Aussie Belle

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:01 pm

I took the coupling off and trimmed the shaft. I did have access to some top millwrights though.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:18 pm

Neel,
I remember reading about that when it happened and your incident is what highlighted to me the importance of the shaft distance between.
Unfortunately I didn’t think I would have to move the engine backwards or forward so is not an easy task.

I will have to unbolt each mount to allow me room to get my drill in there and drill another hole a bit over 3/4” (20mm)
And the slide the motor forward, I may need to put a spacer washer under the mounts just to keep the adjustment for up and down.

Going to be a big day of fitting hardware.

Thanks Bill and Neel

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:35 pm

Jamie

I would trim the shaft. Then nothing has to move. I had to cut about 8" off the shaft that I bought.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:56 pm

Bill, though about doing that and will have another look in a minute, Biggest thing is that I will have to get the key way cut again and notch the shaft for the bolts.

Just trying to avoid more $$$

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:09 pm

Jamie

I was lucky. A bag of chicken biscuits and showed them my build book. They lined up to help. :lol: And, I expensed the biscuits. :wink:

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Tony Hain » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:38 pm

Jamie
I would have thought doing the shaft would have been easier but maybe not cheaper!
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:03 pm

Ok, so I came inside for a lunch break after drilling new holes 20mm forward to give me the correct distance between shaft and strut, I now have a nice gap of 16mm (5/8).
Now going to line up the motor with shaft, being such a long shaft it does sag on the coupler end so I have to block it up to where it spins freely to line up.

To drill the holes in the engine log I removed the mounts, drilled then replaced one at a time, then lifted the front on a trolley jack and levered it forward the 20mm.

Also fitted my repaired gear selector lever
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:25 am

Hi all,

Spent today sorting out the prop shaft and got the distance to where I am happy.

Shaped the blank fin that I bought, drilled the holes and made the top plate out of aluminium.

Would have fitted the shaft log but the screws I had were to long so will pick some up Tomorrow and fit it tomorrow night.
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by PeterG » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:06 am

Looks great! Making good progress now.
How is the clearance between the prop blade tips and the hull? Seems that might be reduced slightly after moving the shaft and motor forward.
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:40 pm

Hi Peter,

I checked the clearance last night as I had one of those moments when you mentioned about the prop to Hull, I knew it was right but still had to check for myself.

I have a touch over 2 inches of clearance, pic attached.

Trial fitted and drilled the holes for the fastening of the shaft log
Have it a hit with epoxy to seal any areas and will give a a day or two before I seal it up and bolt in the shaft for the last time.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by jenko » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:29 pm

looks good to me , hurry up and finish :lol:

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by PeterG » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:26 pm

Nice!
That hull looks so glossy one could mistake it for a plastic hull.
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:14 am

Hi Peter,

Getting there!

Got a big list of things to do but we’ll on the way.
Trailer is ordered and should have it in about 4 weeks

About to start sorting out the wiring and electrical so I can fire her up.

Peter G,

Thanks. Can’t wait to do the top of deck and finish the sides so I can bolt on the shiny stuff

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Tony Hain » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:16 am

Jamie
Can't wait to see her at the next gathering
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by TomB » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:44 pm

Jamie,

The bottom paint came out great.

Tom

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