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Thread: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Sure beats posting dead.

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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Sure beats posting dead.
    Yes that would be rather spooky.

    Speaking of spooky I found the problem which I first thought was a broken shaft. What on earth was the mechanic smoking when he installed a 70x5mm key fitting into a 55x6mm key way on my tapered two ended prop shaft.?

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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Well that's a nice find! Just a sheared key? My dads boat has done something similar once or twice. He never uses reverse now, just in case.

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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Yes that would be rather spooky.

    Speaking of spooky I found the problem which I first thought was a broken shaft. What on earth was the mechanic smoking when he installed a 70x5mm key fitting into a 55x6mm key way on my tapered two ended prop shaft.?
    He's obviously lost his micrometer or had a good deal on cheap leaf.
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    Did similar on the prop shaft on Kathleen on the way to Pt Lincoln. Manufactured a new one on board and installed it before bad weather caught us.

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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Did similar on the prop shaft on Kathleen on the way to Pt Lincoln. Manufactured a new one on board and installed it before bad weather caught us.

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    Well done . I manufactured a template out of NG Rosewood while spending the night on WB last Tuesday after she left her mooring. Fortunately she waited for my arrival only 100m downstream due to the strong wind against tide conditions.

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