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Glad you got it apart.


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Nice Fuzz, glad you were able to get it apart!!! Jeff

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That's a "shaft tree"!
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Well done Fuzz. 8) Tom
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VT_Jeff wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:27 pm That's a "shaft tree"!
Hopefully more like a lodge pole pine than an oak tree :lol:

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Just curious. Why not build a shaft log by glasssing around a pvc pipe then leaving it there?
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glossieblack wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:47 pm Just curious. Why not build a shaft log by glasssing around a pvc pipe then leaving it there?
That is a very good question. My problem was size. I am using a 2 inch shaft. The stuffing box is 3 inch ID. So I needed something that was bigger than two inch plus some a little clearance room. The closest I could come up with was 2 inch electrical that was 2 3/8 od. By the time I wrapped the pipe I was close to 2.5 inch. That let me have a 1/4 inch glass wall and be at 3 inch od. I would have loved to have found the right tube to have been able to leave it in there. The boat had a 1.5 inch shaft and all they did was install a piece of 2 inch pvc and then pore concrete around it.
The root cause of all this and why I removed the old shaft log is the angle was so flat it forced the engine to be way too far forward. That worked for a work boat but not so good for a play boat.

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Makes sense to me. No way would I want the engine to far for'd.
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