Some construction "boatographs" (in no particular order).
we'll make the web pages look flashy later!
Starting to look the part - no flat deck on this baby!
The hull is painted and has undergone speed trials at the local lilydale lake but the deck and cabin sections are only just started.
Access to the steering stuff is through the bofors 40mm canon mount.
A bad photo of the original two motors and gearbox, but look at the lovely wood, be a shame to paint it!
Prop shaft bearings have been reemed out to fit the shaft.
The centre bearing is held in place by dimpling the propshaft with a blunted centre punch
Motors fitted on the "drive plate" (they're all dead Dave, Lister that is!)
(hey, if you don't understand, you don't understand!)
The basic structure of the cabin, shaped to fit the hull.
The propshaft bearings, to be bored out with a sharp drill.
1.5 to 1 gear ratio, that needs more experimentation.
3 lovely brass props, (must be my heritage, Portsmouth, England).
End bearings fitted in prop shaft and soldered, both ends.
Yes the prop shafts are long!
Prop shafts cleaned with steel wool prior to fitting bearings.
The steering mechanism, it's very important that it still comes apart once the deck is on!