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Old 12-20-2009, 12:34 AM
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Hi folks,

Here is a little Chris Craft model my brother picked up in an antique store near Ottawa.

The boat doesn't mystify me/us, but the engine is a new one. It appears to be nearly all brass.. never seen that before, but I am an airplane geek not a boat type. You may be able to see the soldering between the cylinder and crankcase and elsewhere.

The prop and rudder appear home-made, very neat, either that or commercial bits looked like that.

I'll leave y'all with that, and hope someone knows something about this!

Thanks,

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Old 12-20-2009, 12:37 PM
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If no hits try posting in the sport & scale section. Got me, I want one though. Nice find
Old 12-20-2009, 01:36 PM
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Thanks. Came in a box with a Phantom P-30 ignition engine, marine, in nice shape, an ED Hunter Diesel in good enough shape, and this. Plus a Cox Space Bug glow plug in an envelope. And a collection of German made control-line props - pretty sure they are as they say "Fesselflug" on the back.

He got it for $60..

Some people. I have everything but the boat now, we were wrestling over that one.. so I took pics and let him away with it for now.

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Old 12-21-2009, 12:13 AM
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It looks like an OK Cub .049 to me, I might have one in the workshop. See if there is a third hole under the block for mounting. The name should be on the side somewhere.
Old 12-21-2009, 09:49 PM
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No, it's not a Cub, I have an A and B model and owned acouple more over the years. This thing has a brass crankcase, brass cylinder with steel liner, and two holes at 180 degrees for mounting. I have a feeling it is a home engine builder's special, maybe using other internals, maybe not. It has not been removed or disassembled yet, so internal details have to wait.

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Is this the original of those electric motor hid behind the firewall conversions?
Old 12-22-2009, 09:04 AM
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looks like a home-made engine to me.
Old 12-22-2009, 10:48 AM
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I tend to think so too. Perhaps it used steel internals from a commercial engine, dunno. After a bit of checking around I/we'll probably unbolt it and take it apart to examine.

There was a piece of partly machined aluminum rod in the box, which indicates that this guy had a lathe. And the rudder and prop, while beautifully made from brass, look home brew too. I am fairly sure this is a very, very nicely done homebrew project.

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wow that is a sweet lil boat the motor looks like its a home made kit i wonder how the solder holds out when it gets hot? id take it out polish the hell outta it and spray it with clear coat to save the shine then id put it back on my shelf and keep it to look at its pretty old i suppose worth alot more if you sell it as is rather then fixing it up
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That is way cool. I don't have a clue what it is but I wouldn't touch a thing. Clean it up and make a nice case to display it. Very neat boat.
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I wonder if it might be this one?

Sterling models Chris Craft. The engine looks similar to an old Wen-MK III. With the way the exhaust is, its possible it may be around .09-.10 displacment....I know Hornet & enya made engines similar to that one....Or it may just be a homebuilt....Keep in mind that many commercially made vintage engines made around the 50's "look" like they were home made....
Either way. take good care of it...
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:56 AM
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That boat kit might well be it! The seat looks right, of course that could mean nothing though. Is that a tank in the plastic bag? There is a tank on the model, painted but you can see it in the pics.

But not the engine, too many differences. I never heard of a commercial glow engine made of soldered brass. The second pic I think shows the funky nature of the engine best.

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