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Title: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 14, 2016, 07:34:56 PM
Proud to announce my 10 yrs as a 'Board ' member . 15/7/06 .
I express my gratitude to David , Guy , all the 'Gods' and participants. To celebrate I attach current pics of SX 2 .
Almost back in the water  ;)


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 14, 2016, 07:56:12 PM
Bastille has interfered ?


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 14, 2016, 08:03:39 PM
Another photo


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 16, 2016, 08:26:12 AM
I must say that I had no feeling of foreboding with my reference to Bastille Day .
What a tragedy !  :(

As it was prior to I was celebrating the French and annoyed that my other pics would not upload .
Have tried again but in vain .
Cheers

Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: Collector Inspector on July 17, 2016, 06:19:50 PM
10 years

And how many projects remain aye?

Well Done!

BnC


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: MERCMAN on July 18, 2016, 07:38:27 PM
Hi Neil, I responded to your Thread early this morning, now it's disappeared! mmm Gremlins...

Congratulations on your 10 years on The Board. Without your input, The Board certainly wouldn't be what it is today.
SX 2 is looking like she is almost ready for her re-launch. I hope I'm back from our holiday before the big splash.
Please be sure to say Hi to Kerri from MERCMUM and me.


MERCMAN.


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 20, 2016, 01:31:59 PM
Thanks Guy
Still need to wire the new instruments and prefer to give her another coat of paint and varnish when the weather is suitable .

Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 20, 2016, 01:37:14 PM
Thank you Bruce
Slowing down projects now having sold all but two of my boats and sold eight inboard putt putt motors .
Have a stack of non mechanical marine bits .Copper,brass fittings and anchors which I will polish and put in my museum .

Cheers


Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: oldenrude on July 22, 2016, 06:31:01 AM
Congrats on the 10 years Neil.
 I just checked my profile and I'll be 10 years in December. Time flies.
 SX2 is looking great, how long since she has been in the water?

Michael



Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: MERCMAN on July 22, 2016, 07:56:31 AM
Hi Michael,
Now you have me thinking... I've just checked my profile. Bugger me, my 10 years as a member of The Board is today!

Well, I'll have to make sure the fridge is well stocked for tonight.  Dave, Neil, Michael & Nigel, you guys have all seen my Bar, come on over!    ;D

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 22, 2016, 11:36:06 AM
Thank you Michael .
Too long since she's been in the water but worth the wait.
Fortunately still had many other projects.
Kind regards to Ron .

Cheers
Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 22, 2016, 11:45:48 AM
Geez Guy and congratulations to you. Couldn't have done without you !
Just packing now and coming to celebrate with you  ;D ;)
Bringing my own glass given to me by staff at a 'ammersmiff' pub in London last year .
The detail is in the drinking  :D


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 22, 2016, 11:47:52 AM
They don't serve a pint like this at Revesby Workers  :(

Cheers

Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 22, 2016, 11:50:08 AM
When do you leave on your exotic excursion ?

Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: MERCMAN on July 22, 2016, 02:21:05 PM
Neil, PM sent.
As for the drink, 5:00pm can't come soon enough.

Michael, how is Ron, very well we trust. Please give our love to the new Bride!

MERCMAN.







Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: Mark S on July 22, 2016, 03:55:29 PM
Congratulations Guy & Neil, Michael later this year.
Just checked my profile, 10 years was May 28.

Here's me celebrating

Mark S.


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: AusF233 on July 22, 2016, 03:58:44 PM
Congratulations Neil, I cannot think of anyone else I know that has achieved such a milestone. Says a lot for "The Board" and wonderful members. Well done!

SX 2 is looking great, so well done to you there also!

PS: Have recently added a little 1920's Evinrude DD Inboard (4.5hp twin cylinder) to the collection. Will shoot you some photos soon aye.

