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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Board members YOUTUBE links / wakeboarding off the old girl on: May 24, 2013, 03:32:11 PM
http://youtu.be/0XaMh4p4tYQ

http://youtu.be/75UK9MDtf54
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Vintage Caribbean on: May 23, 2013, 09:57:59 PM
thats a nice shape, i like that blue, mine originally came in that colour and was thinking of going back to original, your hull makes a good show of it and is very convincing, would you call it "cyan" ?
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:47:01 PM
in the end, the boat was capable of doing 46knots in the best of conditions

4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:45:52 PM
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:45:23 PM
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:44:33 PM
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:43:59 PM
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:43:27 PM
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:36:22 PM

10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:35:58 PM
the transom


11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:35:06 PM
day of pick up


12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:34:26 PM
im now gona crap on about the story up until this present time, but you dont have to read it, in later posts, there will be up to date pictures and possible questions in the current restoration.

ill try keep it short and sweet, 12 months ago, a friend and i found and bought this boat through 'gum tree' after weeks of searching for a project boat that we could fix up and use, we payed $1000 for this 68 savage vampire (bare hull), which was said to be fully restored and refurbished, we liked it and so we bought it (neither boat and trailer had any registration or identification numbers) 1 week later, a friend with experience in boats came to check it out, and only to give us bad news, the transom was rotted out, little did we know and time of purchase, the sellers told good lies. we than made the decision that we really like the hull shape and design, and decided to rebuild the transom. during this time, we bought another boat for $1500 that came with a 1988 90hp mariner 2 stroke for the motor and sold that hull for $350. it was now Christmas, 5 months into the project and my mate decided he was going back to his home country in 26 days, the boat wasnt even half finished due to lack of time spent on it, so we got stuck into it, the plan was to get this boat on the water legally before he flew home for good, in the final week the boat was still no where near ready, so i took a weeks annual leave and we spent 70hrs+ full time work on it, as he was flying out on the next Monday morning, well come Friday, our last day for businesses trading hours being opened, we finally put the papers in for registration, took half a day but we had a boat legal for the water in time, and we both made it out on the water on his last weekend in Australia before he went home for good.

so you see now i cant ever sell this boat, we have our own history, and ill own this boat forever.
now for some pictures related to this story.
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / 68 savage vampire full restoration #2 is now underway. on: May 23, 2013, 09:33:45 PM
hi Smiley im Pali, im 23 and live on the gold coast, im new to this forum and finding the "the board" is the best thing that ever happened since i got my first connection to the internet, i hope you find the time to read this and stay updated.

this topic includes 2 restorations for the one boat, 1st restoration was very rushed with limited knowledge and had a scheduled deadline with a budget, this story is told below, 2nd restoration which is now current, begun with far greater knowledge, no deadline, no budget and ive spent hours doing my homework and learning to do this right, to only do it once and to be able to present show boat material.

this is a story i wish to share, hoping to find information and advice from knowledgeable people who have been in the game for years and who are happy to help, 12 months ago i had zero experience in anything to do with boats, in this time i bought a savage vampire which was un-sea worthy, i than repaired and restored it to sea worthiness (took 6 months) to the best of my ability with little knowledge and a time limit, drove the boat for 3 months till the gear box blew up, wasnt worth fixing, so now selling the motor for parts, and now in the process of a full restoration to produce a 'show boat' this web site has given me greater motivation to give this boat a new life, i never knew there was so much history behind it and to find enthusiast like yourselves is awesome, id like to be apart of it.

14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Savage Pics & History Wanted / Re: 1971 ? Vampire (redoux') on: May 19, 2013, 02:10:56 PM
couple months later... i hope im not to late.

talking paints, mine as standard, just like what the previous black and white picture shows a 2 tone finish, main was white with a cyan trim. since birth its had a respray to dark blue, or what u might call 'flag blue' top deck and a black hull. now going through its second restore (now major) with me, im doing another re-spray, this time is final with a clear coat, might go a couple shades darker on the blue and adding silver flakes.

im interested to know if you have ordered those badges yet, i had the same problem, but lost an 'S' out on the water somewhere, and if so, how did they turn out, otherwise if not when you do, 2X the order definitely.

seeing this restoration complete gives me great motivation to finish mine, just started preparing for 1st layer of laminate, any tips if you could turn back time?
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Savage Pics & History Wanted / My 1968 Savage Vampire on: May 19, 2013, 12:28:35 PM
hi im new, and happy to contribute to the WWW with my vampire among a vast minority and in rarity of information and images.
i will just upload a couple of my favorites images for now, depending on public interest, and also, will include our story together.
thanks.


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