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by fergal butler
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another crackerbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Re: Another crackerbox

Great to see another crackerbox in the making they seem to be popular at the moment :) I went with a 5lt mercruiser and a 1-1 gearbox lots of them about and easy to get parts.
by fergal butler
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cracker box - is born
Replies: 90
Views: 35027

Re: cracker box - is born

Looking good, it wont be long now till you will be sitting in her making engine noises :D
by fergal butler
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 2773

Re: Merry Christmas

Happy new year from both boats :D The picture effect was done with this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.superphoto&hl=en I think it makes some cool looks for out boats and even someone as stupid as me can use it :D also available for iPhones http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/x...
by fergal butler
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

Thanks, I'm asking santa if I can get a new sonar/ chartplotter in the sales so any hints or tips would be great as I know next to nothing about them, so far I'm looking at the Garmin striker chirp it seems cheep but it looks like it will do the same job as the others, also the Garmin echomap 75sv a...
by fergal butler
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

No nothing yet, we had storms and a lot of rain here for the past month even the last place I stayed in on the day she sunk has now sunk :( https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12360428_10154430548559057_4063260153071953871_n.jpg?oh=0b6f90320acf14c96a0cc5ab009e2dc5&oe=5717C74D ...
by fergal butler
Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox conception
Replies: 79
Views: 48083

Re: Crackerbox conception

Looking good, I don't think I would have flipped her yet for fear of the frames and breasthook moving out of place, I also had my breasthook fixed to blocks on the building form to stop it from moving up,down,left or right when fitting the chines. Keep up the good work. http://i753.photobucket.com/a...
by fergal butler
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

Well it turned out not to be my boat so the hunt goes on. As Liam Neeson would say "I will look for you I will find you and I will rebuild you" :D Great effort by the guys/girls for putting up with the cold and having a look. http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx179/fergalbutler/cracker%20box/122496...
by fergal butler
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Well..., here it is...
Replies: 12
Views: 2115

Re: Well..., here it is...

Love it :D just about says it all. I hope you don't mind me sharing it and that you wont come after me for royalties when you make your fame and fortune.


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by fergal butler
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

Thanks Dave and everyone else for your help and support :D As we all know each of these boats tells a story about quite a big section of our lives from the first time we dream up the idea of what boat we want to build to the days we spend cruising around in them, my story is just going on a bit long...
by fergal butler
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

You would also have the positive buoyancy of the wood not a lot in these skinned boats but maybe enough to float 100kg.


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by fergal butler
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

Roughly you need 10 to make 1 cubic metre. if it is pe foam then I think it floats 93% of its displacement ,so given that the sheets are 1200 x 2400 10 will float 1 metric ton easily .V12 jag + vdrive and 72c trans with exhaust, propshaft and prop weighs in at 400 kg so you will probably only need ...
by fergal butler
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

Fergal The sheets that I get are 4'x8'x2". That is about 320 pounds per sheet or 50 kg., I think. Quick math, I may be off a little. It's the same flexible foam that you find in life jackets. I can get it in different thicknesses. Bill So would that mean I would need 14 sheets or 4'x8'x24" of space...
by fergal butler
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

I try to install flotation to match the sinking parts. I put it between frames on the topsides under the ceilings and under the deck. I use polyurethane sheets cut to fit. I done care for the form in place stuff. I've used it. But, Don't like it. Bill Hi Bill, were you able to work out how much foa...
by fergal butler
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

I did think about buoyancy but figured if the engine,gearbox and all the non buoyant things came in at around 600-700kg I would need about 700 litres of buoyancy to float her and thats a lot of space in a small boat :shock: I could be wrong with my calculations maybe someone else has worked it all o...
by fergal butler
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 28360

Re: Olds cool down

Hi Bob, nothing yet the weather has been bad hear lately so the divers haven't got a chance to go down yet they are planning to go on the 21st if the weather is ok. If they do find her I have been trying to figure out the best way of getting her up as I can't afford to pay for a salvage crew but I d...

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