Regards,
Spiro


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: AusF233 on July 22, 2016, 04:00:59 PM
Congratulations Guy & Neil, Michael later this year.
Just checked my profile, 10 years was May 28.

Here's me celebrating

Mark S.

Congrats to you also Mark, (and to you also Guy)

The pic says it all aye. Now I know why there's never anyone at the shop when I call in.  :D

Regards,
Spiro



Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 22, 2016, 05:19:43 PM
Yes , well done Mark .
I knew you had passed that milestone and should have made personal mention in my opening post .
You ,like Guy, are imperative to the group .

Would love your beer but my glass is prettier  ;D

Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 22, 2016, 05:37:07 PM
Lads  !
Remiss of me !
Special acknowledgment to David -the Chairman -the Chair .Our initiator and Patron .

Don't know when your ten was up David as you started with a family site and it grew .

Axiomatically  ;)  CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS .

Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 22, 2016, 05:42:16 PM
Thanks also Spiro .
Love your work .
Are you going to try another inboard ? The Stuart-Turner was magnificent .

Cheers

Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: MERCMAN on July 22, 2016, 08:13:07 PM
Thanks for all your very kind words boys.

Mark, who is the cute bird in the back ground?

Neil, Our beloved Chair commenced on The Board on 22/08/2003. (the old tart)

MERCMAN.





Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: andrewallan on July 22, 2016, 09:46:17 PM
SX is looking good N. Can't wait for a photo on the H2O.

Nothing to report boat wise from my joint....sadly.

A


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: oldenrude on July 23, 2016, 02:48:06 PM
Neil & Guy Ron is well, I will pass on your regards.
Michelle & I spent last night out on our Savage Lancer and we had a few to celebrate your 10 year milestones.
29 degrees here today, I don't know where winter went.

Michael



Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on July 23, 2016, 07:04:25 PM
Thanks Michael ,
Winter is still coming . 25 in Sydney yesterday  8)
In UK this time last year Max 17 -Windy-Rain -Summer ?

Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: MERCMAN on July 26, 2016, 10:02:44 AM
Neil & Guy Ron is well, I will pass on your regards.
Michelle & I spent last night out on our Savage Lancer and we had a few to celebrate your 10 year milestones.
29 degrees here today, I don't know where winter went.

Michael



Geez Oldenrude, 29 degrees... On Sunday 26/07, I went into the Deua National Park for a big 4x4 bash with a heap of mates and 7 other vehicles. All of the vehicles were telling us it was minus 4 at Braidwood at 6:00am. One of the guys on our trip was walking around with no more than shorts, t shirt and a light sleeveless vest, the entire day!
A total distance of 96kms in Low Range was covered. Spectacular scenery on the Great Divide. We exited the Park at Snowball, which is not too far from Cooma at 5:30pm.

MERCMAN.



Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: Chair on August 15, 2016, 10:41:41 AM
Congrats Neil. I'm itching to get back into it, with 3 houses to renovate, I wonder how I ever had time to renovate boats. And 10 years says we're not getting any younger. You've always been a fantastic member of our board.
Chairman of the Board


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on November 14, 2016, 04:21:19 PM
Current photos of SX 2 not under the boat port taken today.
Launching this month so will have on water pics later.
Still sorting out fuel line problems and have to connect instruments and nav. lights .

Cheers
Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
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Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: MERCMAN on November 15, 2016, 04:08:34 PM
Wow, she certainly looks the part Neil. It won't be too long now.

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: andrewallan on November 16, 2016, 08:51:16 PM
Looking very beautiful.

A


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on November 17, 2016, 05:46:54 PM
Thanks Lads
You might notice the SX 2 in white and the N in chrome to make a name distinction so it depends on the angle as to wether the authorities will allow it  :) :-X


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: andrewallan on November 17, 2016, 07:35:10 PM
Neil, you've oft corrected my English usage in my early days on this forum.

I ink you'll find that "whether" is correct spelling.

