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    Oh yeah... My old MGB had that type of helical bendix . It was perpetually getting jammed in the ring gear. I hated it with a passion!
    Now is a good time!


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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    1) Yes
    2) Depends. If it has a pre-engaged starter pinion, there will be a lever arrangement from the solenoid to the pinion, to push it into engagement with the ring gear just before the contacts make a connection. There are a couple of extra moving parts, but it gives both gears a much easier time.

    If it actually has a nasty Bendix drive, it relies on the inertia of the pinion to fling it along either a helical spline, or unwind and extend a heavy coil spring to push it into engagement, before it gets spinning too fast. Both flavours of Bendix nastiness are prone to crud on the spline stopping the pinion from sliding, especially if its been sitting a while, and both are a sitter for making crunchy noises when the pinion fails to engage, and starts trying to eat the ring gear.
    On the up side there is only one moving part, and they are usually pretty easy to free up.


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    Doubt a Yanmar has the old type Bendix. As for the term Bendix, it is generic over here for the pre-engaged clutches too.

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    When I saw your first sketch of the arches and boat, I thought it might help the headroom issue by being able to move the boat side to side when necessary. From your pics, I see that you could get the same result by sliding the shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Girouard View Post
    Pat's, pcford, in the Seattle area so I'll go out on a limb and say U of Washington.
    Good call. I have to watch for those context clues!

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    Any more progress on the shed over the weekend? The yard is sawing my Red Pine today or tomorrow.



    Steven

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    Hey Steven,

    Progress is being made. Five frames are up.



    Good news on the starter front. The Bendix gear was seized to the shaft.I got that freed up and the motor started immediately. I let it run for 15 seconds and then shut it down.

    Yay!

    Jim
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    Nice!

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    If you need to avoid plywood on the knee wall, you could add some diagonal braces to make it more rigid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Good news on the starter front. The Bendix gear was seized to the shaft.I got that freed up and the motor started immediately. I let it run for 15 seconds and then shut it down.

    Yay!

    Jim
    Great news re the motor Jim. And the bow shed is looking great, though I noted someones comment earlier about levelling the knee wall to help when getting the plastic covering over it all. We don't tend to se these structures here in Oz so I'll be interested to see how you get the plastic over it and what's involved in fixing it down.
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    The shed frame is firming up nicely, there will be quite a bit more bracing before the plastic goes on. I'm a bit embarrassed by the lack of ground work to level up the parameter of the shed. I know it will work but it is a bit sloppy.

    I was over at my Dad' s house this evening pulling 20 foot long spruce 1x12s out of his woodshed, so I can rip some more stock for the shed.
    Last edited by jsjpd1; 09-17-2014 at 12:05 AM.
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    Some videos show the plastic unrolled downwards from the peak of the roof. starting about 5:30 in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70tc4_kbRCI

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    A free boat is a frightening thing...

    She's a real beauty for sure, I hope she isn't too far gone. You should know soon, it sounds like you have an idea of what you are facing.
    If it works out what a legacy to leave for your family.
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    Some more material for the shed ready to go home. Dad needed his wood shed lightened.



    I've been ripping and putting up stringers, should make putting up the rest of the arches easier.



    It's been pretty wet here, rained an inch last night.
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    A few more sticks every day.



    I'll be glad to get the cover on and be able to get out of the rain.

    Jim
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    If you're anxious about the perceived permanence of plywood, from a building dept. standpoint, your stiffening panels could also go on the inside. This would leave the outside looking decidedly temporary. Panels on the knee wall would need to be in the corners only to do their job. A few panels here and there on the curved upper section would be a good basis for tool holders, flip-down plan table, battery-charging shelf, and light stock storage so as not to be underfoot. But clearly not permanent walls, should an inspector happen by.

    Looking good!

    Chip

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    One way to get rid of butt blocks;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox93snKVuaM

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    I love the scarfing with a chainsaw, he's obviously done that before.
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    Progress, after a fashion. There is still one arch that needs to go up on the back end. The front is coming together nicely though.




    I'm pleased with the way it is firming up.
    Jim
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    What are you planning on for a skin?
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Heavy visquene, Ben. Ive got a roll of clear 6mil left from another project that should work well.
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    Looks great. I was able to get in a few hours on my shed this week, too:



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    Looks good Steven, it's amazing how much time these things eat up. It does make repairs easier though.
    -Jim

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    That is a great find. I really like how your shed is coming along.

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    Thanks Dan!

    The last arch went up today. Just need a couple more braces and a bit of skirting, then the cover can go on.



    Jim
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    Wow, love your pictures of the classic boat shed. Those things are amazingly long lived. A friend here built one to do repairs on his boat and it ended up lasting more than a dozen years. They shed snow and can handle wind if anchored properly. He kept putting more and more layers of blue tarp and Rhino-hyde onto it. When I saw it last it had 5 or 6 layers on it. Enjoy your new project!

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    A month worth of weekends come and almost gone, but actual work on the boat should be able start soon. All the diaganol bracing is up and I rolled out the first piece of plastic covering.



    Then slung it over the frame.



    And stretched it out.



    Of course, I only had enough of cover the first half. Tomorrow will see the rest of it done.

    Jim
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    Hmmm...woke up to strong southeast wind gusting to 40, maybe I won't get the rest of the plastic on today.
    -Jim

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    Sometimes it's nice to get an unexpected day off from your weekend.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Yes it is. A tree just came down across the street from the neighbor's house. Definitely a good day to watch the world from the window cup of coffee in hand.
    -Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Yes it is. A tree just came down across the street from the neighbor's house. Definitely a good day to watch the world from the window cup of coffee in hand.
    It`s what I am doing today too , sometimes you need a break.



    Great stuff ! You have done a lot in a short time on that bow shed..

    That boat is worth it.

    Enjoying the pictures.

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    Thanks Boat Fan! That's my kind of coffee set up BTW, you definitely go in for a well thought out cuppa.
    -Jim

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    What do you do when there is a slight break in the weather and a spare hour after dinner?

    Rush outside and throw up the next section of plastic of course.



    Secure it where the two sheets meet with a batten.





    Stretch it out.




    And then it's dark.



    Fumble around in the dark getting end secured with a couple of cleats screwed on and call it a night.

    Ahh, the exciting life of a back yard boat builder!
    Jim
    -Jim

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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Soon to be covered.



    Radom inside shot.



    Fancy, OSHA approved scaffolding where the ladder can't reach.



    Only the good stuff here.
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    You are obviously just crazy enough to qualify for restoring an old (free!) wooden boat!

    Nice job on the shed!!

    S
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    High praise indeed! Thank you Sir!

    Jim
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