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 on: March 04, 2021, 09:33:29 PM 
Started by True blue - Last post by True blue
Thanks MERCMAN for rating the boat and also for the information. I found the info about the red triangles with badges in them particularly interesting. I have seen the red triangles on some Javelin's, but not all of them. So it was interesting to learn that they were only used in certain years. Thanks for your input. Much appreciated.   

 on: March 03, 2021, 11:07:29 AM 
Started by True blue - Last post by MERCMAN
Well here it is. My pick for Javelin of the month.

This Javelin is brought to you from the state of Victoria (i.e. the state that's getting all of NSW and Queensland's rain at the moment Smiley ). This Javelin looks to be very clean and original, and sits on a very clean looking trailer. I only found 1 photo, but it's a nice one. I give this one an 8 out of 10. If anyone would like to rate this boat, please let me know your rating.

OK, here is my two bobs worth..
The Mercury outboard looks to be a 1967 model 50hp. When I blow up the pic, it looses clarity so I can't be sure. My second opinion would be a 1966 model.

The windscreen has either been replaced or cutdown? I'd guess cutdown, because it retains the red triangles at the sides of the screen and they appear to have the holes cut out for the unique badges which were glued into the holes.

The red triangles with badges in them, featured in screens of the Pursuit, Viva & Javelin models from 1965 to say 1969.
I can't ever recall seeing a factory dark blue deck?

7 out of 10 from me.


 on: March 03, 2021, 10:51:37 AM 
Started by darrcoll - Last post by MERCMAN
Your observations have saved you a packet!
Yes indeed, there is a usually rubber insert which sits inside the entrance of the pump housing. There is also a (approx) 70mm long ridged PVC tube which then sits on top of the rubber insert and pump housing. This PVC tube guides the the water pipe into the pump housing, whilst the gearcase is being mated to the mid-section.

Note: When re-installing the pump housing over the new impeller, slowly rotate your drive shaft (NOT prop shaft) clockwise by hand. This will ensure the vanes of the impeller lay the correct way when the housing is "home". Remember to smear a small amount of hydro seal tap lubricant inside the housing. This will aid re-assembly and possibly extend the life of your mew impeller.

Call me if you need further advice.


 on: March 03, 2021, 08:37:17 AM 
Started by True blue - Last post by True blue
Another great looking Javelin.

 on: March 01, 2021, 06:41:56 PM 
Started by darrcoll - Last post by darrcoll
A question for the brains trust. The tube the joins the outlet of the water pump (connector tube) is what seems to me to be a considerably larger diameter than the tube that travels up to the motor, is there supposed to be an o ring or seal of some sort on the tube or is this normal?  example of sizing would be 20mm connector tube over a 15mm intermediate tube, being a very loose fit would allow water from the pump to escape around the gap instead of going up into the powerhead.

Nothing shown in the manual. cheers TIA

 on: February 28, 2021, 09:56:23 AM 
Started by Jdutton - Last post by Spritely
G'day Mercman,

I had the original SS 95 that the boat would have had on it however I never used it. When I picked this boat up it had a 115 Blue band on it. I rebuilt this 3 times and gave up.
i have had years of reliable boating with the 150 V6 and it's great fun. Cheers Spritely

 on: February 27, 2021, 08:06:50 PM 
Started by Jdutton - Last post by MERCMAN
Hi Spritely,
Have you repowered your boat?
What happened to your I6? Am I loosing my marbles?


 on: February 27, 2021, 08:02:03 PM 
Started by darrcoll - Last post by MERCMAN
Hi mate,
Sorry I missed your posts, I've been busy with other things and been away from The Board for a Month or more. Remember, you can always call me.
I would have had you sorted with the the gearbox and tell tale in no time.

For some unknown reasons, hornets (or wasps?) love to pack outboard tell tales with their larvae and mud?
I place a small piece of electrical tape over the tell tales of my motors in the winter months.

 on: February 25, 2021, 09:25:56 AM 
Started by Jdutton - Last post by Spritely
This is the interior i restored a few years ago, luckily I had the assistance from an ex Caribbean boats trimmer for the Back to Backs. 

These days I live on the Sunshine coast so you will need to look for us on the Noosa or Maroochydore rivers. Yes we always turn lots of heads when old boaties see us at the boat ramps. Best of luck and enjoyment from your boat. Cheers Spritely

 on: February 25, 2021, 09:15:07 AM 
Started by Jdutton - Last post by Spritely
These are images of the original Bimini and Dash panel (excluding the fish finder) i am missing the Caribbean badge from the dash

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