CRACKER BOX

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby pamelalynne1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:01 pm

If it all works out I'll be building it for a friend for racing

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby fergal butler » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:21 pm

pamelalynne1 wrote:If it all works out I'll be building it for a friend for racing


I'm not 100% sure but I don't think the Glen-L crackerbox is APBA approved, might be worth checking this out http://crackerboxracing.net/boxdesign.html

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby pamelalynne1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:51 pm

From the information I've gathered, although it is not an approved hull, as long as it will pass the safety inspection they will let you race. The dimensions just have to be inside requirements.

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:20 am

I recently learned from Glen that he designed the Cracker Box specifically for the racing class local to our area and shortly after the design came out, they changed the class design specs. That was in the 40's, so probably is irrelevant today but is an interesting bit of history...
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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby pamelalynne1 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:49 pm

Gayle, I'm sending a link to the Crackerbox rules and offsets. Would it be possible to have Glen compare them to the offsets on his design just to see if they're in tolerances? If I know where they may be out of tolerance I might be able to tweak it to fit, especially if it's just shortening the frames a little. Let me know. Thanks.

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby Crkrbild » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:27 am

hello everyone. I've chosen to take on the crackerbox build and have just finished reading every post before I chose to ask a few questions.
1. what will calm down the porpoising in this hull design ? I've seen longer design and keeping the engine as far aft as possible. I'm a sprintcar racer that's changing hobbies. Seems this maybe a weight issue in the bow area. What about one of my aluminum block engines ?

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby fergal butler » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:59 pm

She went like a dream today :D no porpoising whatsoever with the trim tabs, I'll try to get some video up in a few days.


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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby mrintense » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:52 pm

Very Cool Fergal. But isn't it still a bit cold for boating out there? :)
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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby fergal butler » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:05 pm

mrintense wrote:Very Cool Fergal. But isn't it still a bit cold for boating out there? :)


Everyone else was frozen but I didn't feel a thing :lol:


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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby Lowka53 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:05 pm

:lol: already have and it has been posted on my page love it :wink: 8)
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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby Mr Hot Rod » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:50 am

Great video, Fergal ! It looks like you're having way too much fun out there ...

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby Roberta » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:04 pm

WOW!!!! Thanks for the ride!!!!!

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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:14 pm

Love it Fergal! Thank you...
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Re: CRACKER BOX

Postby fergal butler » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Thank you and all who help out on the forum this is truly where dreams are made......I still can't believe I built this boat her design is a thing of beauty that I love to look at and feel :oops: and she's mine all mine :D The Malahini gave me a smile from ear to ear but the crackerbox took my head off :lol:


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