The shaft sleeve cut, And all ground to match the piece we made.
Did you all change your clocks? I know its a lot to expect, and might be the only thing not politicised these days. Well, here, we decided to step back and interrupt the Barn Find Milking of stories and talk about Sweet Pea’s Stuffing box. DONE..Ish.. As you may recall before we so rudely interrupted by baby Chick. We were completing the Stuffing box and bottom repairs on Sweet Pea.
Wax paper to prevent 5200 from getting on the shaft
Holes drilled through the hull.. AHHHHHHHH! 4 of them for the bolts
And bam, the new box.
Lots of grinding, sanding and fitting BTW. Everything had to line up
And back in the water. We are letting her sit for a bit so everything finds its place. Then attaching the shaft to the engine. The good news is she has a new stuffing box, and cutless bearings, and we know the Keel needs to be tightened up in the spring.
She can sit there a bit. She is about 1/4 inch off.
STAY TUNED for more Baby Chick updates.
She is in da house!