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Old Jun 29, 2012, 12:15 AM
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trying to pick my first dumas woodie..

i've been trying to pick a dumas C/C for months now.. i cant pulll the trigger and would like your opinion..
this will be my first boat. but have built many airplanes (altho boats look like much more fine detailed)

1230 Chris-Craft Runabout 36" Kit

1240 Chris-Craft Utility Boat Kit 24"

1243 Chris-Craft Continental Kit 34.5"

1249 1949 Chris-Craft 19' Racing
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 12:30 AM
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I would choose a barrel back...

But from your selection, the Utility boat, or the 19' Racing boat.

Old Jun 29, 2012, 01:01 AM
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i could get a 3 barrel back.. but thought it would be dumpin off the big board, for my first try
Old Jun 29, 2012, 06:40 AM
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19' racer and
Old Jun 29, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by patmat2350 View Post

This will be my Winter project too.
Old Jun 29, 2012, 12:06 PM
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It is on itunes also...
Old Jun 29, 2012, 06:47 PM
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I followed Patmat's advice and had a fairly successful 1st powerboat build.
Old Jun 29, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Definitely the Triple Barrel-Back. It's the classiest looking of the bunch and very satisfying to build and run. This was ony my second attempt at model building and turned out very well.
Old Jun 29, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Patmat is right ,the 19 foot racer is nice
Old Jun 29, 2012, 07:44 PM
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I made the Triple Cockpit for my first RC boat build and I am happy with the way it turned out. There is nothing overly complicated with this kit - just take your time.

BTW, get PatMat's book as it is invaluable to the novice (and experienced) builder.

Old Jun 30, 2012, 01:58 AM
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thx, for all the help guys.. im going to check itunes for that book..
Old Jun 30, 2012, 03:15 AM
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Hi to all
My prefered at Dumas store is the Chris Craft Triple cockpit barrel back.
She is wonderful to build, and on water she is very beautiful.

Old Jun 30, 2012, 06:41 PM
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I'm wondering why no one has pick the.
1230 Chris-Craft Runabout 36" Kit
i thought that the lines on this boat are great, but i dont see many of them made on here, but i look at it as, there wont be as much of them out there=(rare) or is it just a bad build and thats why nobody picks them up??..
Old Jun 30, 2012, 08:13 PM
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Tommyov- The Dumas model of the 1930’s, 24’ runabout has been built by my self and a few others here on the forum. You are right, she is a good looking boat and she runs great also.
Last edited by frankg; Jun 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM.
Old Jul 01, 2012, 09:43 PM
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thanks Frankg,, i got the 1230 Chris-Craft Runabout 36" Kit..
iv done alot of research for photos of the real one found a few..but would you know the real model # of the boat to make a detailed look..(i know its 1930 24 foot runabout. i just want a lot of pics for ideas colour/staining dashboards/seats..ect.. any info would be great

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