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This kit was on sale at Garrett Wade so I snapped it up. But first, a few shots of my now almost bare woodworking shop. It used to be filled with a table saw, bandsaw, planer, jointer all connected to a central dust collection system. Up until seven or eight years ago, I used to build furniture and clocks and other projects, but as I got older I decided to hang up my apron. Now I'm back where I was when I was a kid—building model boats. Enjoy Alan This is the first thing I built—a much needed workbench. I setup a caddy to house all of my clamps and glue and tools. BTW those clamps are junk. The plastic tips keep coming off. Here's the Chris Craft with all the frames and keel glued up. It was tricky to get everything aligned properly. I don't much care for the material the frames are made from (balsa ply?). The instructions said to just glue the frames to the underside of the deck, but I found additional bracing was required. Another kit awaiting my attention. I didn't realize that this was designed by Chris Watton. I haven't decided whether to build this one after the Chris Craft, or Zulu, 'Lady Isabella' any thoughts??
I was able to pick this 1930 Mahogany runabout 24' up as a future project. It had been started by a previous owner, who did meticulous work from what I can tell just looking at the hull structure. He even kept a binder with the instructions in it and building notes that he was keeping. It came from an estate so I assume the previous owner had passed away before finishing the model. Well I'm going to take care of that for him and intend on finishing it unless I kick off before the job is done. You can tell that this kit is a good 30 years old, there were plastic drop cloth that was in the kit box I guess he put on the floor when building, but the plastic sheet totally fell apart when I pulled it out of the box. The plans are quite yellowed and not white like they should be.
Hi All, This is a reposting of the original build log. I know at the time I built it some people were possibly going to do one too. Hopefully the pictures will help. I know most of the text is gone but if you have any questions post them here or pop me a PM. Original Intro: This model is way out of my comfort zone but I thought what the heck. I liked the way it looks and thought it would be a fun challenge. I’ll be using bondo and fiberglass which I have also never used. I figure I’ll have myself covered in both in no time at all. The 1949 Chris-Craft 19 ft. Racing Runabout is 1/8th scale that is 28 inches long with a 9 inch beam. The wood framed hull is covered with expanded pvc and then planked with mahogany veneer. This kit includes chrome plated deck fittings and complete drive line hardware. You can build her as a RC but I plan on building her as a static model. Here are the pictures for the building of the first two frames.