Crackerbox conception

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby kens » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:56 pm

What engine is that?
Atomic-4 ??
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby wickedwood61 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:51 am

Kens, The engine is a 1954 Gray Marine Phantom 4-62. Its had some work done to it, should put out at least 65 HP @ 3600 RPM now.

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby wickedwood61 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:50 pm

Well I got my Crackerbox flipped last week Wednesday with some help. Finished the rest of the bilge paint on Tuesday. I'm looking fwd to the inside work now!
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby sscobra » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:14 pm

Wow! Very nice build. Skip
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby hoodman » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:52 am

Congratulations on the flip! Looks fantastic!

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby fergal butler » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:07 am

Looking good, the work gets a bit more comfortable now :D


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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby wickedwood61 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:51 pm

Thx all for the kind comments. I will be picking up more white oak tomorrow for deck battens and looking into a custom fuel tank from carr enterprises in Florida.

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby wickedwood61 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:34 pm

Made some progress last few days. Finished temp. install of deck beams. Even got my younger brother to help me out.
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby wickedwood61 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:14 pm

Good progress this weekend. Cockpit coming is in. Engine hatch opening is framed out and hatch is done. Also installed the lift points and rudder support bracket. Deck battens are next.
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby wickedwood61 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:41 am

New gas tank showed up yesterday and it fits perfrct
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby billy c » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:59 am

very nice fit. might need a flexible fuel filler tube to match the deck angle ...did you go with the Carr Ent tank?
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby Roberta » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:05 am

Looking Great!!!

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby wickedwood61 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:41 pm

billy c, fuel fill is 2" alum. pipe. The threaded flange on top of tank is welded at the same angle as the aft deck. The tank is from Carr enterprize.

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Postby wickedwood61 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:46 pm

Started eng. install today. Will have it dialed in by tomorrow.
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