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  • New build crackerbox

    Just ordered the plans for my next build it's an old race boat called a cracker box,I hope to run a V8 in it for the acoustics.Here is what I hope she will look like.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcXch...layer_embedded
    SEAN-NS,
    My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

  • #2
    Re: New build

    Originally posted by jeepdoc View Post
    Where can you get plans for that boat?
    Awsome look
    The plans I got are from Glen-l I was also looking at an outboard one by Ken Bassett.
    SEAN-NS,
    My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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    • #3
      Re: New build

      This boat was designed as a direct drive no gear box so no reverse I can make it 10% bigger and fit a v drive but causes a lot of other probs.So I wanted to know if anybody has seen one of these a kitchen rudder and can it be fitted to a powerboat. Any help would be great, thanks.
      SEAN-NS,
      My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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      • #4
        Re: New build

        This is a link to my build just click on a pic to find out what is going on,This may take a while.
        http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...er/crackerbox/
        SEAN-NS,
        My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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        • #5
          Re: New build

          Originally posted by jonesg View Post
          Did you get all the parts cut out yet?
          Its been several days already.!
          I have all the framework done now just a bit of fairing to do and then start planking,I know I am a bit slow but it's hard to build a boat when you have a boat to play with in this great weather, build or play build or play,play play play ,build
          http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/x...x/DSC00531.jpg

          http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...er/crackerbox/
          SEAN-NS,
          My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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          • #6
            Re: New build crackerbox

            Originally posted by Bob_VT View Post
            Sean..... what is the length? Are you going with a V-8?
            SEAN-NS,
            My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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            • #7
              Re: New build crackerbox

              Originally posted by bananaboater View Post
              Great new project. Following you on photobucket.

              I think the idea of newer V6 is good. They are pretty efficient just not the bulldog force of the 8. Of course you could always go with a modified V12.
              That forward compartment looks big enough.
              Don't tempt me,It has been done.

              SEAN-NS,
              My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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              • #8
                Re: New build crackerbox

                You might hate me for this but this is my donor boat a sportique 5.7 V8
                I hope to use the engine, prop,rudder,trailer and maybe the v-drive.



                SEAN-NS,
                My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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                • #9
                  Re: New build crackerbox

                  I have a hull now just the first skin, next I will plank it in 1/4 mahogany.
                  http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/x...x/DSC00579.jpg
                  SEAN-NS,
                  My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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                  • #10
                    Re: New build crackerbox

                    Things have been a bit slow but the kids are back to school this week so I should have more time to play As you can see from my link I have been stripping the donor boat and have the engine out ready for a rebuild as you can hear on the video there is a slight knock in it. Today I got the first few planks of mahogany on the transom,I will add photos to the album tomorrow.

                    Check: My new build, below I update when I can. Thanks for the interest
                    SEAN-NS,
                    My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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                    • #11
                      Re: New build crackerbox

                      Hi thanks for the reply as you can see from my link http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...er/crackerbox/ I am still on the planking it,s a bit slow 1 plank a day just have the bottom planks to do now but not sure of the best way to make the transition from bottom to side and keep the line of the boat,if I cut along the top of the blue tape and bring the planking down at an angle I should get away with it.
                      The rudder i got from the donor boat is an inboard one and as the boat is a barrel back so I don't want one off the back.I will only have to move the engine forward about 5" off the CG and hope the weight of the gearbox and a few other bits eg battery will counter act the balance shift.
                      Also I was thinking instead of drilling a hole for the prop shaft i will cut a long slot and then fill with epoxy around the stuffing tube when it is lined up.

                      I am open to any suggestions.
                      SEAN-NS,
                      My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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                      • #12
                        Re: New build crackerbox

                        A little update I have the engine just about ready to go and at the moment I am building a mockup of the hull to sit it in so I can find the angle to drill the propshaft hole.


                        The hull is all planked to just below the waterline as that will be painted and the rest will be bright finished. Still a lot of sanding to do and then coat the sides in 4oz fiberglass cloth and the bottom in 6oz.

                        SEAN-NS,
                        My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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                        • #13
                          Re: New build crackerbox

                          It's alive
                          SEAN-NS,
                          My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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                          • #14
                            Re: New build crackerbox

                            I haven't done much more with the hull, the next step is to drill the prop shaft hole and it's taking a bit of working out as these boats where never built with a gearbox just direct drive so moving the center of gravity and getting the prop shaft angle have been causing a bit of a problem so to help me solve this I built a copy of the hull to use as a jig and set the engine up. I now have the angle at 13 degrees running a 13 x 13 prop so I think it will be ok " I hope"









                            SEAN-NS,
                            My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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                            • #15
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                              Re: New build crackerbox

                              As the weather looks good I decided to do the fiberglassing, I first lay out the cloth and and let it settle over night











                              Just doing one side at a time I am able to get 4 coats of resin on in a day with a 3 hour gap between each coat, when the boat is done it will be washed and sanded and given another filler coat or two before I paint and varnish it.
                              SEAN-NS,
                              My new build http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...view=slideshow

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDVzcVpdhc

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