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Thursday, September 9, 2010

How Something Cheap Is Really Expensive

Well fellow sailors you've been following the trials and tribulations of the HideAways and their Evinrude or is it Ever Rude? 


Nonetheless after hours of effort spent attempting to reinstall the shift rod that was not meant to be removed by the uninitiated in the first place, HideAways discovered the only way to accomplish the task is to exorcise fully half of the gears in the now infamous gear case.


Reverse Gear and Propeller Shaft Removed

 Taking things apart is not nearly as difficult as putting them back together but the lord of things that go wrong gave his blessing to our particular Evinrude, an 8hp, a baby outboard motor by most standards anyway.


No issues to report. We knew from the plans the danger of loosing the ball bearings and were prepared and we were blessed by the opportunity to dispose of the black phlegm that may have been oil residing in the gear case.


In fact all was going so well the HideAways would easily be ready for Raft Up.  Tee Heee said the lord of things that can go wrong.


Water pumps are easy to install after all - - -  If you don't lose the key way ---


A film of this momentous moment is rumored to be in development and you too shall witness the event -- How lucky can you be!

WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE THE DIFFERENCE IN COST WOULD BE TO USE METAL VS PLASTIC?