Trailer has new wheels and tires new lights and wiring. So i meet the 80yearold man selling the boat, a deal is struck and i am the proud owner of an old wood cracker box. Cracker boxs were popularised in america after the second world war and until recently when fergal built one, there wasnt a glenl cracker. The compact cracker box is easy to trailer and handle, too. Red version is the ritz cracker and obtains speeds of almost 100 mph. Find organized links to 1,146 detailed boat builds from 143 websites. An aft cockpit speed boat with inboard motor mounted forward for the home boat builder. The unit measures 4 from transom to the end of the stinger, placing the leading edge of the prop about 4 12 off the back of the boat. I often drive up rosecrans to the 605 freeway on my way back from my moms house to our place in fountain valley. Glenl newsletter and builder photos constant contact. See more ideas about boat, wooden boats and speed boats.
Trailer is included in execelent shape and was setup to fit boat perfectly. See our online inboard hardware catalog at the left along with our. If it is just going to be a nice river boat, there are a good amount of glennl crackers that looks great. This video is about a boat i built named olds cool she is a glen l crackerbox. The crackerbox hardware includes a strut style outdrive, stainless steel skeg and adjustable trim tabs with an outer splash guard on the left trim tab.
Professionally built by spencer boatworks and in excellent condition quality construction varnished decks carefully machined enginerare 82a v8 traditional style old school vintage flavor glen l hardware chrome s. Little john said that he boat had a 392 hemi 260hp in 1952 and ran over 90mph. You can do your own automotive motor conversion using components available from glenl. Jul, 2019 a past owner of a cracker box racerloved the ride. Weve had several requests from glenl builders wishing to extend the hull length and pondering where to locate the engine, or adding a transmission to a design that was never intended to have one direct drive such as the 15 loa glenl cracker box. Index glenl cracker box shaft layout diagrams 14mar2012. Check out the crackerbox boat for sale with ford v8 60 hp all built to be a water rod. This 1946 wooden cracker box boat has been totally rebuilt by little johns marine fabrication. Fergals boat building microplas microboat restoration. Covering the cracker box racing boats and the century thunderbolt racers. For sale san francisco and bay area, ca 1947 glen l cracker box, this home built 1947 cracker box boat was built off of glen l plans. We needed to find some answers, so frame offsets from the glenl plans were. This time we were amazed by the restoration of a microplas microboat completed in 2014.
Norman cove, bahamas boat building is one of the few pursuits where utilization of the end product is as rewarding as its construction. This proven design can be built even if youre on a budget. Looks like a cracker, but its only 10 feet, and runs a 20 hp merc outboard. The boat is coming along, varnish work is complete and reassembly is taking place, here are a couple of pictures of the boat as we get near the completion of the project. Vintage hilborn mechanical fuel injection is available at extra cost.
Visit boatersnet to view this and other glen l power boats for sale by owner as well as other power boats for sale in massachusetts, or place a free ad to sell your own boat. He needed an engine that would be true to the cracker box style, so he salvaged a gm 5. Building the glenl hot rod flywheel forward engine page. I recently bought some plans from glenl for a 15 crackerbox gentlemans style runabout. I need to really think about the inboard powerplant i want to drop in her before i start the overall design process. Unfollow crackerbox boat to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Since we know kens design workglen was kens mentor for those 22 yearswe feel very comfortable with his expertise and commitment to detail that is a. If you could find templates or plans for a patterson cracker, that is your best bet. Fergals boat building the glenl cracker box boat renovation. When we canadians can\t play hockey we fill up the rink and go boating. The glenl has a more rounded transom than does this crackerbox.
Engine and boat have test time only, 1 hour, 56 minutes total. Im currently repairing some stress cracks prior to new paint. The blue one is for the grandkids, the animal cracker, and will do about 3540 hp. This example has never even seen water, only completed in 20 and still awaiting a powerplant of your choosing. Ken worked for glenl for over 22 years from 1965 until 1987 when he ventured out on his own and formed hankinson associates. The plans for the zip came from glenl with a stepbystep instruction manual and fullsized patterns for the transom, frames, gussets, stem, breasthook, and knees. In february, we published an article on the amazing backyard build of a glenl cracker box by a highly talented irish boat builder named fergal. I have been reading wooden boat magazine for years and learned of glenl marine from adds in wooden boat. This new hull also performs better than all of our other crackerbox designs, and is currently legal in all crackerbox racing classes. Suitable inboard engines for a crackerbox boat design net. Crackerbox racing boats covering the cracker box racing boats and the century thunderbolt racers. Fergal rebuilt the engine and gearbox using a friends workshop so it could be craned into his beloved creation. Autoplay when autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.
Boat has undergone a complete rebuild, each part or. Boat is setup forsbc not included had a supercharged motor in the boatrunning, used motor for my new flat. Today, it has a new bright red paint job, with a black racing stripe and is powered by a 315 hp mercruiser. Builders can shorten the boat by 10 percent if they reduce the frame spacing, but glenl recommends against lengthening the zip. Some of these glen l homebuilts are nicer than anything ive seen come out of a boat factory. See our online inboard hardware catalog at the left along with our hardware list below. Ken hankinson boat designs for the beginning boat builder. Going fast is easy for a crackerbox, due to its nearly flat bottom. New build crackerbox things have been a bit slow but the kids are back to school this week so i should have more time to play as you can see from my link i have been stripping the donor boat and have the engine out ready for a rebuild as you can hear on the video there is a slight knock in it. Boat currently in dry heated storage if in need of more pics or have questions please ask. It also came with another 40 ford motor a set of late edelbrock heads an edelbrock.
Crackerbox while being our easiest to build kit ever. From the outside, the only really obvious differences are two. Today i got the first few planks of mahogany on the transom,i will add photos to the album tomorrow. The glenl has a different arrangement of bulkheads and one less bulkhead. Crackerbox boat plans how to build a putt putt boat wooden speed boat plans free sailing boat plans for sale runabout boat buildat building on a boat boat layouts plansh for boat 8 best crackerbox images glen l cracker box archives boatbuilders site on glen l rc plans vintage 1 5 scale racing cracker box model boat boat bench seat plans boat building laws a waterfowl how to build a. Correct and proper restorations and preservation of old cracker box boats.919 1051 951 751 1665 919 953 689 1527 260 1229 59 337 1319 1011 481 379 31 650 1346 1309 551 408 1150 1537 349 632 457 383 727 998 100 185 832 578 671 251 43 3 953