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Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:54 pm
by TUGMYWAY
Looks GREAT in the water!!!

When driving it did you try to push through the proposing ? Some time it mite take a nother 5 to 10 MPH to get away from the problem? But LIFE Jacket time!! and a safty boat!

I would try some sand bags up front and is it would help settel the boat?
Randy

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:53 am
by fergal butler
TUGMYWAY wrote:Looks GREAT in the water!!!

When driving it did you try to push through the proposing ? Some time it mite take a nother 5 to 10 MPH to get away from the problem? But LIFE Jacket time!! and a safty boat!

I would try some sand bags up front and is it would help settel the boat?
Randy
I did try pushing it a bit but I had a passenger with me just to do the video and he was looking at me as if to say "are you mad are you trying to kill me" so I backed off :lol: I will try it on my own next time with a bit of weight in the bow before I try the wedges.
Cheers.

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:57 am
by Joris
fergal butler wrote:Sweet dreams :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItGACLF2MY
No doubt in my mind that after such a ride she's worth all the work and time! Awesome boat Fergal!

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:44 am
by trisailor
That first day is SUCH an adrenalin rush. Congratulations on a job well done. The issues can and will be worked out, one by one. I'm quite sure very few of us who have gone through the process can say. "yup, everything was JUST perfect". This winter I'll be adjusting my waterline by quite a bit, as well as dealing with carburetor issues and a rudder cavitation problem, but in the meantime, IT'S REALLY FUN!!!!

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:46 pm
by Roberta
Beautiful!!! What a PROUD MOMENT!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:57 pm
by vupilot
Congrats! Thanks for the ride

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:28 pm
by J Patroni
Fergal,

Kris just told me you splashed your Crackerbox. I went to youtube to see your vid.

Great job. Glad to hear the first launch went well. I can't remember if you built 15' or 16-1/2'. If you went 15' and used the trans/V8 combo you are probably bow heavy already.
Adding weight to the bow may be a mistake. Take it slow if you do add bow weight.

Again, Great showing. Now you need a chase boat to get more video.

Jim

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:16 am
by fergal butler
Cheers guy's, Hi Jim I went with the 15 foot but even with two guys in her she was still doing it, I need to get out with a proper chase boat to see how she rides from outside the boat. This was by backup boat for the day and for some reason he couldn't keep up :lol:


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Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:18 am
by bob smith
Great work, beautiful boat !
Now the real fun begins, getting her just right on the water.
You might want to consider adjustable trim tabs, I'll bet that they will solve the proposing issue. I think other Cracker Box builders have used them.
Bob Smith

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:19 am
by fergal butler
Cheers Bob, Yea I think trim tabs would the way to go I just fear they will take the look off her lovely ass :D If anyone has used wedges on the hull I would love to hear how found them failing that any pro's and con's to self levelling trim tabs compared to electric.
Thanks.


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Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:19 am
by neel thompson
Fergal... Really nice job.. She looks great.. Those trim tabs do take away from the clean transom look, but they work well when keeping the boat level side to side, and may help with the porposing issue. They are not needed at all to get these boats on plane, but do make for a good place to mount stern thrusters... Love my thrusters.....Neel

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:46 am
by fergal butler
neel thompson wrote:Fergal... Really nice job.. She looks great.. Those trim tabs do take away from the clean transom look, but they work well when keeping the boat level side to side, and may help with the porposing issue. They are not needed at all to get these boats on plane, but do make for a good place to mount stern thrusters... Love my thrusters.....Neel

Thanks Neel, Are your tabs self adjusting or electric ?

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:40 am
by neel thompson
They are Lenco electric and work great. Highly recommended

Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:15 am
by fergal butler
Here is a little radio interview I did on the boat if anyone wants to waste a few minutes of their lives :D Sorry it's in 3 sections just click the pic.



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Re: CRACKER BOX

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:58 am
by Gayle Brantuk
Fergal,

That's a great interview. I enjoy the nice accents you both have! Nice background music too--Boston is one of my favorite bands :D

Thanks for posting...