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The mahogany runabout reminds me of the 50s when the Chris Craft boats were so popular. Several years ago I saw a fellow getting gas in his truck and had one on a trailer. Questions revealed it was a reproduction built in NY state, if I recall. Those are really nice, stick. Afraid to see the cost.
Edit: I took the plunge- you need time and a good credit card. And I thought fishing was expensive.

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now adays the can fetch a half million dollars...

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plans for model boats are easy and cheap to come by.

This one was made by my dad (with help from a very young me) in the late '50's. Its 40" long at 1/12th scale. I have a full sized set of plans. might build another one day.


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The mahogany runabout reminds me of the 50s when the Chris Craft boats were so popular. Several years ago I saw a fellow getting gas in his truck and had one on a trailer. Questions revealed it was a reproduction built in NY state, if I recall. Those are really nice, stick. Afraid to see the cost.
Edit: I took the plunge- you need time and a good credit card. And I thought fishing was expensive.
My folks own a lake house and one of the gentlemen on their cove owns a Chris Craft from that era. I don't know if he's had it restored or if it's just been kept in impeccable condition for years, but it is by far the prettiest boat on the lake. He puts it in the water just about every weekend, so it certainly gets its workout. Gorgeous boats.
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Never asked the neighbor what he figures his is worth, but based on what we know some other boats on the lake went for I'd say $500,000 is definitely in the ballpark, maybe even a tad low! Boats like that aren't for folks who make rational decisions about their money!
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Never asked the neighbor what he figures his is worth, but based on what we know some other boats on the lake went for I'd say $500,000 is definitely in the ballpark, maybe even a tad low! Boats like that aren't for folks who make rational decisions about their money!
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Back in 1975 Cleveland I met a man that was in an RC club that made RC controlled scale model ships, in particular military warships and staged WWII era sea battles at YMCA swimming pools.

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Mine is a work in progress of the 1:85 scale plank on frame model of the US Constellation, American Frigate 1798. I still have a long way to go. 1st layer of planking is finished. It has been a real learning experience. The hull is 25" long. The model kit is from Artesania Latina and the included instructions are lacking a lot in clarity of construction. Fortunately, there are a lot of Youtube videos these days that have helped me considerably. At the current pace, it will be several more years before I complete it. It goes in spurts for me. I will get a portion done and then take a long break to do other projects and hobbies. The cool thing is the real restored ship is moored in Baltimore harbor so I was able to visit it and take a lot of photos when my son was in attending medical school in Maryland.
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