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Title: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on July 30, 2007, 01:49:32 PM
new to the site so here goes,, My old Faithful Volero Dart.. swapped for a drum of gelcoat and restored over a few beers in no particular hurry,, ... will get after pics on soon,, my current pics are incorrect file size,, you will be impressed


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: Javelin on July 30, 2007, 06:23:03 PM
Hi Darrcoll

Welcome to the Board, Nice looking craft, Cant wait to see more pics and hear more about her.

Javelin


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: Chair on July 30, 2007, 10:11:55 PM
Welcome Darcoll.
David


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on August 08, 2007, 12:06:07 PM
Hi again,, this is a pic of the name discovered under a few layers of paint, hope to get it remade somewhere, "Volero," The best of both worlds" Also here is a pic of a nice Volero i found on ebay...


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on August 08, 2007, 12:08:17 PM
anothr try for the name lol


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on August 08, 2007, 12:36:29 PM
I'm getting the hang of this, so here is another Volero


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on August 08, 2007, 01:00:38 PM
Finally here are some pics of my "Volero in progress"


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: Javelin on August 08, 2007, 04:07:49 PM
What a Beauty, Nice work

Javelin


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: MERCMAN on August 08, 2007, 06:43:59 PM
Magnificent work Daryl, I'm very impressed with your timberwork.
It certainly suits the boat.
The spray job looks great, especially with the two colours which can be tricky.
It's easy to see you are a tradesman.

MERCMAN. 


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: Chair on August 09, 2007, 09:09:14 PM
I agree
I love splashes of wood on F/G boats. You see it on larger vintage boats like 
Bertrams and the Haines, but I think you've started a trend on smaller Runabouts
Bravo!
David


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on August 26, 2007, 10:34:04 PM
Hi Guys , Latest update, I have found an early model 85 hp evinrude 4cly to go on the Dart,, will be a while till its fitted but I think it will fly quite nicely,, Think the year is late 70's, will find out and get back to you.. Hopefully on the water by xmas,,, have to respray the cowling and do some tidying of the motor, Mechanically i think she is A1, some parts I can see eg. tilt trim has new hoses so i think the old girl has had a good life,, No siezed parts as she came off the other boat so no breakages... have motor stored for now, next time i visit it will get some pics of the before status..

Keep on Boating

darrcoll


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: vanny on October 04, 2007, 02:58:04 PM
Howdy.

darrcoll you are giving me some Ideas, I also have the same project which I just begun a couple of weeks ago. First time boat restorations as well. So it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

I've currently got a 65HP evinrude on it. But might be coming into a 85 or 115 Merc.

Ive just finished remove all the parts and sanding back the top. The previous owner was silicon mad. So its been a painful job getting all that off.




Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: Rob on October 05, 2007, 03:34:58 PM
A little unleaded brushed onto silicon makes it fry up and is much easier to remove. May take a few applications.

There is also a new product called Silicone Off or Silicone Away or similar that is purportedly quite good. I haven't tried it myself as yet so can't ciomment personally. Obviously be carefiul if you go the unleaded route!!!

Welcome to the board Vanny.

Rob


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: vanny on October 12, 2007, 10:45:22 AM
A lot of scrapping, and a dab of turps finally cleaned it up. Now to get it ready for painting, and fill in all the screw holes that the previous owner drilled for pointless reasons :P


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on October 15, 2007, 10:45:20 PM
Hi Vanny, Welcome and good luck with ur dart.. if u need a windscreen down the track i have a mould for one. R U in sydney, if so come an see my dart and steal some ideas,,

Cheers Darrcoll


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: vanny on October 16, 2007, 03:53:46 PM
Howdy,

Thanks, I use to live in sydney until 12 months ago, now down on the boarder in Albury/Wodonga. I may be up in sydney over the next few months so will check my schedule.

