28 January 2007

EAGLE-WD as built by Jose Reis

The boat is already at the sea, where it is reaching a top speed of 22 knots, but I intend to try another propeller, better matched to the boat, and expect this speed will increase. The engine chosen was a MWM turbo diesel, 110 HP with a “Z” drive, both made in Brazil. The boat is quite stable at sea, even when cutting through waves.

Engine installation. The boat was practically made “around” this engine.

“Z” drive and rudder stuffing box.

First roll-out, without cockpit (due to garage door height limitations).

Matching hull & cockpit with an improvised jig

Instrument panel, still missing the compass.