Prop shafts

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  On a single engine boat installing the strut and prop shaft is a pretty simple matter. You just make sure that everything is running down the centerline of the boat . On a twin engine boat it's not that simple . I lined up the shafts here by leveling the boat on a steel I beam and then marking the center of the boat on the beam . From this center line I measured out on the beam and made a mark the same as the distance of the center of the engine . From this point I dropped a plumb bob and used a long piece of prop shaft material that would reach the plumb bob to position the strut on the bottom .

   The bottom of the strut is fitted to the bottom of the hull in the correct centerline and bolted in place .

 

By now the custom made gas tanks have arrived and are positioned under the back deck . The teak floor is also underway , as well as the framework to hide the exhaust pipes .

     A view through the top show just enough room for the large muffler .

 

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