...HELP...Don G
Oct 30, 2011, 03:57 AM
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Don, Did you ever find anyone who could give you the R/C advice that you are seeking?
Feb 14, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Does anyone know if Rudy020 is still selling copies of plans for Sterling cabin cruiser models?
Feb 14, 2012, 07:42 AM
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contact norgale I believe he still has some copies and they are a great buy as he has all of the templates
good luck Garey
Feb 14, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Check this current listing: It says it includes the parts templates. I see at least one sheetwood page and it looks as if the cabin parts are there. You should check with the seller, though.

Pete G.
Feb 27, 2012, 11:03 AM
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e bay plans

The plans on e bay are for a 46 in model the original model was 31 and a 1/4 long
these plans are a weird size not quite 1/12 you would have to enlarge them or reduce them.
Feb 28, 2012, 12:10 AM
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The Sterling kit yields, as noted, a model 31 1/4 inches long. The real boat was 50 feet long, or 600 inches long. If you divide 31.25 into 600, you arrive at a scale of 1: 19.2 or nominally a scale of 1:19. Sterling used this odd scale in producing some of their other models, such as the C-C 63' Motor Yacht (1:18.9) and the Richardson 27' Sedan Cruiser (1:19.0).
The plans on eBay that yield a 46" model are in the scale of 1: 13.04. For comparison, the Sterling C-C 32' Super Deluxe Cabin Cruiser is in the similar scale of 1:13.7.
For a model in true 1:12 scale, the 46 inch model would need to be enlarged to 50 inches in length. To his credit, Hotshot564 is working on a true 50" Catalina model, which appears to be a first.
Feb 28, 2012, 09:02 AM
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I realised that I was just said it so that no one bought the plans thinking they were originals. i had the plans I bought from Norgale enlarged at a
print shop to a tru 1/12 scale. sorry for the confusion Garey

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