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sully
12-31-2008, 11:48 AM
My son is such boater!!:) So he say's he wants a RC boat for xmas. I say OK, which one?
So he says he wants a old Chris Craft. Really?
http://h1071118.hobbyshopnow.com/products/description.asp?prod=DUM1249

We are just getting started. But so far it's not to difficault.

flipper
12-31-2008, 12:16 PM
Looks like a fun project. keep the pics coming as you go

erkoehler
12-31-2008, 12:42 PM
Looks good, you should have fun with that! Be sure to post pictures of the final product!

Slinkyredfoot
12-31-2008, 01:15 PM
Sully, where did you find that boat kit??? been all over trying to find something like this to build for the lake house....let me know please

Slinkyredfoot
12-31-2008, 01:18 PM
Never mind, just saw the link

sully
12-31-2008, 01:24 PM
Slinkyredfoot,
I found it at
http://www.hubhobby.com/
I don't see it on their web site, but I know they have several kits at their Richfield MN store.

The Company that makes the kit is Dumas Products.

Good Luck!

Mag_Red
12-31-2008, 01:54 PM
I built a Miss Budwieser unlimited hydo years ago. Took all winter to assemble that sucker! Almost 4' long! You two should have a great time with it. What motor are you going to install???

h2oskifreak
12-31-2008, 01:56 PM
I would replace the wood stringers now, while they are easy to access.

justinglow
12-31-2008, 01:57 PM
Very cool looking.

sully
12-31-2008, 01:59 PM
Mag,
Not sure yet. Any recomendations? Don't want anything to over the top.

Mag_Red
12-31-2008, 02:18 PM
Mag,
Not sure yet. Any recomendations? Don't want anything to over the top.
Working 4 Toys would be the one to talk to. I'd say an electric motor.

flipper
12-31-2008, 02:26 PM
How about ballast, what pumps are you going to run for ballast?

flipper
12-31-2008, 02:28 PM
A friend of mine has a gas one, it's a blast. The only part that sucks is you can't stop, and when it runs out of gas and you have to swim after it in the winter time.

Hrkdrivr
12-31-2008, 06:58 PM
I would replace the wood stringers now, while they are easy to access.

Now THAT'S funny...

Slinkyredfoot
12-31-2008, 07:18 PM
I built a Miss Budwieser unlimited hydo years ago. Took all winter to assemble that sucker! Almost 4' long! You two should have a great time with it. What motor are you going to install???

So what happend to Miss Budweiser Mag, did ya wreck her in the Madison Regatta?....;)

justinglow
12-31-2008, 08:26 PM
My dad has the real life version. Awesome boat.

sully
03-04-2009, 12:10 AM
Here are some updated pictures..

chudson
03-06-2009, 10:06 AM
Comin along real good Sully, tell him it's lookin great!!! You just can't beat the ole ChrisCrafts!!!

sully
11-16-2009, 09:35 PM
After almost year of work she is ready for water.

Mag_Red
11-16-2009, 10:34 PM
Great looking boat! Bet your son is proud as hell! What did you decide on for power???

Mag_Red
11-16-2009, 10:35 PM
So what happend to Miss Budweiser Mag, did ya wreck her in the Madison Regatta?....;) Last time I saw her she was hanging from the ceiling in some bar........I got a few neon bar lights in exchange

Hrkdrivr
11-16-2009, 11:25 PM
Dang...she's gorgeous!!! Nice work...almost too nice to put into the water!!

sully
11-17-2009, 12:33 AM
Mag,
We used what's called a Chameleon-2 electric motor. Just learning about these little motors.
We are looking to do a barrel back next winter.

Mag_Red
11-17-2009, 07:31 AM
Mag,
We used what's called a Chameleon-2 electric motor. Just learning about these little motors.
We are looking to do a barrel back next winter.So did you guys take her on it's first maiden voyage yet?? That's what scared the crap out of me when I built Miss Budweiser...the guys in the RC clubs convinced me I'd probably crash it two of three times before I got the hang of it, so I kept it as a display model. I just couldn't stand the thought of having to repair something that took 1000's of hours to build. :D Sully, did you ever post on the Corvette Forum??? There was a guy with the same screen name there.........always wondered that

sully
11-17-2009, 11:04 PM
mag,
maiden voyage did not go so well, had a problem with the speed control.

Sorry no corvettes for me, at least not yet.