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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 06, 2020, 08:04:42 PM
Currently sheís getting a 2 pack epoxy repaint. Note to Neil, that I decided not to use house paint! Was going to use it inside, but I could only buy a 4l tin of 2 pack, so it seems that inside will also be epoxy paint....

A mate inspired me - heís been painting his 28í boat recently, and got me all enthusiastic!

Iíll try to post some piccies, but doing so in this forum is a bit tricky when using an iPad.

A
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: My 1962 Caribbean Sea Nymph on: June 21, 2019, 06:16:43 PM
Fantastic, Greg. Well done.

There are some lovely old boats out there - I suspect that many of the members of this forum recall these boats from our youth, but it is wonderful to find someone younger who has an appreciation.

Whilst the Board members seem rather fixated on the Savage Javellin, I love the Hayden Hydrodyne and Dorsett Catalina. And I suppose Iím fond of my Hartley...!

Andrew

3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: April 06, 2019, 07:44:05 PM
Hi Neil, I knew that would get a reaction!

Was going to take boat out today, but just didnít have the ďmental empowermentĒ to go through all the stuffing around and stress of launching and using it.....so, had a snooze and read a book instead.

Hopefully tomorrow will dawn better, and Iíll get out for an hour or two. Will report back.

A (the house paint will be a while away, as Iíll need to strip some of the old loosehouse paint off before reapplying - it has lasted v well! I think itís 7yrs since I last painted the topsides.....)
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: April 02, 2019, 09:08:33 PM
Well, Iím hoping Iíve just been a dick, and itís the tank vent, but need to look to be sure.

Iíll be with the boat this weekend, so will have a good look, and take some photos.

Have t seen any piccies of Neil out in his boat recently......have you heard anything from him?

A ( about to repaint  my boat with house paint, just to get Neil up and running!)
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: April 01, 2019, 06:14:21 PM
Ahhhh. Stupid me. I think I had the fuel tank cap screwed on firmly....☹️.

Iíd forgotten about that ( as itís been so long since Iíve been out ....erk).

Iíll fiddle with the choke button on the motor. I presume that pushing it in opens the air intake to the carburettors?

Iíd better check this too - itís 1:50 oil/petrol, isnít it? ( yep, Iíve got the right oil, and have new 98 octane petrol). The kids on the biscuit being dragged along behind did complain about the exhaust fumes, but it certainly wasnít smoky or unpleasant from my end!

Yes, I do disconnect the fuel line and run her at the end of every start until sheís out if juice.

No drugs needed. Iím back on the horse.

Just need to work on the boating ďmemoryĒ, apparently!

A
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: March 29, 2019, 11:05:27 PM
A long time not out - Mark Stedman did some big repairs Dec 2017, and I had a bit of unreliable use subsequent to that, including being towed back in to boat ramp...Iím not in any way complaining about his repairs - he was great.

Previous use was in April 2018, she ran like a dream until I stopped to have a brief fish, after which she only puttered home on 1/4 cylinder.

Anyway, I decided to deal with my anxiety, and chuck her in the water last weekend. She always starts well; and then something of a lag to accelerate and get on the plane, but  I managed to drag 2 kids on a biscuit some km without probs. Then set off in another direction to look at seals, and noticed a significant decrease in power on the way home, even though we got on to the plane. Would this have had anything to do with the choke setting on the engine? I think it was pushed in throughout the trip. Iím almost feeling positive enough to have another go!

Beyond that she was pretty good. Iíd like some more revs out of th pe engine, which I suspect means adjusting either the engine end of the throttle cable, or the throttle end.

However, basically sheís working, and my anxiety about taking her out has diminished  hugeky!
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: mercury 650ss 1967 4 cyl on: December 26, 2018, 01:58:09 PM
Welcome Antman, and seasons greetings to you all. Sad when 2 paid mechanics havenít resolved your problem!

Mercman, I have no idea about loose or broken reeds! I was firmly told by Mark S last year NOT to remove the cowl on my engine! Am off down to the beach tomorrow for 10 days, and might get the ďtrustyĒ Hartley in the water, dependent on the number of nimwits using the boat ramp, and the length of the queues to said boat ramp! If not, then will get some water time after January. still some anxiety about boating, as she ran really well for the first 3/4 of. The last trip, and really badly for the last bit!

