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 on: June 10, 2022, 04:43:55 PM 
Started by 430husky - Last post by senojn
Hello Mick
A warm welcome to The Board .Things are quiet this time of the year .
Any chance of photos ? Everyone loves them and you will get a result .
Cheers
Neil

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 on: June 10, 2022, 03:48:09 PM 
Started by 430husky - Last post by 430husky
Hi all
I've been offered a 13' glass runabout. It's in a classis green/white two tone gelcoat. Very 70s
I never heard of the make before but it appears they were the same and the brands lapsed in 1985, possible started in 1975?
It's pretty cute and has a cokebottle waistline
Anyone heard of them?
Thanks, Mick

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 on: May 15, 2022, 12:27:00 AM 
Started by True blue - Last post by True blue
It's certainly a good looking boat and trailer.

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 on: May 12, 2022, 02:19:16 PM 
Started by 007leachy - Last post by MERCMAN
Jason,
Here is a vid' for you to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9xEi6ymTYQ

This young guy managed to complete the job the hard way. By watching, at least you can see what to expect to find when the gearcase has been separated from the mid section.

1. The Water Tube usually stays put (connected to the Block)
2. Eventually, he worked out that he should have reinstalled the Water Tube before trying to refit the gearcase.
3. That was the wrong way to install any outboard impeller.

a. Do NOT use any type of oil on any outboard impeller. Use plumbers "O" ring and washer silicone/lube.
b. Apply a dab grease to drive shaft recess for Impeller Key.
c. Install Key.
d. Slide Impeller down drive shaft and over Key.
e. Slide Pump Housing down drive shaft and let it sit gently on top of the Impeller.
f. Whilst rotating drive shaft slowly with one hand, press down on top of Pump Housing with the other hand until the Housing seats. Fit and tighten all nuts and  screw.
g. Lubricate the rubber Slinger and slide it down all the way down the drive shaft, until it sits snugly on top of the Pump Housing.
h. Apply grease to drive shaft spline and shift shaft spline, as well as all the studs.
When refitting a gearcase, always remove all Spark Plugs so it's easier to slightly rotate the flywheel by hand thus enabling the crankshaft splines and the drive shaft splines to line up (mesh).

I always ensure the control box is in Neutral before removing the gearcase. When is Neutral there is virtually no easy movement possible, of the gearcase end of the shift shaft assembly. Thus making the entire refitting process of the gearcase, far less troublesome.

MERCMAN.     






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 on: May 12, 2022, 01:11:54 PM 
Started by True blue - Last post by MERCMAN
Julian, I note the transom has been built up from 15" to accommodate the 20" Yammie.

Judging by the pics, the rig appears to be a professional resto'?

MERCMAN. 

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 on: May 12, 2022, 12:59:23 PM 
Started by 007leachy - Last post by MERCMAN
G'day Jason,
(thanks for the intro' Julian)

Welcome from me too!
Yes, your gorgeous motor is 100% a 1986 model, provided the decals haven't been changed. Those gutsy 4cyl motors have a good history and a great blood line. They have so many parts interchangeable with their Inline 6 cylinder big brothers, it's not funny.

The Impeller (to suit) has had quite a few Part Numbers over many years. The dimensions haven't changed, the material itself has of course evolved.
47-89984T4 should suffice.

Any Merc dealer worth their salt will provide you with the correct impeller. I'd remove the impeller housing and have a close look, before investing in a Water Pump Kit. In saying that, no matter what your Impeller looks like, it's imperative you change it!

There are lots of You Tube vids showing how to change the Impeller. If you own an imperial socket set and some open-ended or even ring spanners, you'll be OK. There are rather two tricky areas, but I can always talk you through those, over the phone.

Also, I can guide you through a full service, if you wish.

MERCMAN. 




   

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 on: May 10, 2022, 01:04:30 AM 
Started by True blue - Last post by True blue
Advertised on a Facebook page with the following description: 

"1973 Savage Javelin 14ft speedboat, with 1996 Yamaha 50hp 2 stroke outboard, on Sales trailer. All in excellent condition, motor recently serviced with new throttle cables and fuel line.
Bimini top with complete spare, ski tube, skis, ropes, life jackets, rod holders, boat has USB ports, recent battery, electrics rewired, fish finder.
Motor started every 3 months when not in use. Regretful sale but with the weather and Covid, not used enough in the last 2 years.
Located in Maroubra Sydney
$4700"

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 on: May 10, 2022, 12:53:44 AM 
Started by True blue - Last post by True blue
Up for sale again in 2022.

 9 
 on: May 05, 2022, 12:26:55 AM 
Started by MERCMAN - Last post by True blue
No 201.

Have numbered this one as No. 201 as the previous boat had already appeared in the list. Thanks Slowpoke for the heads up.

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 on: May 05, 2022, 12:04:32 AM 
Started by True blue - Last post by True blue
Hi Slowpoke,

thanks for the info. I had no idea that it was actually No 5 on the list that had been restored to a different colour. It looks great with the removable hardtop added. Is the hardtop custom made or were they available on some models when sold new?

Having the original motor restored and fitted gives it a fantastic classic look.

Yes, I agree. The Jav is still a good looking after all these years. It has a classic look that still makes it standout.
 
True Blue


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