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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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Been a while since my last post. I ended up doing the one thing I did not want to do and that is cut out the old main stringers. They were too narrow for the new engine. Cutting them out of this old girl was no fun at all.
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I thought Mother Nature gave you all the snow you need.

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Looks pretty clean. Probably came that way?

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