Wayne Goldman and Heather Scannon donated a twin Glacier Bay OSSA Powerlite system to IRG in 2012, and we're now in the final steps to completing installation. Next week, we should be running up the generators, and I hope the electric drives too! We might have one slightly bent propeller shaft, hoping it'll run true enough, otherwise we may have a delay in getting it straightened, not an easy job for a 16 foot 1.5" 316 stainless steel shaft...

The Mad Machinist Matt MacMurfin created the drive couplings to the propeller shafts, and recommended Gates Worldwide carbon fiber belts and sprockets. Captain Ray spent a week with him in his workshop helping machine them out of steel and aluminium (click here to read the story of a week in Nevada next to a gold mine in a freezing school bus workshop!)

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Diesel-electric hybrid propulsion

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Feb 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Wayne Goldman and Heather Scannon donated a twin Glacier Bay OSSA Powerlite system to IRG in 2012, and we're now in the final steps to completing installation. Next week, we should be running up the…Continue

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Engine Installation

Started by Dale A. Bagnell. Last reply by 07w0jnay2fe7v Nov 13, 2011. 3 Replies

I was looking at the size of your big Perkins Diesel engine.  Is your bow hatch big enough to get the motor into the boat?  How will you move it around inside the hull to get it positioned correctly?…Continue

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