Saturday, December 29, 2007

Honduras mohany board - DO NOT DO THIS

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CAUTION: THIS BOARD SPLIT HORIZONTALLY ALONG THE UPPER MOUNTING BOLT LINE AND THE ENGINE FELL INTO THE WATER AT FULL THROTTLE. SEE MARCH 10, 2008, ENTRY FOR EVENT DESCRIPTION AND MARCH 17, 2008, ENTRY FOR A FAIL-PROOF MOUNTING BOARD INSTALLATION.

Another 1 1/2 inches lower was achieved by replacing the non-adjustable Garelick mount board with this one of Honduras mohagany, which I sized to exactly fit the clearance required for the Tohatsu clamp screws.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi, If you look at the direction of the grain for this installation, its clear why it split. If you rotated it 90 degrees the grain would have gone vertical and you would not have had a problem.