Capn Chuck wrote:
Kevin, First, a "ball park" alignment is a bad idea for a number of reasons. You either do a proper alignment or leave it alone. If you don't know what you are doing and feel it is necessary, then have a professional do the job. They can then teach you how to do it right the next time. Screwing up the alignment will create some very, very expensive problems. Chuck
*To back Chuck on this, I had my marina do an alignment when I did my repower of the old Mainship. I had paid the yard to set the engine in place and line it up, and their diesel contractor (marina cousins) *frigged it up (was off by 3/4 of an inch).
So my marina made it good by getting thier gas engine mechanic (who is outstanding by the way) to correct the alignment. He did it in about 1* hour, and that included disconnecting the intermediate bearing from the bulkhead and moving the engine over by *3/4 of an inch. I went in later and re-mounted the bearing.
So fo an hour or so worth of labor it ain't a bad thing to pay for.
-- Edited by jleonard on Tuesday 6th of December 2011 10:15:17 AM