CRACKER BOX

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by TUGMYWAY » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:11 pm

Love the dock photo's! So very cool. :shock: The Box is looking very good also! :P We need to see her in the water,now get back to work! :twisted:
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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by fergal butler » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:56 am

For the seats I used 1/4 ply and a layer 1/4 mahogany the back has 2" foam and the seat has 4"

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I cut the foam a bit bigger than the board and then stapled it to the edge to give it a rounded shape.

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The fabric was cut 3" bigger than the board and stapled on.

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The seat foam was too thick to staple a curve in so I cut it away bit by bit till I got it close enough.

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The sides and prop shaft still have to be covered also the back of the seat will be a little bit higher when fixed in place, not my best work but it saved me a few quid having a go at doing it myself :D

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by neel thompson » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:28 am

Seat looks great Fergal.. In the last picture, it appears that you have a switch panel hinged to the aft end of your motor stringers. What is that panel, and why is it hinged. You are doing a superb job all the way around.... When is the big day?

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by fergal butler » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:11 am

neel thompson wrote:Seat looks great Fergal.. In the last picture, it appears that you have a switch panel hinged to the aft end of your motor stringers. What is that panel, and why is it hinged. You are doing a superb job all the way around.... When is the big day?
Cheers :D The panel is not permeant I just have there for testing the engine the hinges were just handy brackets because of the angle. I might get her in the water before the end of the month to mark out the waterline and check for leaks, maybe a little run :D but she will be far from finished.

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by Roberta » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:46 am

Lookin' Good, Fergal!!!

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by fergal butler » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:32 am

What to do with a few bits of high density foam and a pack of girls tights :D

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I shaped the foam and cut some slits 3/4 of the way through to allow it to bend then I poked a hole down through the first section and passed a bit of rope down it and tide a large knot.

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Then poked a hole in the toe of the tight passed the rope through and pull the tight down over the foam cut off the excess and sewed it up.
3 new fenders that will confirm to the shape of the boat :D

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by fergal butler » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:29 pm

Let's get ready to rumble. :D

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by Pullie » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:42 am

Beautiful!!

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by SeaPea » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:42 am

looking fantastic Fergal!!
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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by red » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:23 am

looks great when is the bell going to ring for the first round

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by TUGMYWAY » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:32 am

Very Well Done! :shock: Your hard work looks GREAT! :P
Time to go for a ride. :mrgreen:
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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by fergal butler » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:09 am

The launch went well and the boat ran great up to 40 MPH then she started proposing so I may have to add a few wedges to act as trim tabs, she sat well in the water and level with my water line "shame it was the top of my waterline" :D I will try and get a video up later.

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by Joris » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:41 pm

Looks like someone had a great day :D

I'll be dreaming about boats tonight, nice ones like yours!

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Post by Old aussie » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:00 pm

top job fergal, boat looks great, love all the different photos shows the true lines of that beautiful boat.

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