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Old 30 August 2002, 13:09   #1
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New Guts - Part 3

Well, here's some more stuff as we try and squeeze a quart into a pint pot. Believe me there's some serious surgery comin' up...

First, the small business of altering the transom opening. Not a lot of adjustment needed but the bottom of the Yamaha leg was just a few mil wider than that of the Yanmar. You can see acouple of filets and two new holes we've made...
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Old 30 August 2002, 13:11   #2
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That done, we fit the outdrive. This pic, taken from the empty engine box shows the bolt heads protruding though the transom...
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Old 30 August 2002, 13:13   #3
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On goes the backplate....
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Old 30 August 2002, 13:16   #4
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Then we're ready to lift in the new engine to see if she fits the 'ole. According to the drawings she should but....
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Old 30 August 2002, 13:19   #5
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Down she comes. Slowly slowly. It looks as if it's going to be a tight fit...
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Old 30 August 2002, 13:23   #6
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Perhaps if we turn it a bit....
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Old 30 August 2002, 13:25   #7
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That didn't work. Perhaps we should tilt it into the hole?
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Old 30 August 2002, 13:27   #8
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Well, that didn't work. Back out with the engine and to work with the angle grinder...
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Old 30 August 2002, 13:31   #9
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Then after a few serious slices with the sabre saw, in she slips. Tight, as they say, as a mouse's ear 'ole...
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That's it for now, folks. More tomorrow.

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