Saturday, June 27, 2009

GOING ELECTRIC PART 11: THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST

So the epoxy has done it's job and has firmly attached the extension stringers to the hull and existing stringers. The next step is to cut them down to size. But, first we need to transcribe the angle of the prop shaft onto them so we know what angle to cut as shown below:

So the prop shaft angle has been transcribed onto the stringer. All that we have to do is cut the stringer so we can move on to installing the motor mount brackets, motor mounts and of course the motor. But, never, never forget Murphy's Marine law of modifications on board and that is:

Posted by PicasaIf there is a nail or screw in the piece of wood you are cutting the saw blade will find it and attempt to cut through it. In the above case it found two. Mike's Going Electric Tip: Make sure you have extra blades for your saw.


Now that's more like it. It is starting to look like the motor once it's installed will actually line up with the shaft. But, in this installation a lot of the new stringer and part of the old stringer setup was removed as you can see by the piece laying next to the shaft in the photo.

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1 comment:

Keith MacDonald said...

Wow. Keep the posts coming. This is pretty interesting. I have a Nonsuch 26C up here in Ottawa. I'll be really interested to know what you think of electric once it's installed and you've used it for a while