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by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:46
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Template made to make A frame to hold/support prop shaft.
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:43
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140106

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Four bolt main 350 Chev in the process of being secured to engine beds. Mechanic friend Glen Abbott of Mechanical and Marine Services did all the engine fitting work. When he did the wiring he used a trailer plug connection so if and when the engine may have to be removed it will be just a matter of...
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:36
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140106

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Interior shot, shows windscreen with tinted glass fitted, bulkhead previously fitted with blackwood rail over the top.
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:31
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140106

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Took a long time to work out a pattern for the windscreen. Made to look similar to the original cabin, the frame is King Billy pine and shows the work done to shape it to fit the bow in the deck.
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:22
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140106

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Frame work for benches, when Dad had Tomboy there were two benches in the cabin similar to this, the idea is to be able to camp overnight in the future, weather permitting!
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:18
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140106

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Rear deck work, also shows rudder stock and bracket for the hydraulic steering arm I am going to use.
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:14
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140106

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Photo of stern tube and shaft fitted.
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:11
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140106

Re: A Tasmanian experience

To start with we worked the borer in by hand to ensure it followed the pilot hole, later to quote Bruce "It was a honeymoon job; straight in and beautiful!" :P
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:06
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140106

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Next, photo of borer made up to make hole bigger enough for stern tube to be fitted.
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 21:02
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140106

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Next worry, which required lots of discussion about method and execution to get a hole through the keel for the prop shaft. As a result we drilled a pilot hole first just in case it tracked off and ended up comming out the side instead of the back.

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