"Whether the wether will cope with the weather, or whether the wether will be fine"

Unlike "she sews, I sow, be both s.w"

Sorry.

A


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on November 18, 2016, 09:58:20 AM
A
I 'Ink you are correct . My apologies !
Now I  don't know if it came from my years with Sheep and Wool , whether I was under the weather or whether it was a typo like ink. ;D

Chairs
Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: andrewallan on November 22, 2016, 07:59:24 PM
Bloody iPads - dropping the "th" on "ink". Erk.

So , when's the launch? Sx2 is looking stupendous (you've obviously used good quality house pain on her!), and I'm just waiting in anticipation of a video link of twins firing up, and off she goes....and then some piccies of her being used in "relaxation mode" - ie boat camping/ fishing etc.

Whilst is might surprise you, I'm actually quite serious. I think she's a very beautiful boat, and worthy of all this.

I was doing some internet foraging tonight, and decided that my "ultimate boat" is a Dorsett Catalina - I note that Yoechemin has one, along with an old Evinrude, and has been quiet of late, so I have tried to wake him up.

A



Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on November 23, 2016, 10:25:40 AM
I have the advantage of desk top keyboard so have no excuses .

I know you're serious A and appreciate my work . You will be the first (I promise ) to get 'on water ' photos.

Mercman is planning to help launch soon on a weekday as setting up on a weekend would be horrendous .
Trouble with weekdays is getting assistance , 42 year old twin sons for example . Had daughter's BF lined up when the latest pics were taking but they broke up the night before  :o

I've mentioned on the Board before that SX 2 looks most like the Catalina . Four feet longer though .


Being timber and built down the road in 1961 I suspect she is American design of the late fifties as they were transitioning to fibreglass .The time lag. Hence SX 2 having glass hand laid below the waterline .

Would be good to hear from Yoechemin .

Kind regards

Neil





Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on November 28, 2016, 04:34:56 PM
At last with the valued assistance of Guy  ,my wife and daughter we were able to launch SX2 this morning on the high tide and in an extremely busy area normally , early Monday was beautiful .
Anything was anticipated but fears were allayed !
Looks good ran well  :)
To all ,so many thanks for following her history.

Cheers
Neil



Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on November 28, 2016, 04:36:02 PM
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Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: andrewallan on November 28, 2016, 07:09:27 PM
Fantastic. A project afloat ( one that I didn't foresee happening, but she's a really beautiful boat - great paint job too).

Thinking back on my first 4WD, and presuming the anxiety you will have had with launch and retrieve, I hope you put a big scratch up the side of SX2 .....it will make the next launch and retrieve easier, and you'll enjoy her more....as my "second"  4WD trip was so much easier after I dinged it on a tree on the first trip.

A


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: AusF233 on November 30, 2016, 08:09:15 AM
Congratulations Neil,

SX2 is looking great. Many years of enjoyment and 'new' fond memories to come.

Regards,


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: MERCMAN on November 30, 2016, 02:01:44 PM
Hi Neil,,
Here is a rough youtube video on how to lift your idle speed. Don't bother yanking on the spark advance lever, like this joker did. Simply turn the screw until a more suitable idle speed is reached. Perhaps wire up tacho's first, or do it by ear, it's up to you.
As a suggestion, you might want to try running on 98 RON fuel before to touch anything. The fuels that were around when you last boated with those motors was a higher octane rating... we are all lead to believe these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eel_aBqnId4

MERCMAN.



Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on November 30, 2016, 04:21:01 PM
G'day Guy
I'll give it a squiz and consult my full manual .
As to tachos I only bought one in the set of instruments I purchased from the States thinking ? one would tell me what the other was doing on throttle setting  :-[
As I have built a new console I will have to buy and figure a 2nd one .Plenty of time ;)
Using 98 now on everything  . We were lead to believe but now we are unleaded  :)

Re videos -  Kerrie tried sending yesterday and today . She thinks one went through but the others keeps saying oversized . Also tried desktop but to no avail .

