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by lakeracer69
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox fever
Replies: 111
Views: 46664

Two points, Fuel in the back so pitch change is nominal as fuel (weight) is removed. You should have full length cavitation plates across the back as well. Mine stick outboard of the transom 12" and are adjustable with turnbuckles. This also allows the boat to "think" and act longer than it is. John...
by lakeracer69
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox fever
Replies: 111
Views: 46664

If you haven't done the fuel system yet, I would consider putting it behind the seats. It will be less sensitive to pitch changes as fuel is burned, than if it was mounted up in front of the engine. Lets see some Pics!

John H.
by lakeracer69
Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox fever
Replies: 111
Views: 46664

Hi, I'm building one in NH. Going with a bobtail drive and 9 degree strut with outboard rudder bracket. I have a 420 HP SB Chevy motor with a hydraulic roller cam. I have just found a new spot to continue building. I put everything together on the form 2 years ago and it went together like a fine pu...
by lakeracer69
Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Woodstar PT 85 Planer
Replies: 14
Views: 13444

I think you are refering to what we call a jointer here in the U.S. We use it to square up finished edges on stock. A thickness planer is used here for planing stock to thickness and it has a power infeed. Also I have some semi-circular plastic jigs with magnets in them that allow you to position an...
by lakeracer69
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Crackerbox
Replies: 1
Views: 4500

Hi,

You might want to try a smaller diameter prop, 11 or 10 3/4. I have a 420 hp mouse motor that I'm going to use in mine. The prop I have to start with is 11 X 16. The roller cam I have is good for up to 6500rpm. I'm hoping for 80+.
by lakeracer69
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Flatsawn vs quartersawn
Replies: 9
Views: 4673

I'm with dave on that one. Send it back. It will probably break if you have to bend it much. I get great doug fir up here in NH at a place that sells it for decks mostly and its quartersawn. They also put up with me going through it all to find knot free stuff (I do put it all back after). My .02, J...
by lakeracer69
Sat May 28, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rub Rail Sources / Suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

Try doing a search for Taco marine. They have plenty of styles.

John H.
by lakeracer69
Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Sandpaper grade to use after encapsulation
Replies: 5
Views: 4607

Sandpaper grade to use after encapsulation

I have my frames and motor stringers encapsulated for my Crackerbox. I am going to use Interlux bilge coat on them for a topcoat. What grade of Al oxide paper should I be using to get a good bite and not sand through the epoxy ( I have 2 coats on everything). I am leaning towards 150 or 180 or is th...

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