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 on: December 27, 2020, 11:39:19 PM 
Started by MERCMAN - Last post by True blue
174. Western Australia.

 on: December 27, 2020, 07:50:00 PM 
Started by True blue - Last post by True blue
Thanks Ken for all the info.

Yes, all the best for the new year. We could all do with a good one after the one we have just had.

 on: December 16, 2020, 11:44:04 AM 
Started by True blue - Last post by slowpoke
I believe that boat is a Larson All American 140/142 series,  from about '58-9 to '65.
That red stripe above the chine is typical indicator of Larson boats from that era.
The logo near the stern also looks to be Larson. Small photo, not much definition. White Mercs stopped I think in '64 when they all became black.
Larson had hard chines with a 'lapstrake' bottom which they promoted as "a million bubble ride".  :-)

Wish you all a safe boating season and a Merry Christmas

 on: December 14, 2020, 12:22:50 AM 
Started by MERCMAN - Last post by True blue
173. Vic, Coronet Bay. 1968. $4,800 on Gumtree.

 on: December 13, 2020, 11:37:08 PM 
Started by True blue - Last post by True blue

I don't know where that picture was taken. I found it on the web. Like you, I also couldn't pick the hull. It's a nice looking boat though, and nicely restored. That's what stood out when I saw the photo.


 on: December 04, 2020, 10:50:06 PM 
Started by MERCMAN - Last post by True blue
172. Western Australia

 on: December 04, 2020, 10:39:57 PM 
Started by MERCMAN - Last post by True blue
171. Adelaide SA.

 on: December 04, 2020, 07:02:57 PM 
Started by antman - Last post by antman
hi mate i did
hard to get rid of a boat with no engine
thanks for the kind words and support
i frankenmerced the frankenmerc
and yes the switch ..there is an outline on the plate of where it was and thats what the red wire was for
i wasnt going to bother but ill take your advise and track one down asap
and then the 65 should be  complete back to what it should be  even the power head color, silver not black

 on: December 04, 2020, 06:22:06 PM 
Started by antman - Last post by MERCMAN
Hi Antman,
Well, I must say.. I really thought you were going to give up at one stage!
That noise you can hear.. is me clapping, well done indeed.

However, you have omitted fitting one small safety device. It's called a Mercury switch, of all things. It interrupts the ignition should you hit an obstacle at speed. It should be mounted diagonally on the side of the Exhaust Chest. I strongly suggest make sure it is fitted and wired correctly.

Trusting your sea trial is successful.


 on: December 02, 2020, 10:17:17 PM 
Started by antman - Last post by antman
compression test all done .even on all 4  ( 90 psi useing a auto tester with a rubber hose so i think maybe 100-110 with a mercury close fitting one the mechanic had ..... .. cleaned everthing and reassembled .ended up installing my switchbox, rectfier and dissy,used the new rewired stator and flywheel belonging to this powerhead ..i used my stater motor and solinoid  .2 x gaskets from the usa.powerhead to exhaust and exhaust to mid section
new impeller  carbies cleaned ..cranked timed and linked and sinked .fuel connected  started  ..idles revs pumps a s---load of water out telltail
hopefully it does what its supposed to do on the water

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