Originally posted by BluFin
A craftsman would answer that by saying
"there that way for thermal expansion"
Or mebbe a guy not wanting to get wrongly blamed for such a lovely piece of work would say it was the chipie, Nick, who was working for DB marine and looked after all the wood butchering!
All looks a bit sad in there now, but then it's had a chance to get tired and messed with, I did the motors 15 years ago!