An incredibly competent machinist has created a new prop shaft for the Berg! But this one is not it... As you can see, it was time for a major intervention to replace this extension of the diesel power-plant.
|The propeller refused to yield to Charlie's extraction. Years of corrosion had repelled me from anything but a terrified look.|
These items, from the "Brunswick Connection," I delivered to Charlie who was sitting 'neath a tree near the lake at his work yard. He was very enthusiastic I had taken his recommendation to use this out of town machinist. It was a bit of trust that was needed to do such an expedition. Holding the stainless steel shaft he examined the craftsmanship and said that after about a week, he'd have it installed in the boat and bring her back to where they'd first abducted her at the Club.
Progress was made. I'll have to get a photograph of the shaft in place to provide a more thorough appreciation of this adventure. That is to come.
|Taken while I was working a few issues below decks, the cockpit deck hatch provides clear access to the transmission and coupler, prop shaft and all the thru hulls and electrical connectors to the instrument panel.|