Affordable seaworthy cruiser

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  1. goodwilltoall
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    20170917_105444.jpg Pic 2, tried to rotate. There is engine throttle but propeller engage and propeller pitch had hand levers (of which one is shown), they were connected to the 7/8" steel rod. What to do to make them like the engine throttle control?
     
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    Btw, waitn for new shaft and coupler from Detroit, all of the sudden there is a backlog because of hurricanes ( big boat manufactures need them is what i was told) should have been here this week now no certain date.

    That just made me think because ordered coupler is tapered, original was flexible so have to research if it will be a problem because shaft moves fwd/aft for pitch. Mite be good thing they havent started.

    Considered running exhaust aft thru transom but that would hamper access to rear (there is 40-44" height all way to rudder) it prolly be straight up, less complications.

    Peace
     
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    Washers spread the load a little, but those connect plates look thick enough to handle that. What they also do is offer a smooth surface, especially when the existing surface is rough, for the nut to turn on so they can be torqued down correctly. The bolt head doesn't need to turn, usually doesn't need a washer except to spread the load if needed. They also protect surfaces from getting galled up by the nuts, and especially spring type lock washers.

    You can grind off part of the flat washer to fit in a space. You'll need lock washers, either the regular ones or you can use nylon insert nuts.


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    Not sure what you're trying to do or the solution, but if that's the throttle, does that mean the steering wheel and the engine/propeller/throttle controls are in two different locations? Do you have to leave the steering wheel and go down steps to work the propulsion controls?
     
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    You have accomplished a lot, good going. For cheap or free tarps, go ask at billboard companies for used billboards. I paid $15 for a few, (a canceled order, brand new, never used) the next time they just gave me all I wanted. They don't use wallpaper like ones anymore. They are like 10-12-14' X 20-52' and tough. The older kind are two layers of vinyl with a nylon scrim in between and sort of heavy but very tough, the newer ones are lighter and 'woven' like the normal blue tarp but much better, thicker and tougher. They have UV protection built in. Google "billboard tarps" to see what they're about, but ask locally for free or cheaper ones. The shipping tarps that cover bundles of lumber for lumberyards are also much better quality than blue tarps and they are usually free, but have a few staple holes.
     
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    The washers go on the nut side of the fastener, not the head side and you don't need them if you use "nylocs" (nylon insert lock nut).
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    I assumed he was talking about flat washers.
     
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    Thx, i was goin to grind it off since it needs to be taken off to put in shaft (plus epoxy and antifoul) but thats better, one less thing.

    Plan was to use loctite since its a critical area (keep rudder attached) and galvanized nuts mite not be available wih nyloc. Maybe use both.
     
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    In pic there are 3 controls. The chrome one with knob and push/pull cable is the throttle. The other two stubs (pitch control and transmission engage) go up vertically and had the blueish/green levers. Those two are what need controls to helm.

    Out of everything this is what really bothers me. Did think of putting an extension straight up with boot gasket but want access to it right at helm seat.
     
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    I 'll put levers back on and take new pic if that will help.

    Peace
     
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    Any update from another seasons work?
     
  12. goodwilltoall
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    Greetings,

    Been a while, this is how it should stay as it is ready for the water. Lil off dimensionally because of copying/erasing, it is 50' but jpeg scales to 47' so plan shown is squished.
    Have to take pics for hauler so will post them shortly
     

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    Have you calculated your submerged volume? If you multiply it by 63.5 it should equal your displacement. Also, you should add the weight of crew, supplies, fuel, anchors, etc.
     
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    gonzo, yes, it is on plan. guess its 11,000# now.
     

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    deckhouse and pilothouse r able to be lifted just in case it has to b put on a typ. flatbed truck. windows r to be ordered soon, painted them in to see what they look like
     

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