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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Pioneering Outboarding in Australia / Re: Early boating in Lismore on: January 01, 2021, 06:43:12 PM
Returning to Lismore from Coraki after a days skiing. Passing under the Woodlark st. bridge.
Dad driving with Mum, myself, youngest brother, in boat, two brothers and sister out the back.
Very badly flood damaged photo.

Mid 60s
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Pioneering Outboarding in Australia / Re: Early boating in Lismore on: January 01, 2021, 06:40:08 PM
Returning to Lismore from Coraki after a days skiing. Passing under the Woodlark st. bridge.
Dad driving with Mum, myself, youngest brother, in boat, two brothers and sister out the back.
Very badly flood damaged photo.
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Pioneering Outboarding in Australia / Re: Early boating in Lismore on: January 01, 2021, 05:42:16 PM
In late 2019 I took my boat of the day, 10ft flat bottom with a jacked up/out 10hp Merc (quite quick) to Lismore and played around my old stomping grounds.  Launched at the Ballina st bridge early one morning with the intent of running to Ballina, didn't happen, my back up crew, car support to pick me up in Ballina ended up in hospital with a unrelated issue.
SO, just ran from the ramp in Lismore upstream to BoatHarbour,  end of tidal influence and back, that Wilsons creek, as I knew it once, is narrow,  thought same last time in the Pride Premier, back to Lismore and up the other branch to where the old bridge lays in the river(creek) and back.
Many memories of skiing the same area,  mid 60s , don't know how we turned around, no wonder we clipped willow trees.
The skiing starting point was below the dog track , but, the boat ramp there has been removed and the area completely overgrown.  We skied from there to Coraki, skied all day, and skied back,  large family, not enough room in boat so had to drag a couple behind,  many stories flicked through my mind.
Great bit of river,  totally underused today, pity.  Smiley
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Timber Vintage Hydroplanes, Race boats. / Re: Tunnel boat Pickle Fork driven by Sid Goldfinch on: June 29, 2012, 08:21:26 PM
na, at that time I was only interested it the opposite sex and only came in contact with the Sheltrum family when they came to Coraki or The Surfers Paradise ski gardens. Grin
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Timber Vintage Hydroplanes, Race boats. / Re: Tunnel boat Pickle Fork driven by Sid Goldfinch on: June 20, 2012, 08:27:52 PM
Yep, I was there, in the back ground
Ken taught me bout Mercs
Bob improved my driving
I was just a fitter
Fitted out Twister
That quick foot is proberly the one in my shed

Been involved for a while, Len sheltrum and stardust

6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Timber Vintage Hydroplanes, Race boats. / Re: Tunnel boat Pickle Fork driven by Sid Goldfinch on: June 20, 2012, 09:04:07 AM
Mercman,
   You could say I was involved.
The newspaper reporters tend to not hear or understand the information given over phones.
Examples of incidents that occoured during a sportsmans career can be reported to have happened in the wrong places.
We remember where and when.

Cowra Marine, All service motors, Reids Marine, Twister's, Ring-O-fire, Berts Boat's,Crazy Horse,Discounter,Cowra 250 enduro, Grafton,Griffith, etc,etc
 Embarrassed
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Timber Vintage Hydroplanes, Race boats. / Re: Tunnel boat Pickle Fork driven by Sid Goldfinch on: June 19, 2012, 06:32:44 PM
further,
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/other/memories-resurface-as-tunnel-boats-are-back-in-city/2590150.aspx
 Roll Eyes
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Timber Vintage Hydroplanes, Race boats. / Re: Tunnel boat Pickle Fork driven by Sid Goldfinch on: June 19, 2012, 06:29:01 PM
Off topic in a way but
 top weekend last weekend
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/other/powerboat-racing-a-model-for-spectators/2586720.aspx


a few old faces in the crowd
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: More 'Miss Pepsi' Photos on: June 04, 2012, 07:40:41 PM
so true Cheesy
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: More 'Miss Pepsi' Photos on: June 02, 2012, 10:05:15 PM
yer ya can always tell when a tennassee is runnin hard and trimmed right by the little pitta pitta of the hull just occasionally touchin the water Grin
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Any ideas on this hulls maker on: March 04, 2010, 08:19:46 PM
Check this one against the one your looking at ebay Item number: 320493819343
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320493819343&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Looks simular to me
 Smiley
Paul
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / oops on: December 07, 2009, 08:26:33 PM
Found this and thought you may be interested Roll Eyes
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Help identify this motor please on: May 10, 2009, 06:57:32 PM
Try this site for breakup. Cool
http://www.sterndrive.info/mercury-outboard-parts/id39.html

just notice which seal is oily to determine the main source of your leak.
you will need to dismantle and replace all seals.
before you started,was there any water in the box or was the oil milky, or was there just no oil.
again not a difficult job once the lockring is screwed out Tongue
 
Paul
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Help identify this motor please on: May 05, 2009, 09:03:01 AM
youve done well,
 watch as the parts come off for reassembly purposes.
the shaft stays put.
the old impella will slide up and off the shaft leaving the little pin key in the shaft, dont lose it.
buy a new one from your friendly merc dealer and reassemble.
Wind the impeller into position by pushing gently down as you turn the shart in the direction the motor turns. The impeller will fit in nicely.all the same impeller.
put a "little" grease on top of the shaft, not to much.

have fun Kiss
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Help identify this motor please on: May 04, 2009, 09:04:08 AM
have the motor standing up.
as you stand behind, put you hand under the gearbox, to the front, on the right side, you will find a slotted plug. That is the drain. If the motor is stood , oil will drain. undo the small vent screw you found higher up the box to allow the box  to vent and drain all oil.
 Check for water or any milkyness of the oil ,which indicates water and a leaking seal some where.
 A marine dealer repairing this would/should pressure test the box to prove all seals.
  Buy a tube of quicksilver outboard oil ,(its the better),fit/hold to drain plug , slowly fill gear box from the bottom till oil runs out the vent plug. easy peasy. Embarrassed 
With the filling tube still attached, replace the vent screw and the oil will almost not run back out as you remove the filling tube and refit the rain plug. Grin
 When you drop  gearbox to do the water pump, stand the motor on the flywheel to refit the water tube, especially if it comes out of the powerhead and not the pump. These are easy to reassemble if a little fiddly, to line the shift sharft, drive sharft, water tube, and main mounting bolt all at the same time and correct angle.  Tongue

Paul
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