Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Prop and rudder Install

We installed the prop and rudder last Sunday. Unfortunately I can't seem to find any pictures of the rudder going back in, but it was the same routine as last time... using chain hoists on the lifting eyes that are welded to the hull fore and aft of the rudder shaft. Once the rudder was bolted up to the flange on the rudder shaft, and the tiller arm and pintle bearing installed, I couldn't resist putting the prop on. Now it looks like she could go somewhere... We'll tighten up and secure the prop nuts once the engine is installed and everything is aligned.

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