New Crackerbox build

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  1. Nov 18, 2019 #1

    BobLondress

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    My new Crackerbox design. The lofting is finished and the frames are cut. I am going to coat the frames first with penetrating epoxy and then onto the jig. More to come.
     

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    Hey Bob...
    Its now going on Friday....is it ready for paint...?
     
  3. Nov 21, 2019 #3

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    Not ready yet but here is the update.
     

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    Hey Bob...
    That sure is some awesome cutting work on the formers....looking nice.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2019 #5

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    Thank you, hopefully my new design will run good too.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2019 #6

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    Hello Bob..
    I was just looking at you album area...the plum crazy looks like a Zipp kit...is that correct
     
  7. Nov 22, 2019 #7

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    Yes, that was a zip that I built about 3 years ago. I did real well with it, but I wanted to build one of my design. It’s a shot and may not run as good as Plum Crazy , but we will see.
     
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    I enjoyed my Zipp build...and still trying to get the hang of driving the boat...its definitely not a full throttle boat...
    So what are your specs on your design..
     
  9. Nov 22, 2019 #9

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    It is built to conform to IMPBA and Namba. 43.5 length, 16.5 beam. No fee and 1/8” rocker 8” from transom. I wanted to go with the IMPBA beam of 15” but that would make it illegal for Namba.
     
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    Should be no V
     
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    Sweet....nice to put a personal spin on a cool design..
     
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    Sheers installed, engine bearers need to be glued in. now on to the chines and keel
     
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    Forgot the pics !
     

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    First layer of chines done, engine stringers and keel in place. One more lamination of spruce for the chines and then all the sanding and fairing.
     

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    Bob.
    Thats coming along very nice..keep the pic coming...the nose gets real busy real fast..
     
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    1/16” sides going on. Had to bring it inside, 50 dog in the shop.
     

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    Off the build jig and looking like a boat. Some sanding and sealing, then the deck framing.
     

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    How nice....
    The rear transom upper roll is awesome...adds a Italian flair..
     
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    Thanks, it’s called tumblehome in full size boats. It’s like the cracker I built about 10 years ago.
     

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    Wrong picture, here is the same boat after I sold it, repainted.
     

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