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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Very good, clear now !

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Old Feb 01, 2013, 12:22 PM
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…I was building a 1940 Chris-Craft Barrel Back and discovered once the stuffing tube was part of the hull, the strut I purchased from M.A.C.K. no longer lined up. My oversight. Using that strut as a prototype, I fabricated my own. It is a subtle difference, but now the shaft lines up to the stuffing tube, thru the strut.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 01:20 PM
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Using that strut as a prototype, I fabricated my own. It is a subtle difference, but now the shaft lines up to the stuffing tube, thru the strut.[/FONT]
Man, thats Great fab work !
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Agreed, very nice fab. Did you document how you built the strut? I would love to see how this was built. I am sure Tim would like to know as well.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 06:19 PM
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I did that a century ago, not documented. I basically made a copy of M.A.C.K.'s solid design, with the offset I needed. Brass sheet, tube, a couple of bearings, and solder. Made the footing, screwed that to the hull, next came the vertical riser, then the bearing tube. I used the prop shaft stuffed in the stuffing tube to get it all lined up.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Nice fab work Woodybob!
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Greenboat

We don't see many other pictures of this kit finished Anywhere ....
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:16 PM
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lower struts

The next size down MACK struts have arrived ( THANKS Gravman ! )...

Please see pics, the new clearance from prop tip to hull at TDC is @ 1/16, a bit Too close but I can find a way to increase that I am sure ...

The first strut ( original ) is 1/2 inch clearance, puts the prop in harm's way ...

Better, Yes ?
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:38 PM
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I would say you are right on the money
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Thats good news, I feel I now have the right set up, and am Very pleased to still be using MACK struts in combo with the other hardware.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:58 PM
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[QUOTE=Tim B.;24033102]The next size down MACK struts have arrived ( THANKS Gravman ! )...

No problem Tim, glad to lend a hand. Looks like a perfect fit.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Looks good, first time i ever seen that set up !
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Looks good, first time i ever seen that set up !
I can tell ya its a first for me too !
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 08:21 PM
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The Mack Products parts look first rate!
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