|1958 California Cracker Box|
The East coast has the Jersey Speed Skiff,
but if you're from the West, your boat is a Cracker Box.
The Cracker Box style boat was first introduced in the 1940’s after the war, and quickly became a favorite style boat for the home builder. With its simple design and good looking profile, the two-seater was reminiscent of the classic racing runabouts.
The boat modeled here is of a 1958 Cracker Box design, in the California style. The difference between the California style and the racing Cracker Box of today is that the California style has a great deal more tumble home at the transom. With that said, all the other dimensions are the same, and indeed, the boat could be raced in the Cracker Box class with the newer fiberglass versions.
The model is supplied with all of
the details to make an accurate 1/6th scale model for display as well as a
full fledged racing model. We opted to complete the model with a
modified hatch and a true 1/6th scale Chevy 283 cu. in. "V-8", using a
modified REVEL Models motor kit, available at your local hobby shop.
Click on picture for a full-size view. Click here to see an actual build of the model.