Roberta's Torpedo

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:30 am

Thanks, Carl! I was just having some fun drilling the transom drains. Need to run out for a paddle bit as my Forstener bit is about a half inch short of getting through the bottom transom frame member. So far I have not drilled through the bottom. :lol:

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:21 pm

So far this week I cleaned up most of the hull, prepped the inside spots for the fin, rudder port, strut, and water pickup. I did some trimming on the stringer extensions to better suite the cockpit and sealed up the joint between the keel and the planking. I also installed the bilge drains in the transom.

Also got the new prop and the rudder bracket from Glen L. The prop is an OJ and looks AWESOME!!
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:23 pm

Here are some pics of the transom drains.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby neel thompson » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:39 am

Looks great Roberta. Is there a backing plate that goes on the bottom of the boat to match the holes in the rudder flange on the inside? Glenn B and I were talking about that yesterday down here in TN, and I can't remember how I did it. He bought his hardware from Glen-L and said there was no backing plate for the rudder shaft log... Just curious.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:58 am

Thanks, Neel!! Yes, I have the backing plate for the rudder box. It is sold separately. Glen L has several sizes for the different size boxes. It has countersunk holes so the flat head screws can go up from the plate and into the box flange. Here is a link to the part:

http://www.boatdesigns.com/Stuffing-Box ... ducts/670/

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby neel thompson » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:26 am

It is all coming back now.... Thanks

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby sscobra » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:29 pm

Roberta, I just got back from my vacation and got on this forum and saw how much progress you made. You have made a lot of progress and all I can say is WOW! Your boat is absolutely beautiful. Skip
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:16 pm

Thanks, Skip!!

Yesterday was laundry day and I needed a rest. Today, with Rich to help out, we installed the strut, rudder box, water pickup and fin. It was nice having the extra hand to do this as I could not reach from under the boat to tighten the bolts. :lol:

We needed to install the strut bearing for the prop shaft. It is a 4" bearing that is cut in two and one half pressed into each end. A 12" piece of 1/2" threaded rod and some washers assisted in getting the bearing pieces in place. I had drilled and tapped some set screw holes, but I don't think I will use them as the bearings really feel ell set. The holes may help at replacement time as I think I can use them to collapse the bearings and make removal easier.

We used a lot of sealant and forced it down into the bolt holes to make sure they well well packed. Don't want any leaks there.

Next week I will be getting the inside part of the prop shaft hole prepared for the stuffing box. I'll wait to mount that until I have to motor in and the prop shaft to make sure it all lines up.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby polarisman14 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:19 pm

Congrats on your feature in Boating magazine! Just got a hold of my copy today. Feels good to know someone famous :mrgreen:

Excellent progress, keep it up!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:27 pm

WOW!! I knew I was going to be in the mag, but I haven't seen the article yet. Hopefully they will send me a copy.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby polarisman14 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:21 am

Pages 60 and 61! If they don't send you a copy in a week shoot me your address and I'll stick mine in the mail for you. :)

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby jeffh » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:03 am

So I take it you are not at the gathering this year. It's all part of your master plan...keeping everyone on pins and needles until next year for the great unveiling.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:27 am

Thanks, Polarisman!!

No, I did not make it to G8. I sincerely hope I have the Torpedo done for G9. I'm pretty sure it will be there.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:15 am

Thinking about steering and prop shaft. With 330 hp and 45-50mph speeds, should I be thinking about hydraulic steering or will mechanical be OK? I am using a balanced rudder. What type of inboard cable mounting brackets are working well with mechanical steering? Are builders using a keyed prop shaft hub to the transmission or just using set screws and dimples in the shaft? I know there is also a tapered keyed option as well.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby mrintense » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:23 am

Roberta wrote:Thinking about steering and prop shaft. With 330 hp and 45-50mph speeds, should I be thinking about hydraulic steering or will mechanical be OK? I am using a balanced rudder. What type of inboard cable mounting brackets are working well with mechanical steering? Are builders using a keyed prop shaft hub to the transmission or just using set screws and dimples in the shaft? I know there is also a tapered keyed option as well.

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Just my opinion on this and I am not very knowledgeable about boat props and shafts, but with the kind of power your engine will be putting out, I would think a keyed shaft would be a necessity.
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