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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Old Skool Fish finder on: May 19, 2019, 05:11:32 PM
Hi David
The pic really doesn't do it justice .It is a complicated instrument .
I have the manual and all technical specs plus the invoice no. but no price .
Given that the original boat/motors/trailer cost more than a house and land in Sydney the sounder would have been pricey.
I think that their market was professional/trawlers etc.

Neil
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Fuel Mix on: May 17, 2019, 05:15:55 PM
100 metres of sonar tape is a lot isn't it . actually 10 . Embarrassed
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Old Skool Fish finder on: May 17, 2019, 11:53:29 AM
Cleaning SX 2  I have come across 3 brand new spark plugs ( thought they were used ) along with 100 metre roll of strip chart recorder paper and thought subject may be of interest .
The roll fits into my 1960 Furuno 200 Mark -3 fish finder.
The pick up (since removed ) was under the hull  and sent to the unit which recorded by needle on to the moving paper .
It is 30 x 20 x 15cms and weighs about 6 kgs . Shocked
Has nothing in common with today's lightweight colour units

Neil
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Fuel Mix on: May 17, 2019, 11:30:34 AM
Thank you JB
I am currently giving SX 2 a good clean and I found 3 brand new plugs in the cabin drawer which I had always assumed were used  Smiley Must be at least 25 yrs old .
I can try these in identifying the smoke problem .
Also I found a 100 metre roll of chart recorder which is part of my fish finder .
See photos of boat and barn find  Wink
The metho method I shall pass for now.

Also check new post on the fish finder .

Neil
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Fuel Mix on: May 15, 2019, 07:26:55 PM
Thank you JB
I have twin motors so that probably takes out spark and thermostat .
Stale fuel is probably correct but it is interesting that your run the Seagull on half the oil .
That's what prompted my question .
Is there a risk ?

Neil
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Fuel Mix on: May 13, 2019, 05:56:29 PM
Thanks Guy

I use 95 with everything. .

No doubt I lose track of time (fresh/freshish ) and half filling a large tank plus almost 74 Grin
Will try a smaller quantity of high octane with oil I purchased abt 20 years ago at Sussex .
It's actually a few million years older than me  Wink

Not being mechanical I didn't know the connection between rings and smoke as my many putt putt 2 strokes had two rings Shocked

I shall wait for a windy day -hope you can make it  Smiley

Do trust your new circumstances are still going well .

Cheers

Neil
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Fuel Mix on: May 13, 2019, 12:42:02 PM
Hi all ,glad to see there are some new posters !

With SX 2 not running on the water I regularly start her two 1981 70 hp Johnsons in drums of recycling water.
Not opening her up ,  there is quite a lot of smoke in a limited area . I think the smoke is from lack of burning not wear . Wink
I recall someone suggesting that an idling motor could possibly run safely without oil in the mix ?
Any ideas as to a higher ratio (now 50:1 ) would go to idle and fast idle running.

Cheers
Neil
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: April 05, 2019, 06:25:48 PM
Hello lads .
So nice to hear from you . I'm always following the site but have limited contribution these days .
Unless someone mentions house paint and I just see RED  Angry Wink
Kerrie and I are both well although she has medical problems . I'm bonser but going on 74 but have to up my Lipitor to 20mg. Drat . Mum has just turned 97 and only prev med.
Mercman most kindly helped me relaunch SX 2 when completed but that made me realise that she is now not a one person boat for me .

As to selling her I would dearly like to pass her on to the right person . Money aside a new owner would have to provide a 3 metre high x 10 metre cover .
So I procrastinate . I see her as loved furniture but?

Not long down from the roof finishing my 6m x 4m enclosed deck with Japanese influence including garden and koi . All by myself .
Posting some brag for an oldie in his own shed .

Feel very good that you both have enquired as to our welfare .

Thank and keep in touch .

Oops have to reduce pics . Reverting

Neil


9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: mercury 650ss 1967 4 cyl on: December 26, 2018, 06:21:45 PM
Hi A
Nice to hear from you . You do love your boating so I trust February will be kind to you although my logic suggests the 1st quarter will start as the last quarter finished  Wink
I still admire my girl sitting in the back yard as we also find ramps difficult in our 70's.

Hope you have recovered Merman as you are now back in the fast lane .
Chicago deserves a lot of time with it's testosterone atmosphere and the magnificent buildings including the 'Smithsonians '
Nautically  (to stay with the 'board ' I remember posting photos of the Chicago river and the lock which allows accesses to Lake Michigan .
Happy New Year to all .
Neil
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: G3 Glasspar arrives in Melbourne on: October 23, 2018, 05:32:56 PM
 Highchair,
Nice to say hello . A lovely move and good luck with your permanacy .
Keep us informed and send pictures of your crays . Have you stopped flying ?

Signing off as Lowchair , above a Stool though .

Kind regards
Neil
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Buy Sell Vintage Boats Free Advertising, Outboards, Parts. / Bell Boys on: July 14, 2018, 06:57:51 PM
Two Bell Boys for sale !

Australian Vintage classic Powerboats .
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Mallard Outboard on: June 15, 2018, 04:06:51 PM
The other famous Mallard is the British Railway locomotive of the 1930's .Maybe the search engines were serching this engine.

Guy when were all the views done ? At one time .

Neil
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Board members YOUTUBE links / Re: Interesting OMC history - Youtube link. on: June 13, 2018, 07:01:22 PM
Wonderful history Mercman . Thanks.
No tears -that's biz and politics . Outboards banned on weekends .Only in America.

R.I.P Ole

Neil
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Mallard Outboard on: June 13, 2018, 06:40:16 PM
Weird .
They may be looking for the Mallard seaplane or the mallard duck . There would be other mallards I'm sure .

Why viewers and no posts ?

Neil
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Mallard Outboard on: June 11, 2018, 02:22:45 PM
What do you think Spiro ? Right up your alley !

Neil
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