One of the rarest Chris-Crafts manufactured.
When the Chris-Craft Racing Hydroplane was first delivered, it was accompanied with a warning: “FOR RACING ONLY”. Chris-Craft knew that they had a thoroughbred on their hands. Equipped with a high-performance 121 horsepower KB engine shoehorned in, the three in-line carburetors protruded above the deck. The streamlined red fairing, designed to shield the carburetors, came to symbolize one of the fastest and most desirable Chris-Craft boats of the pre-war years.
This kit is very similar in construction to our 19′ Racing Runabout, kit #1249, in that it utilizes the popular expanded PVC and mahogany double planking method. The new 16′ hydroplane kit includes all the items you have come to expect from a Dumas kit. Step-by-Step instructions, flag, decal, chrome plated fittings and laser cut parts which we started using in our #1249 Racing Runabout kit.
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1941 Chris-Craft 16′ Hydroplane
Beam: 8 1/2″
Running Hardware: Included in kit
*Additional parts required for R/C: (sold separately)
Power: #2025 High Speed Electric Motor
Speed Control: #8314 Electronic Speed Control
Battery: #8302 7.2v NiCad Flat pack
Charger: #8315 NiCad Battery Charger
Radio Control: #8812-1 2 Channel Radio Control w/ servo
*A word about the finish on our Chris-Crafts:
The products we use to finish the Chris-Craft models are available on our web site. Our current finishing process uses two to three coats of epoxy finishing resin (#8025) and multiple coats of Testors Wet Look clear lacquer (#8028).