Feb 192010

A lot of work on the mountings for the machinery happened the last days. The engine mount is completed:

An advice to others planning to build stuff like this: Never ever trust the manufacturers drawings of the equipment they deliver. The bow thruster drawings had the mounting holes in the wrong place. And the engine had a different distance between the mounts than what the manufacturer specified. Actually Olari said he would build a model of the engine to test with as he built the engine mount, but for some reason this didn’t get done and of course the engine didn’t fit the first time. But now it fits nicely.

The Bow Thruster (not the human one, the real!) has also been put in place and tested. As usual it looks a little bit like a blood bath when the leak test developer fluid is put on.