On a public note- again Thank You for your invaluable support .

Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on November 30, 2016, 07:47:40 PM
By the way the guy on the ramp jetty didn't move his boat ,much as he admired ours ,he just could just not believe it was a towable craft and we met there to buy/sell .

How did you cross Henry Lawson Drive in that traffic ?

Just bought another tacho ,pick up Menai . More fun as the Doctor was asking what's next  ;)

Neil




Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: MERCMAN on December 01, 2016, 09:41:51 AM
All good.
As for Kerrie's videos, perhaps your daughter or grandchildren can email them to me from Kerrie's phone?

Henry Lawson Dr...A big white twin turbo V8 diesel Landcruiser doesn't have any problems with city traffic, nor most off road conditions. She's really quick off the mark as well, having more power and torque than a 351 Falcon.
She is also real good at bluffing.

Perhaps it may have been quicker for you if you turned left and then did a U-ie at the entrance of the sub-station and then came back down the hill for an easy left hand turn into The River Rd?
Or as possibly the best option, weasel your way home from the south end of Picnic Point Rd?

Imagine trying to negotiate that intersection on a sunny weekend. You would have to wait in the queue for ages, before you even made it to the intersection.

MERCMAN.



Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on December 01, 2016, 06:02:30 PM
Bluffing is the operative word at that intersection .

It is a lovely natural  area but  that turn is extremely hazardous .
A . was asking about the spot but if you Google Earth Georges River National Park   you can see what a  hazard it is in peak , or any time to go straight through River Road  .

I did the long way left to get there from home and the long way the other way (left again ) from the park to get back  .
!0/15 minutes and avoid tragedy .

Still tracking the video trail with family .
 Thanks.


Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: andrewallan on December 06, 2016, 07:00:31 PM
When's the next outing?

Neil, is this a boat that you used to use, and then decided to restore, or is it a restoration project that you purchased and have now eventually finished?

I think the best outings I've had in my boat have been when we've been boat camping - and sleeping in the boat.
Thinking of which, I still need to modify my front hatch like yours!

A


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on December 07, 2016, 09:03:12 AM
 Hi AT
Next outing will be during school holidays (not weekends) when I have the assistance of grandchildren to assist my children . Just cruise the Georges River .There is a lot to see and plenty of bush .
Mostly speed restricted .
Used to use . Purchased as second owner .Original lived waterfront Sydney so was slipped as well as trailered.
He owned a large paint manufacturing business including house paint and boat paint/varnish so was well maintained  ;)
I stored it outside at Sussex Inlet for many years and as she is over three metres high on the trailer there was no suitable undercover  protection in town .
Suddenly found rot in the stem and transom so rebuilt  the lot from scratch learning as I went . As I progressed I wanted more/better and as I've worked on five other boats (plus many other projects) it took some time  ;D
Surprisingly not so much money . Just satisfaction .

Biggest problem is to launch and retrieve as a Septuagenarian .

When ready I will send more photos of the hatch set up and an explanation .
Build the frame below deck and add a swinging arm (lever and pulleys )

Cheers

Neil
Neil


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: andrewallan on December 07, 2016, 09:41:28 AM
It's surprising how high boats are on trailers - even mine is 2.5m, as it only fits under our roller door by a cm or so, and I have to drop the front wheel of the trailer (whatever it's called) as low as it goes when I winch her in - unfortunately I didn't do this the other day, and managed to catch the windscreen on the roller door, and pull it off, along with the wood that it attaches to on the cabin roof. Its amazing how well epoxy works to get it all back together again!

A


Title: Re: Anniversary SX 2
Post by: senojn on December 07, 2016, 02:54:36 PM
Jockey is the word.
Don't know how I would have done without epoxies !
Many boats went to the grave that I could have saved if I had and  known about them and their cousins.