ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:08 am

Spent the afternoon collecting the Aquadrive parts from the freight depot, unpacking them and working out how they fit together, and working out the fore-aft position where the thrust bearing needs to sit. Where did four hours go?

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by Fuzz » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:42 am

Glad to see you back :D I find your build to be about the most interesting of any I have read. Well yours and the Crackers with his stories and tips :wink:

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:49 am

Spent this afternoon laminating three layers of 3/8" marine play to form the 1 and 1/8" thick frame that will house the thrust bearing. Getting the cut out correctly positioned took at least half the time.

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:32 pm

This afternoon I spot epoxy welded the frame housing the Aquadrive thrust bearing into position. Because the positioning and alignment of this frame is so critical, I've decided to defer further filleting and taping until the rest of the drive train is in place, just in case further minor adjustment is requited. Completing this step feels like a bit of a milestone though. :D

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by TomW1 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:07 am

Dang that looks nice setting in place. Good plan not to finalize permanent fixing it in place. If it was me Mr. Murphy would rear his ugly head and make me do it all over again.

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by Fuzz » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:27 am

GlossieBlack that looks really good. As long as when you put the shaft in the cutless it spins freely then you are good I think. That is a really smart idea to not glass it in hard until you are sure it is right.

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by topwater » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:06 am

Nice work as always :!: Me and my buddy Mr Murphy are watching :wink:
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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by Fuzz » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:14 pm

topwater wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:06 am
Nice work as always :!: Me and my buddy Mr Murphy are watching :wink:
He means lurking, ready to ponce. Like the Ghost and the Darkness. :P

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:44 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:14 pm
He means lurking, ready to ponce. Like the Ghost and the Darkness. :P
8O 8O .......... :help: ........... :wink:
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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by cape man » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:57 pm

Pay no attention to them. Looking good. Really good.
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