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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: mercury 650ss 1967 4 cyl on: February 19, 2020, 06:06:36 AM
Ant,
This Block may get you out of trouble? Check the part number first.
Note: One Pot is showing scoring, which may be OK with a hone?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-65-HP-Cylinder-Block-and-Crankcase-Assy-P-N-3997A3-Free-Shipping/251983773175?epid=1550237414&hash=item3aab673df7:g:GmYAAOSwpdpVcKt1

MERCMAN.
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: mercury 650ss 1967 4 cyl on: February 17, 2020, 06:04:53 AM
Hi mate,
Your 1969 decals and new paint job make her look quite smart indeed. I don't feel a used replacement block will be that hard to come by. The trick is, you'll have to advertise and post on every website/forum you can find on the internet.

I would start with Aaron J on this forum. He had a number of 65's. However, his may be a little older that yours and may not be compatible with your mid-section and some electronic mountings (in the block casting).

Your motor should have Thunderbolt Ignition, I don't believe any of Aaron's motors will.
I'll keep my eye out for you.


MERCMAN.  
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Sweden to Ban 2 stroke outboards on: February 14, 2020, 07:58:01 AM
Hi Dave,

This is yet another brainless knee jerk reaction, borne by ill informed "greenies".

Bombardier will tell you, their product (Evinrude outboard) a 2 stroke outboard, is more environmentally friendly than any gutless 4 stroke outboard, of similar hp (not torque).

It is wrong to generalise by comparing simply two stroke or four stroke, when talking about "emissions". Simply stick to the subject.. emissions.

I wonder if they are going to try and declare all two stroke aircraft, two stroke jet skis, two stroke motorbikes and all two stroke chainsaws illegal as well? 

MERCMAN.
 
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: Caribbean mystery project on: February 11, 2020, 10:54:54 AM
Hey Perthite,
You have touched a nerve. Now, I distinctly remember the Caribbean Donzie having an outrageously deep V. They were very unstable at rest but great in a sea, for that very reason.

MERCMAN.
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: Caribbean mystery project on: January 30, 2020, 07:31:04 AM
In the "old days" it wasn't unusual for manufacturers of lots of products to have rubber rule's (rulers) even fisherman!

My money is still on a Caribbean Donzi. Although, your boat doesn't have the typical Caribbean Donzi gelcoat design on the sides, which is leaving me with some doubt.


The BRAND name Donzi, is a hugely recognised boat brand in other parts of the world. Don Aronow was a famous boat builder, designer and racer.. boat brands including Cigarette, Formula and Magnum, just to name a few. Because of Don's connections with Bertram, Carl Kiekhaefer and International Marine (Australia) Caribbean in Australia named Caribbean model after Don (Donzie)

MERCMAN,


6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: Caribbean mystery project on: January 16, 2020, 08:38:04 AM
Hello Owen,
Yesterday, I started to draft a reply to your thread then became distracted with work issues, sorry.

Your boat is not a Crosby. It certainly looks similar to a Caribbean Galaxy. However, I'm leaning toward a Caribbean Donzi, given that huge well.
Somewhere, I have a pic (4 years ago) of a Donzi (I recall) with twin 1968 65hp Mercs bolted to the transom.
So far, research on this website tells me a Caribbean model V167 is a Galaxy. There is a member of this Forum who can probably tell us what model number 178 is. I'll make contact with Mark for you.

MERCMAN.
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Buy Sell Vintage Boats Free Advertising, Outboards, Parts. / Re: Javelin needing restoration on: January 09, 2020, 06:17:16 AM
I had freed up the steering years back, and while pumping grease into it cracked the housing, so it's not really fixable.
I can get the parts for it and swap the whole bracket assembly but I don't like the chances of it coming apart successfully!
The outboard wrecker said I'd most likely have to cut two engines up and make one good one - but I haven't tried dismantling it yet.

I had a bit of a look around for transom repair people and didn't find anything suggesting it would be an affordable price.
I would do it myself but already have too many projects and very little time. I figure it's best if it goes to someone who will restore it and actually use it!

While it's been an excellent boat it's not always the most practical option, with the shape making it easy to damage when trying to tie up at jettys, other boats, etc
If I had more time / money / space I'd definitely keep it, but I've had a pretty good run with it already Smiley

Pumping grease into the housing is the very last thing you do, when you are wanting to freeing up a steering tube in any outboard. Never introduce ANY grease until you have the motor swivelling freely first. There are a few important steps which should be taken prior!

MERCMAN.
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Buy Sell Vintage Boats Free Advertising, Outboards, Parts. / Re: Javelin needing restoration on: January 08, 2020, 10:03:15 AM
The Merc's steering can be usually freed up without too much drama.
There are a number of fiberglassing places who will gladly rectify your transom, with out costing a kings ransom!

Good luck with the sale.

MERCMAN.
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: My 1st classic on: January 07, 2020, 07:47:28 AM
PM sent!

MERCMAN.
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: What is this boat? on: January 06, 2020, 07:42:39 AM
The 50hp Merc you have appears to have not to been molested. It is not a 1971 model, as those decals were the last of the red decals nor did that year have shock absorbers on the 50hp. The decals and other identifiers tell me it is a 1972 or 1973 model. There was no change between those two years of the 50hp. I raced a 1973 model 50hp Merc, back in the 70's.

As for the boat, either a Stebercraft or a Nipper (out of Taree) I reckon. That info' should give you a great start to your hunt on the web!

MERCMAN.
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: My 1st classic on: January 06, 2020, 07:30:21 AM
What an absolute gem of a boat. I live in Berry and I would love to meet up with you, please send me a private message (via The Board)

MERCMAN.
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Savage Javelin for sale on: December 04, 2019, 03:04:03 PM
I've seen worse Transom jobs.
The name of the vessel is certainly concerning.

MERCMAN.
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Savage Javelin for sale on: December 04, 2019, 08:21:34 AM
Out of interest, what was the asking price of the rig?
That model 90hp Merc (1984) was only available on 20" (long) shaft. I wonder how well the transom of the Javelin has been modified?

MERCMAN.
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: What is this boat? on: November 20, 2019, 06:09:15 AM
I'm 63 years old, but feel about 27.

MERCMAN.
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: What is this boat? on: November 13, 2019, 10:00:30 AM
Hi Julian,
Some how I missed this post?? Sorry.
The top boat is a 15' Savage Pursuit with a 1966 110hp Merc
The bottom boat is a 14' Savage Viva with a 40hp Evinrude.

Conduct a "search" on this Forum for more on these two Hulls. There are quite a number of posts I've made over these years, about them.
The search button is at the top of the page, third from the left.

BTW, I reckon I still have that very same magazine somewhere??

MERCMAN.


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