I am getting stuff together to try building my own hull. It's coming together. No pictures yet though.
But as I am planning my mind is jumping ahead. I need what I think is called a stuffing box. At least that's what I think it's called.
Years ago I bought a Skipjack hull here on the forum. Took a B-I-G chunk of that year's tax return. Well, the boat was pretty much assembled except for the guts. And the propeller came firmly attached and ready to spin.
Sadly I do not know how to do this myself for my new project. How do you attach the propeller firmly to your boat where all you need to do is connect the drive shaft?
Is the attachment called a "stuffing box"? And where do I get one? I saw one on Subtech but that's in England. Don't they grow in the States??? Is that what I need? I don't know.
I had a propeller but it got lost in the move. Might have to buy another. Here is where I get my propellers so far: Ships n Things
The propeller is four-bladed and threaded with an open end not a point or a nub. And it is large. 4inch diameter I think in keeping with the boat's scale and description.
Can anyone advise me? Use simple words in simple sentences please. This project will cost enough money without any more screw ups.