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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: savage boat show boat on: September 11, 2019, 03:41:01 PM
Good Afternoon Perthite and welcome to The Board.

We will be able to tell you the hull weight of the Pursuit, However, you may have to wait a short while, whilst our guru MarkS, looks this up for you.
In the  interim, at the top of each page of this forum, you will see a "search" button.
Here is link to an example of what you can find here..   http://www.board.net.au/yabbse/index.php?action=search2

MERCMAN.
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Silvacraft, Glastron GT160 by Alex on: August 28, 2019, 05:07:44 PM
Welcome back Alex!   Grin

MERCMAN.
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: what year is this outboard on: August 05, 2019, 11:20:32 AM
G'day Terry,

Send a pic of the cowl and I'll be able to tell you.

MERCMAN.
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Fuel Mix on: May 13, 2019, 05:12:58 PM
Hi mate,
Yes, your motors will probably be happy at 100:1 when idling. There are some models of Yamaha outboards that will run all day with 100:1 at WOT!

But, why risk it? Stay with 50:1 please.
The excessive smoke is probably attributed to old fuel (having low octane) not able to properly burn oil and fuel, when mixed together.

This issue won't be wear related, I promise you. Your twins are 2 stroke as you well know.. 2 strokes are quite different to 4 strokes in so many ways.. 2 strokes don't have proper oil rings on the pistons like a 4 stroke, only a ring for compression (sometimes they may have two rings).

MERCMAN. 

5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: Savage Javelin - Project on: May 06, 2019, 06:44:25 PM
Welcome to The Board, DP. Yes, we all love pic's!

Have you managed to study this Topic yet?  http://www.board.net.au/yabbse/index.php?topic=596.0

MERCMAN.
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: mercury 650ss 1967 4 cyl on: April 23, 2019, 12:49:11 PM
I know one would expect to see about 13-14V from the output from an alternator, but I really doubt a Stator could push that high. It will all depend on the condition and rating of your rectifier/regulator, I'm guessing?

I'm out of my depth here.. Mark S, any comment?


MERCMAN.
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: April 04, 2019, 06:09:03 AM
Being the most senior member of the board, both Neil and his lovely Wife Kerrie, are now not quite as spritely as they would like to be. For this reason, Neil was considering selling his beloved SX-2, to allow another enthusiast or family to enjoy all of his skilled hard work in restoring their classic vessel.
 
Perhaps Neil may chime in?

MERCMAN.
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: April 02, 2019, 09:59:00 AM
Glad to see you sorted with the tank vent.
As for the choke... I've not owned a V4 OMC of that particular era. Mark will know exactly what to do.
I could easily work it out, if I were to see it.

MERCMAN.
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: April 01, 2019, 06:54:56 AM
G'day AA,
The choke setting will play havoc, if incorrect. Mark will no doubt chime in at this point.

As for your anxiety... simply take drugs and go boating. All will be fine at the end of the day.

Here are two basic questions for you:
Did you check that the fuel tank vent was wide open before initial start?
At the end of the day and flushing, are you disconnecting the fuel line from the motor and running her until she stops due to lack of juice?

MERCMAN.

10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: mercury 650ss 1967 4 cyl on: March 04, 2019, 08:48:06 AM
Don't wast your time and money on a gutless 4 stroke.

In the particular hp range you're are looking at, you can't go wrong with an Etec. That is honest advice coming from a Mercury fanatic of 57 years.

An Etec's first service is due at 300 hours. Try that with any 4 banger and see what happens!

MERCMAN.
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: Painting an old outboard on: February 16, 2019, 12:56:11 PM
No!
I'll have to check my junk.

MERCMAN.
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: Painting an old outboard on: February 15, 2019, 10:39:49 AM
These days soda blasting or peanut shell blasting are preferred alternatives to sand blasting. These new ways will not damage parent metal.

See nymarine.ca for painting tips and methods. There are quite a few yankie websites/forums that offer great ideas for enthusiasts like us. See: FiberGlassics.

MERCMAN.
 
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: mercury 650ss 1967 4 cyl on: February 13, 2019, 09:06:51 AM
The loom in your most recent picture doesn't look real flash. It shouldn't look limp like that (near the support bracket).
Take the electrical tape off and look for perished/damaged insulation of the wires within the loom.
Can you borrow another control box and loom assembly from someone? (I had spare control boxes up until this time last year.) Try speaking to Guy at the Outboard Workshop - Carrum Downs. I sold most of my collection to him.


This is an obvious one... is the vent on the fuel tank open, since attending to all the other suspects?

The other thing I see in the pic.. That's not a 1967 outer. This leads me to think the position of timing mark (decal) is probably not matched to your powerhead. This needs further investigation, only if there is nothing wrong with the wiring within the loom. 

MERCMAN.
 
 
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: mercury 650ss 1967 4 cyl on: February 04, 2019, 06:19:31 AM
Not only could the prop be a factor, you may have a gearbox with the incorrect ratio based on what ever powerhead you have.
Sent us a pic of the gearbox plus the midsection and shockers (if any). These pics will assist me in figuring out the possibilities.

This is a good quiz!

MERCMAN.
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: mercury 650ss 1967 4 cyl on: January 23, 2019, 02:05:40 PM
One of our members AaronJ had a collection of 4 (I recall) of short shaft 650's. Perhaps he may still own a goer which he is prepared to part with? Send him a PM.
If need be, I can email you his phone number.

MERCMAN.  
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