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826  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Att: Senojn on: February 23, 2007, 04:13:41 PM

Evening Mercman,

I would be most pleased to meet and assist you on the 27th.

I'm about 15 minutes away(depending on Alfords Point Bridge) but have all day to get there.

Will give you a ring.

Regards Neil
827  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Att David Dixon on: November 20, 2006, 02:06:21 PM
Hi David and Guy.
Tks for the quick reply.It was the small item on the 100th anniversary of the outboard motor that I listed my name.Not that it is a secret of course.ha!

There are literally thousands of Chris Craft ,the vast majority had inboards but from my research and your feedback looks like SX-2 came from  one of their designs.Mine had no galley when I bought her but there is a 600mm space from bulkhead to bunk. I sit cooler or porta pot there.

While on Chris Craft have a squize at www.ladyben.com and look at alllllll their listings .Its one for the  enthusiast.

I'll be in Sussex in a week of two so  I shall get a copy of the Inletter.Wont be there for Christmas as we can fortunately go anytime and currently  working on SX-2 at home but will let you know when she goes down. I moor her in  Badgee Creek  just around the corner from my launch moorings (as per photos).

David was there any reaction to my item on the 100th birthday of the outboard  (Waterman)? I did'nt see any but as you say the Americans are much keener on this sort of thing.

Cheers for now
828  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Att David Dixon on: November 19, 2006, 06:02:09 PM
Hi Neil Jones here.
Found Guy mercman ' s posts very interesting.
How did you know my name ?
Tks for acknowleging my  boats in Sussex Inlet and Sydney near Georges River . Not as pristine as the Hacking,being open to the ocean  with sandy bottom and fed by waters  from the Royal National  Park. First national park in the world.
Re Guy's dad's mate's boat (apostrophys  beserk)the 22ft Chris Craft express cruiser your 2nd merc experience ,
can you recall if it is similar to my SX-2?




Mine was built in1961 by Norlin at Bankstown and for all my searching it was almost identical to one of their models of 58/59.Only two of these craft were built here due to the intro of fibre glass boats.The other one (sistership lasted five years)


Also David posted an ebay reference for a timber runaboat  which I had already seen  and thought I recognised the grain in the hull plywood as being similar to panels in my craft and upon checking with them,sure enough it was built by Norlin (Nock and Kirby)

Although I live in Sydney I visit Sussex Inlet  often and a little more trivia(post anything) Guy mentions Chris Creek which is the common usage however it originally  was Chris's Creek who drowned at Sussex Inlet aged three.I met his brother Martin Muller  and other family members on the Gold Coast.Martin passed away last year aged 90.

Finally .David, I love your Buick,I want your Buick,I need your Buick my SX-2 and the Electra would make a beautiful pigeon pair.
 But could I leave it at the boat ramp?


kind regards
829  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.
830  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".



831  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
832  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.
833  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.
834  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
835  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 .
836  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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