Cheers,

Vanny


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: MERCMAN on October 16, 2007, 04:42:03 PM
Howdy Darren.
How's your ankle going? Have you been able to return to work?

MERCMAN.
 


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on October 19, 2007, 09:32:33 PM
Hi Vanny & Guy. Well I was in the Vic. high country last week, didnt have the dart with me though, as to getting back to work, i go back to the doc on the 31st and hopefully back to work. As soon as i am there i will be working on getting the motor on the Dart.. Good to be getting close the end of a project. more pics soon too.. May have to have a launch party....


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: MERCMAN on November 13, 2007, 09:22:45 AM
Hi Darren,
I guess you are back at work by now?
Do you have any more progress pics for us as yet?

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on November 27, 2007, 05:39:50 PM
dart pics


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on November 27, 2007, 05:44:50 PM
More dart pics, yes back at work now,, have some political issues with the boss but should have the boat on the water for new year.. she may be for sale if anyone is interested. Cheers Darrell


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: MERCMAN on November 27, 2007, 06:04:44 PM
Hi Darrell, sorry I've been calling you Darren :-[
The shots look great. Good news that you are back at work too.

Let me know if you want a hand installing the power plant.

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on February 05, 2008, 06:19:58 PM
Hi Guys I am still in the land of the living. The Volero has been tendered to over Xmas and now has the motor fitted. a few finishing touches and were done,, Pics soon


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on February 05, 2008, 06:27:35 PM
Here it is, Just in the process of extending the windscreen.


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: MERCMAN on February 05, 2008, 06:36:29 PM
What a beauty!
Quick.. enter her in the Classic Boat Festival.
I was only just writing a post about you, what a coincidence. Are you considering going to the Festival anyway?
Neil was looking at maybe meeting up with some members.

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: oldenrude on February 05, 2008, 08:43:21 PM
The volero looks great Darrell. The timber inlays really set it off. Good work.

Michael.


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on July 20, 2008, 08:07:59 PM
Hi fellow boaters,  well i am still hovering around,, checking the site occasionally, some good stories coming in.. well the Dart is finished and unfortunately is up for sale (damn morgtage). anyway if you like to check it out i have put it on EBAY to test the water.. look under" Volero Dart Family Ski Boat".
 I hope to get a few more pics before i sell and will post the finished result. the boat is about 40k's from me in storaage so will get some as soon as i can. keep up the good work, and hope i get another project soon.

Cheers Darrell (Darrcoll)


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: Chair on July 21, 2008, 05:23:40 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Volero-Dart-Family-Ski-Boat_W0QQitemZ140250040785QQihZ004QQcategoryZ158326QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: MERCMAN on July 22, 2008, 12:23:26 PM
Hi Darrell,
What a shame you have to part with your boat. I guess about now is a good time to test the water as we are on the threshold of Spring and the Sydney Boat Show commences on 31st July. Hopefully that will bring some buyers out of the woodwork??
Feel free to place an ad' under "For Sale" on The Board.
All the best and keep in touch.

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on August 27, 2008, 07:17:36 PM
Hi Everyone, well the dart had its maiden voyage , i must say is goes like a startled gazzelle.... need to make some fine adjustments to tilt of motor and maybe lowerit an inch or 2 (should never have lifted the transom an inch or 2). will post the final pics of boat very shortly, also dont forget she is up for sale....


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on August 28, 2008, 06:36:01 PM
As Promised here is the finished vessel...


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: Javelin on August 28, 2008, 07:33:55 PM
Looks great darrcoll, Im sure you wont have any trouble selling it when someone sees it.

Jav


Title: Re: volero dart
Post by: darrcoll on January 26, 2009, 10:03:00 PM
Hi Fellow boaters, Just a quick update on the DART, yes it has finally been sold for a bargian price. be on the look out for it on the Hawksbury as a youg bloke from that area bought it.. one day i will have a project again but till then i will check in from time to time to see if i can assist...

Cheers Darrcoll