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Motor shipped and Delivered

On Ft. Lauderdale trip #2, Uncle Tim and John put the engine on a pallet and we drove it to VI Cargo – sent it on it’s way to St. Croix. There were a lot of ancillary hoses and spare

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Shaft log, cutless bearing & housing, stuffing box

The first set of parts from Frank and Jimmie’s Propeller in Ft. Lauderdale. The drive shaft will go through this assembly to – at the end of the day – make a waterproof transition of the drive shaft from the

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Build Progress Drive System

Screwed!

After a lot of hours spent at Frank and Jimmies Propeller and hunting down a bunch of (unsuccessful) leads on synthetic teak, Uncle Tim was still game for one last stop: Sailor Man – a used/new boat stuff emporium.   I

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First “research and provisioning” trip to Ft. Lauderdale

About five months into the build, questions of “drive train” started to come up. Yeah, I found a motor and Uncle Tim has done an awesome job getting it ship-shape, BUT…  there’s a big black hole of unknowns between the doohicky

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Getting the motor running…

During my visit  to Ft. Lauderdale in January to source drive train parts, I also spent time at my Aunt Pim’s warehouse where Uncle Tim and I ran the motor post-rebuild. very cool!

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Motor looking shiney

Uncle Tim got the heat exchanger back from the radiator guys; it looks amazing. He’s also begun painting the engine block.

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Engine – Yanmar 3GM30f

I found a used Yanmar 3GYM30(f) on Key Largo (craigslist special!).  An older model for sure, but with low hours and being sold by the original owner.   My uncle checked it out and made the deal.  The engine ran

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