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826  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: tips for attaching perspex windscreen on: August 17, 2006, 05:52:49 PM
Hello Akadakaar,
I have replaced two windscreens in my 1961.
See Subject 1961 classic 22ft runabout for photos.
The bottom of each screen is solid timber cut with a jig saw to the curve of the same shape as the screen and also pliable enough to take the curve of the deck. It can be done with a number of pieces of wood so you don't have to start with a large rectangular  piece to cover the whole area.
Mine are 1 inch deep  20mm to allow good bite as this  craft can go quickly.
You could also laminate sections from plywood and epoxy seal to get your shape.
You would also have to chamfer the timber according to the rake of the screen.
A bit of mucking about but the result is safe and LOOKS good.
Mine are covered with aluminium strip to suit  the boat but you could cover with timber veneer ,screwing it over the top
of the perspex.
827  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: 1961 classic 22ft runabout twin 70 js on: August 14, 2006, 06:23:08 PM
100th anniversary of outboard motors.
This article appeared on woodenboatsaustralia@yahoogroups.com last may.
I'm sure they would not mind it being passed on again to enthusiasts.
The article was from the American Boat and Yacht Council newsletter of Spring 2006.
"Around the turn of last century ideas were beginning to glimmer in the heads of inventors regarding propelling a rowboat with a portable gasoline engine.It was young Cameron Waterman of Michigan who first turned the idea into a practical reality.He built his first prototype in 1905 and sold the first "Waterman Porto" outboards in 1906.They were an immediate success and his(sic) the market.Waterman sold the company in 1915 for $20,000 and went back to practicing law but the outboard motor industry was off and running.

"Ole Evenrude provided the first competition to the Waterman Pro in 1909 with his first fifteen sold outboards, increasing to nearly 1000 units in 1910.It was a two -horsepower single cylinder weighing 62 pounds selling for $62. Evinrude's wife, Bess,developed a successful advertising campaign for the engines:"Don't  Row!Throw the oars away! Use an Evinrude Motor And as they say the rest is history.

From these humble beginnings the outboard industry and the marine industry grew.Quickly,outboards were in use around the world.In the first half of the twentieth century some countries did not have a word for "outboard", therefore the name for the new propulsion system in the native language became "Evinrude" or "Johnson".



828  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: 1961 classic 22ft runabout twin 70 js on: August 02, 2006, 09:01:27 PM
Thanks David,
Yes live in Sydney and a place in Sussex Inlet on the South Coast of NSW which is where the photos were taken except for the one on the trailer at home , in 1995.

A wooden boat man but not big on outboards you and others may be interested to know that this year 2006 is the 100th anniversary of the outboard motor.

American Cameron Waterman (amazing surname)built and sold the first o/board in 1906.

Have more info if interested or the Australian website in which I found it.

Kind regards
Neil Jones
829  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: 1961 classic 22ft runabout twin 70 js on: July 23, 2006, 01:04:14 PM
Not sure but looks like my first two shots did not transmit.I,m still in the dark.trying again.
830  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: 1961 classic 22ft runabout twin 70 js on: July 22, 2006, 08:52:24 PM
Obviously not outboards,but guess you all like wooden boats.
these are my two launches
"GREENWOOD" carvel 19ft 6hp C.L.A.E 4 stroke
" BIRD OF PARADISE" clinker 20ft  7hp blaxland twin 2 stroke.MY sailing dinghy in  background and teaching myself to get wet at 60.
831  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: 1961 classic 22ft runabout twin 70 js on: July 22, 2006, 08:44:59 PM
Dont know if the system is working but am trying
to send another photo  of SX2 different angle and on trailer
832  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: 1961 classic 22ft runabout twin 70 js on: July 22, 2006, 08:37:43 PM
Tks for the welcome to the site.Sorry its taken a week to send pics but old brain new technology.
First photos are the express cruiser  SX2 built by the Sydney dept store,Nock and Kirbys, where you could buy all sorts of gadgets.I think they folded in the  80s.
I will send a few more including the launches soon .
833  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / 1961 classic 22ft runabout twin 70 js on: July 15, 2006, 10:12:06 PM
As a wooden boat owner of two putters ,one with a blaxland twin and the other a clae four stroke single in respective clinker and carvel  built 20ft hulls, which like most of us we are still learning about ,i also have a 22ft marine ply express cruiser with twin 70 hp johnson o/bs.   This magnificient craft was manufactured in Sydney by Knock and Kirbys  , under their marine division NORLIN,    in Bankstown in 1961. She is trailerable and has had a few excursions to parts of the south coast of nsw in recent time turning heads.
I have a full history of this vessel but  it seems to fall between a wooden vessel with o/bs and  plastic boats.
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