Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Hurth HBW-50 makes way for new ZF-10
We hadn't planned to haul our boat until the end of the season this year, but our Hurth HBW-50 transmission became increasingly dodgy - slipping while in forward gear, to the point where the only reasonable voyage we could make was to the boatyard.
Installation was straightforward and notable for the conspicuous absence of seized bolts and busted knuckles. We did have to cut the prop shaft back about two inches to accommodate the longer transmission and the flexible coupling. A right-angle grinder and a steady hand were all that was required.
The boatyard staff were very accommodating and skilled. Thanks, guys.