January 18, 2021
Cardan Shaft Alignment in the Belly of a Boat
By Mac MacCormack
If you have read any of our blogs, you have seen we run into some unique alignment scenarios. During a recent class in a shipyard, there was a need to perform a Cardan Shaft Alignment in a boat with very little space to work in. It also required shooting the lasers through a hole in a bulkhead.
Looking from the S sensor through the bulkhead at the M Sensor mounted on engine output shaft
S Sensor mounted on propulsion unit
It was a challenge, but the guys rose to it and the result was an excellent alignment. It doesn’t always turn out that way, but sometimes the impossible just takes a little longer!
For additional information here’s a link to our training video on Cardan Shaft Alignment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-mljeVAvoc
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