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Jan 24, 2009, 03:59 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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Yes, light strokes, use a block, and keep the water clean.
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Jan 24, 2009, 06:40 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Don't listen to him, he knows not what he speaks of!
Yup...
Jan 24, 2009, 08:34 PM
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You can't fool me Tom, thats two different parts!!
Jan 25, 2009, 01:10 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Tom is right.
I use 600 wet and dry sandpaper use wet.
Red jewelers rouge and a buffing wheel mounted in a drill press.

Don M.
Jan 25, 2009, 02:57 AM
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That is outstanding, you guys are good. I'll keep at it, its gotta come around eventually(I hope!!). Thanks for the tips guys.
Jul 07, 2009, 02:52 PM
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OK, I'm blown away by Kip's watch-screw find. I'm not sure I want to chase those down, so I'm back to experimenting with straight pins.

The ones I have look like miniature fillester or cheese heads, and are oversize for the application...but sure have a nice shine! They look plated, but after grinding on one I couldn't make it rust, so it may just be nice stainless. BTW, not all stainlesses are nonmagnetic, so it's hard to tell.

Tried chucking one in the lathe and filed it's underside angled, like a flat head screw. Sort of worked, but then I found that I couldn't control the countersinking of a hole in my 0.005" stainless stock, kept punching through and spoiling the entire piece. Harumph.

So now I'm trying just reducing the OD and top of the pinhead, then polish it off with some jeweler's rouge. Getting there... now I just need to find someone to repeat the process a couple hundred times for me...

PM
Pat, I'm at this point in my build and I'd like to know what method you used for the pilot holes in the ss sheet, I assume that can't be done by hand with a pinvise. Did you use a power drill with a small bit? I'm concerned about getting a hole small enough and not gumming up the sheet in the process.

John
Sep 27, 2009, 11:39 PM
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Pat could you tell me what color paint you used on the seats? Looks great with the mahogany.
Sep 28, 2009, 07:36 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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Sorry H-Jack, missed your post... I forget now, but it was either a pinvise by hand or in a drill press, using a wee little bit.

Paint: That was some Boyd model car color, teal I believe.
Oct 05, 2009, 12:32 AM
Bucky
Hello. Just want to say, nice boat! I owned the the full size version many years ago when I was only 14 years old. It was built in 1936. My dad actually bought it for me.
She was in fair shape so we only had to do a partial restore. the engine was the original flat head Grey marine. I had lots of fun with that old boat. We eventualy sold it. The last I heard of it, she ended up in a boat junkyard somewhere. What a shame!
Feb 22, 2010, 07:23 AM
SSMA #01M9382, AMA #137824
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Just to throw in some more drool, here's a photo of a real Chris Craft Cobra that was at the Indianapolis Boat Sport and Travel Show this weekend. Grown men were oohing and ahhing like it was a brand new baby!
Feb 22, 2010, 07:24 AM
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A a few more shots. I was there with the club I belong to, the Indianapolis Admirals, putting on a display. All of us kept leaving and checking out these boats...zowie!
www.IndyAdmirals.org
Sep 03, 2014, 12:04 AM
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Ever wonder what happened to McFly's boat? Welllll, I purchased it from him years ago promising to finish it. However, life got in the way and now 6yrs later I'm back on the build. Kinda... I'm ready to get started but have misplaced the build instructions. Would anyone be willing to scan a few of the last pages for me?

Here are some pics of how it looks today. not much has changed, still have to shine up metal pieces and finish up the interior.
Sep 03, 2014, 11:59 PM
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nevermind on my last request, found all plans and pics i'd downloaded back in the day. I'm gonna try and get this build going again and finally finish of this beauty and have her on the water before it gets too cold. Wish me luck!!
Sep 04, 2014, 06:19 AM
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We'll be watching!


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