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 on: July 01, 2019, 05:12:50 PM 
Started by TheJollyBodger - Last post by senojn
Hi Greg
I fully concur with David and Andrew .
Your attitude of hands on and advice from experienced people is admirable .Books for reference .
Bring on the school holidays to give you more time  (or do you need a break ?)

Thanks for your advice on SX2 with the smoky idling outboards .
All ok-plugs good -new high octane fuel and they fired well .
Have you had a look at her -now that was a project !


 on: July 01, 2019, 09:07:40 AM 
Started by TheJollyBodger - Last post by TheJollyBodger
After a lot of applying of primer, and sanding. With it being the school holidays this week I been cracking on with spraying the 2 pack white topcoat on the bottom, back and sides. Yesterday morning I did the last of 3 coats and I am very happy with the results. hopefully soon it will be back on the trailer so I can start doing the primer on the top.

Thank you David,
I have always been interested in how things work from a very young age, and I took things apart to see how they worked and then put them together again. Two years ago I finished making a working model petrol engine from scrap, on my Myford metal lathe. My father is absolutely no idea in regards to D.I.Y  so I learned everything from surrounding myself with people who know more than me, and take in their advice and learn things that way. I have taught myself a little bit and have also received a lot of help and advice from other members of the local model flying club (yes I also build and fly model planes) and in this case with my boat I have received a lot of advice and tips from the local fibre glass shop/supplier . I am fascinated about all things mechanical, and that was built to last, hence my fondness for British Seagull outboard motors, which I currently own 2 of. I saved up my money to buy this boat by by buying broken outboards on gumtree and selling them, mostly small evinrude/johnson 6hp 'Two smokes'. I have a made/modified a whole range of things, from modifying the circuit of a reel to reel tape recorder into a small guitar amp, to making model aeroplanes.

 on: June 27, 2019, 04:09:31 PM 
Started by ronmac - Last post by AussieCanAm
OK, lets see if this works - pics attached:
- HD Holden 179
- THOMAS dress up rocker cover
- TAWCO manifold, mounts & drive (direct drive only)
- CRUISETANK by Sterling

Some interesting valves and taps spread throughout that I have to work out what they're for.

 on: June 27, 2019, 03:24:50 PM 
Started by ronmac - Last post by AussieCanAm
Hi @ronmac and @Knight
I know this is an old thread but thought I'd let you know one more has been found.
Picked this up this week - powered by a Holden 179.
Pretty tidy but needs a few little things doing - mostly just tidy up and I'll make a prettier engine cover for it.
Will add some pics if I can work out how - why is every board different LOL

 on: June 21, 2019, 06:16:43 PM 
Started by TheJollyBodger - Last post by andrewallan
Fantastic, Greg. Well done.

There are some lovely old boats out there - I suspect that many of the members of this forum recall these boats from our youth, but it is wonderful to find someone younger who has an appreciation.

Whilst the Board members seem rather fixated on the Savage Javellin, I love the Hayden Hydrodyne and Dorsett Catalina. And I suppose Iím fond of my Hartley...!


 on: May 28, 2019, 05:00:52 PM 
Started by Chair - Last post by senojn
Gee whiz I wanted to have a squiz .No longer available .

Thanks David .


 on: May 28, 2019, 04:29:06 PM 
Started by Chair - Last post by Chair
Could be savage Electra

 on: May 23, 2019, 11:39:50 PM 
Started by TheJollyBodger - Last post by Chair
Sorry Iím a bit slow to reply
It will be interesting to see how the two pack comes up, I have a similar project with a 13 ft ski boat next on my reno list.

 on: May 19, 2019, 05:11:32 PM 
Started by senojn - Last post by senojn
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.


 on: May 18, 2019, 09:52:57 PM 
Started by TheJollyBodger - Last post by TheJollyBodger
here is the first primer coat on. hopefully i will have the next coat on by the end of the weekend


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