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« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2008, 07:13:09 PM »

Start drooling boys.The project is almost complete
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« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2008, 07:16:18 PM »

More Pix


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« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2008, 07:18:13 PM »

more drool


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« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2008, 07:19:52 PM »

much more


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« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2008, 07:21:51 PM »

please stop


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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2008, 07:26:51 PM »

I can't take any more.
A lot of hard work went into this.With special thanks to The Board and Mercman for making it possible.
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2008, 12:37:55 PM »

Hey John, what a beautiful result.
The finish on the deck, hull and deck hardware all look sensational.
I see the new power plant and stereo has been fitted as well.
Even complete with the signwriting of name and rego. I Can't quite see name clearly, is it "Strawberry Whine"?

The whole rig come up a million bucks thats for sure! You must be very happy with the outstanding result John?
 
Wow, two completely restored Australian Classic Runabouts revealed on The Board within one week, who would have thought?

We're all looking forward to seeing shots of her in action on the water.

I guess Oldenrude will be next with his Caribbean?

Looks like we may even end up with an unofficial SJ and Caribbean competition?

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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2008, 02:13:19 PM »

Strawberry Whine it is.Very happy with final result.Still have to get boat licence.
Mercman are you available for a test drive on Saturday 1st March?
Just a few issues with the boat.The original steering cable was shot so a new one was found which of course was not compatible with the old helm and steering wheel.Caribbean had to reach into the wallet again for a new helm and wheel.The wheel is just a cheapie while they try to figure out how to attach the old steering wheel to a new helm.Three weeks have gone past and no result so far.We are not reinventing the wheel here are we??Any clues appreciated.
       The new transom worked well and seems to have fixed all leaks below the floor.
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« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2008, 02:43:53 PM »

Hi John,
I will be more than happy to attend the relaunching of Strawberry Whine on Sat the 1st of March.
The earlier the better, like 7.00am at the ramp if possible? I bring my Camera too.

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« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2008, 07:45:33 PM »

Hello to all,
I guess a few of you guys have been wondering about the relaunch of Strawberry Whine last Saturday. Well, it went off without a hitch! John elected to bring her over my way so he could explore the Port Hacking River.
The weather wasn't quite as good as it could have been, it was blowing a fair Southerly at about 20 bastards.
We launched her at Yowie Bay ramp. The new Tohatsu fired into life without hesitation and we made our way down the Bay straight into the teeth of the Southerly. The Caribbean gave us a dry and surprising very smooth ride indeed.
The 50hp Tohatsu is a very good match with the hull. 
John, I'm sure she has turned out beyond your expectations, you and your family will enjoy hundreds of hours of fun in the coming years.
Thanks again for the honour of being one of your first guests!

Below is a shot of a very proud owner of an Australian Classic Runabout and a shot of Strawberry Whine on the Port Hacking River.

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« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2008, 07:50:35 PM »

Here is a shot showing off the tan colored carpet.
At first it kind of hits you, then after a few moments it grows on you real fast.
It is just the colour scheme that cars like Jags and Daimler's were trimmed in back in the 60's.
I love it. Kiss

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« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2008, 07:33:23 PM »

I have been rebuilding a caribbean catalina and have just discovered what it is it has a mercruiser 165 inboard stern drive. can you tell me what year it was built and where?
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« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2008, 10:01:32 AM »

Welcome to The Board Norma.
We have a few members that are very good at identifying the Caribbean range of boats from yesteryear. Perhaps you could post some pictures, that will help our members immensely.

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« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2008, 04:08:26 PM »

Norma, if you dont have a pic, does it look the same as the one at the start of this topic? probably about 1962 or 63 if it is, but others here will verify
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« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2008, 08:56:56 AM »

i am restoring a caribbean catalina. could anyone tell me when they were made. reply to normaglass@bigpond.com
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