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Old 12-03-2019, 12:00 AM
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Default Chris Craft help needed

I have made this request before, but didn't get the kind of help I need. I do have experience building RC models (but only planes and nitro hydros). Never anything like the Chris Craft. I am now at the point where I need to start the planking. I have NEVER done this before (I know, I should have built a Miss Unlimited). Anyway, when I asked before I got links to time elapsed build videos where 1 second I would see like 5 planks, then 10 seconds later they would be fiberglassing the boat. I even got a link to people building a full size boat!! Let me be clear. I do not know how to approach this at all!! Do I use epoxy, CA, or wood glue? Do I glue one plank at a time or do groups of about 5 or so? Do I wet them and force the contour or shape pieces to fill it. Do I start in the middle of the hull and work out, or visa versa. Do I line up according to the transom or stern? Told you! I NEED HELP!!! Please help!!!! There's a bag of M&M's in it for you (WITH NUTS!!!)


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Old 12-03-2019, 01:27 AM
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Hi Fleece3
I use CA clue as it sets quick. Have you had a look at plank on frame ships maybe on YouTube, there is a lot of videos and some can run for 30min. That should give you a good idea on how you go about doing the planks on the frame of your chris craft.
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:06 AM
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Hi Fleece3
I use CA clue as it sets quick. Have you had a look at plank on frame ships maybe on YouTube, there is a lot of videos and some can run for 30min. That should give you a good idea on how you go about doing the planks on the frame of your chris craft.
hope that helps
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Thanks, I have seen the type of videos that you are talking about on YouTube. They are VERY entertaining, but not much help from an instructional standpoint. But I will always accept a link, maybe I missed something.
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Just a note that you only need to start one thread per question. I left this one since its the most appropriate place and already has replies.
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