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Summer Song | Tuesday, February 11, 2014

With a chisel and sandpaper, I removed the excess bungs from the toerail, then sanded the whole thing and, after cleaning up, masked around it to prepare for varnish. 


I installed the shaft and shaft coupling, then worked to align the engine to the shaft.  Initially, the whole engine was a bit high, so it took quite a few trips between the cockpit locker, where I accessed the coupling to check the alignment, and the forward end of the engine room, where I made the various adjustments to the mounts.  At length, I go the engine aligned acceptably, at which point I slid back the shaft and installed a sacrificial coupling between the transmission and shaft flanges, bolting everything securely.  I hand-tightened the stuffing box packing nut, but this would require observation and adjustment when the boat was launched, and during initial operation of the shaft later.


Outside the boat, I installed the new propeller, completing the new running gear installation.



Back in the cockpit locker, I installed the short length of exhaust hose between the engine and muffler, completing the major engine systems.

At the end of the afternoon, I applied a coat of varnish to the toerails.




Total Time Billed on This Job Today:  7.25

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