February 11, 2016
Early in the morning, before I had to depart the shop for a day working remotely on another project, I removed the Delrin rod from the now-cured stern tube repair. It took only light pressure with a wrench to slightly turn and break free the rod, after which I could pull it out of the new lamination by hand. I was very pleased with the results of the repair, and would finish up the tube extension presently. It would require cutting to the correct length, and installation of the new Cutless bearing, after which I could proceed with reinstalling the shaft and, at my leisure, fairing the tube back into the aperture as it’d been originally.
Total time billed on this job today: 1 minute 12 seconds
0600 Weather report:
18°, partly clear. Forecast for the day: sun, clouds, show shower in the afternoon, high near 30 but dropping in the afternoon