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Sep 24, 2004, 12:51 PM
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Chris Craft Barrel Back

Does anyone know of a source of a pre-built model of the Chris Craft Barrelback speedboat ?? I have seen some out there for $1200, but I'm not THAT anxioius ! I just love the lines of these things and want one for my den. I know there are kits, but I don't trust myself to do a really professional job.....

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Sep 24, 2004, 01:09 PM
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Trust yourself! Have some faith in your ability.There's so much more pleasure in it when you made it yourself.

Sep 24, 2004, 01:12 PM
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Well, if it is just for the den, there are the non running "Riva Aquamara" models for a fourth of that price.

It seems to me that Kyosho offered an abs hull chris craft for a while, but I can't seem to find any references for it. A Dumas kit may be your only other best option. If you enjoy modeling at all, these kits are not to difficult to build up.

See Pat Tritles Thread here,

Or a first time scratch built Riva, here

Sep 24, 2004, 04:53 PM
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You can do a good job. A friend of mine is working on one as his 2nd model. My model inspired him to start. The worst part was scratch building the trailer, I did that by eye. I added working lights, and replaced the vac-formed seats with foam and vinyl upholstery.
Last edited by CG Bob; Sep 24, 2004 at 04:57 PM.
Sep 27, 2004, 04:21 PM
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Thanks guys.....all responses much appreciated.


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