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by fergal butler
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 34006

Re: Olds cool down

Hi Dave, Yep I have had a dive team out a few times with no luck it's quite a big area and NO I'm am not paying the fuel cost for you and your mate to come over and have a look :lol: Good job finding the ring that gives me some hope :D



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by fergal butler
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 34006

Re: Olds cool down

Yep it seems to be a bit of a black spot alright :shock: and is really slowing down the search, I think back in the old days if a boat got too bad to use anymore they just tow them out and sank them in the middle of the lake :roll: so now I'm looking for a needle in a haystack thats has lots of need...
by fergal butler
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 34006

Re: Olds cool down

Another boat found on Tuesday this looks promising as you can just about see the shadow of the bow meaning that it has not been there long and settled down into the silt also there is a bright spot that could be the engine block it also looks a bit out of shape this could mean she is at an angle but...
by fergal butler
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cracker Box - Set-up Level
Replies: 11
Views: 3718

Re: Cracker Box - Set-up Level

If you built your building form as to the plans these measurements should bring you up to 1" below the top of the motor stringer as it sits now "upside-down" http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx179/fergalbutler/cracker%20box/cracker%201_zpsantadnnr.jpg When the frames 4-3-2-1 are in place in the no...
by fergal butler
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cracker Box - Set-up Level
Replies: 11
Views: 3718

Re: Cracker Box - Set-up Level

The same question was asked here http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25374 When you turn your boat over these frames will be the level point the tops of them are set 1" into the stringers, hope that helps clear things up for you. http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx179/fergalbutler/cra...
by fergal butler
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox conception
Replies: 79
Views: 69499

Re: Crackerbox conception

The height of the build form can be changed to suit your self, you might need it a bit bigger to give yourself enough room to slide underneath the boat or to save your self from bending down too much, don't go too high as you will want to be able sand in as far as the keel without getting on a stepl...
by fergal butler
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member UK
Replies: 14
Views: 3919

Re: New Member UK

Welcome guy's I'm just across the pond in Ireland and have found these very helpful in sourcing local hardware http://www.cmba-uk.com/forum/search.php?search_id=active_topics&sid=67007e294a96d42457ea2bca6058fec0 with our climate it's very hard to get good chrome work like lights, exhaust pipes and w...
by fergal butler
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CRACKERBOX SPEEDSTER
Replies: 4
Views: 2187

Re: CRACKERBOX SPEEDSTER

by fergal butler
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 34006

Re: Olds cool down

Cheers Bill :D I will never give up looking she will be found and brought back to life.
by fergal butler
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 655254

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Excellent work. :D


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by fergal butler
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 34006

Re: Olds cool down

No luck finding her yet :( I bought an old barn find Glastron cheep to go and look for her but the transom and stringers were rotten so it's getting a major overhaul you can follow the progress here, http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057456530 she should be ready to go soon as I will ...
by fergal butler
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 34006

Re: Olds cool down

No nothing yet, we have found 4 boats at this stage but none of them were mine :( the hunt goes on.



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by fergal butler
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 34006

Re: Olds cool down

Wasn't her check out the video :(



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by fergal butler
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 34006

Re: Olds cool down

After spending yesterday looking for Old's Cool onboard the stunning barge Hawthorn http://www.bargehawthorn.info/ in the very pleasant company of Giles & Jill we eventually came across these images on the sonar, we were so sure this was her that we called out a diver to confirm. http://i753.photobu...
by fergal butler
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in Ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: New Member in Ireland

Good for you and welcome to the world of building classic looking boats :D To start with an outboard is the best way to start off it's a lot less of a trouble of an inboard and cheeper to build. You can get in touch with me here http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=393 if you want any l...

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