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Seafever's single biggest nightmare

The shaft log which is one of those last ALMOST forever parts is broken and the PO pretty much had the shaft seal held in with plumbers putty



So this jig was made up at the motor height and i have to shim it up in line with the Prop Strut which is the part outside the boat that holds the prop shaft using a long shaft



Then i can cut out the bad part and epoxy in a new one which is so easy to type and so hard to do

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That sucks. If previous owners didn't exist, boats wouldn't have any problems!
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I have know since i pulled the prop-shaft and the cutlass bearing was worn through a a few degrees angle there was and aliment issue



So out with the cutlass bearing and in with 1" bronze bushings and aliment shaft



Well i am pretty sure the stern tube was in the right place and the motor was 3-1/2' high SO that left the famous a MONKEY did a bad job of installing the strut



The wood really was on its last legs anyway so i am looking at as a blessing



The FEIN make quick work of that mess



And like magic suddenly everything lined up PERFECT now i just have to clean up all the parts and make some epoxy shims so i can lock it down in aliment

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Nice reporting, thanks for that... What are you going to do when all this is finished???

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Well

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One of my bigger issues right now is my racing commitments interfering with finishing the boat

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So i will add on the other post but this is something i have never seen so BAD



I cut away the broken part of the tube



And made one of my famous portable machine tools in a last ditch effort to NOT cut out the tube



Which left with with a nice round 1.700 tube to eater clamp on a new log or epoxy on and reinforce it with a short piece of tube



BUT No what do i find a BIGAZZ BLISTER INSIDE the tube which kind of explains all the marine-tex i had to chip away

And its a LOT deeper than it looks in the picture

So the good news is the tool worked great and i only have to cut out another 6" of tube

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Today was a GOOD DAY i came across a 1.75 diameter carbide facing tool which was GOOD as fiberglass rips tool steel a new ass and this was is made to work with hand held drill power



The hull is freaking thick in this area and i did not want to hack it up



And i had to do 1/2 from outside and 1/2 inside so the mandrel would stay supported and cut a true hole :rockon

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Im very impressed Tommays...Well done....the ingenuity around here amazes me sometimes.

Looks Like one of the few places I would use 5200 on a boat..... bedding in a new log..

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A bit of grinding and epoxy and were good to go on this one

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So while i am back here making a painful entry



A bunch of sanding and its surprisingly NOT level



A crap load of clean and sand some plugs a small dam and it looks a good bit better

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Well

In the end with the old tube being in ****-eyed the new hole was bit to ****-eyed SO a bunch of grinding to let the tube sit correctly




I played dentist so the first poor would stay locked in them taped things up careful





After it sits a day i will beef it up with a bunch of layers of cloth

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