A
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: G3 Glasspar arrives in Melbourne on: December 14, 2018, 08:06:57 PM
Wow. Flinders Island - thatís a big change. Iíd just love to do something like that, but I suspect Iíd need to be single!

A
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: January 10, 2018, 10:21:03 PM
Yes, boated last Sunday. QRan very smoothly and well initially , but after a while everything "slowed down", so we were only just able to get to planing speed. Speaking with Mark, I think it might be an issue with poor fuel supply to engine eg  fuel tank breather valve not working properly. The fuel line is new. Will fiddle with it next trip.

Won't be out again until,the end of January, and will post piccies then. Unfortunately this forum seems to require downsizing of piccies on a computer before posting, and I normally just use an iPad, so it's a bit more complicated to post piccies, but will do so after next trip. Mark did suggest I leave the cowl on the engine, and concentrate on painting the boat, which was a very nice way of saying I really shouldn't do anything mechanical! He can add to that if he wishes!

A
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 28, 2017, 06:13:42 PM
Nice to now be reunited with my boat, and to have met Mark S - he now has an intimate understanding about my ineptness with things mechanical!

Anyway, he tells me it's running smoothly; he's fixed a whole lot of stuff, including my throttle/gear changing woes, and even redid my bearings,  refitted my trailer brakes properly ( replaced my incorrectly sized and type of bolt), and adjusted the brakes so they work.

Given that I've not had anything done by a proper mechanic to the engine for 8yrs, the repair cost works out pretty cheaply averaged over the years.

Looking forward to getting on the water.
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 21, 2017, 07:40:46 PM
I'm v happy for the contact through this forum, and I hope that Mark has not felt any undue obligation re my motor - I'm just happy to have a contact who is honest, and happy to pay commercial rates for repairs.

Will sort out pick up some time next week, as there's no purpose trying to launch a boat down the peninsula in the next few weeks, due to proponderance  of  dickheads at boat ramp!

Looking fwd to posting some piccies.

A
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 20, 2017, 07:14:48 PM
Getting v excited to get boat back soon. Mark informs me she's now running v smoothly, which I presume means she's running like a new Honda 4 stroke! He's even been good enough to check my trailer bearings and tell me they're half buggered ( and replaced  them,  before the longish tow home), so I'm extremely grateful for all he's done. If it hadn't been for this forum, I might now be the owner of a brand new shiny boat and outboard, instead, I'm enjoying the quirkiness of an almost 50 yo old outfit! I'm sure my current rig  is way more fun!...maybe.

A
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 15, 2017, 05:53:19 PM
Yes, Guy, sad that I failed to install the thrust washer, however it took a few years for the prop to wear through the the gear box!

Re Bulk billing - you get what you pay for. Which is why I wanted to pay Daughter #2's  ex BF - but he refused. Prob why carbie doesn't work! Had email from Mark saying he's almost done, but wants to make sure it works before I pick it up(!!). I'd quite like him to do that! No idea what it's going to cost, but I'm happy that it's being repaired by someone who has a lot more idea than I. Memo to you guys - don't try DIY medicine!

A
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 14, 2017, 07:28:43 PM
My rig still residing at Korumburra with Mark S...

Lower carbies seem to have minimal fuel coming into them - that was the one daughter #2's ex BF had for a few months, and which I got back a week before they broke up.  Maybe he screwed me over too?!

I seem to have indirectly completely buggered the gear box when I replaced the prop a while ago.....I recall that it was difficult to get the prop nut to attach, as the shaft seemed a bit short, so there was a " washer" behind the prob that got removed. Sadly, this seems to be the thing that stops the prop wearing into the gearbox....which is why gearbox is rooted, but he seems to have found a replacement.

Hopefully up and running soon. I'm very grateful to Mark for taking on the project, and, whilst no doubt frustrating to have to work on an old motor like this, at the end of the day, I'm happy to pay.

I think I'll just stick to Medicine....and minor motor repairs! It does irritate me that I can get my head around how a human works, but not a 2 stroke engine. Seems incongruous!

A



15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: November 25, 2017, 07:21:54 PM
Well, you've done an amazing job.
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