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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Merc 150 Brown Band Electrical problem on: March 14, 2018, 09:54:49 AM
Thanks again Mark,

New rectifier solved all problems, had a fantastic day back on the water yesterday

Cheers Spritely
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Merc 150 Brown Band Electrical problem on: February 02, 2018, 03:24:41 PM
Thanks Mark,
Very helpful. Hope to test on the weekend.
Cheers
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Merc 150 Brown Band Electrical problem on: January 29, 2018, 11:04:06 AM
Thanks Mark,

If this is the case, Is this an easy repair?

Would this cause the tacho to start to fail after the motor had been running for an hour or so? Would the tach not appreciate the drop in voltage?

Cheers Spritely
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Merc 150 Brown Band Electrical problem on: January 27, 2018, 08:50:14 AM
Hi Team,

I had to remove the starter motor from my V6 150 Merc Brown band to fix a slipping clutch pack on the bendix gear. This was no problem, however I stupidly did not connect the Earth lead from the battery to the starter motor. When I attempted to start it i heard a small 'crack sound'. Will I have burnt out a low tension wire somewhere on the outboard or loom?

Once I reconnected the main earth strap to the starter the boat turned over well and ran fine, however the voltage gauge is running under 12 volts and I don't think it's charging now.

Went out for a quick Ski morning yesterday and after about 1 hour of running the tacho started to fail !!

Any suggestions please?
Cheers Spritely
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: G'day Board on: August 10, 2017, 11:08:21 PM
Hi Mercman,

I wish I still had the original 950 that was on the Galaxy originally, unfortunately there is only so much you can move north interstate. As you may remember I broke 2 115 Blueband cranks!! So that was the end of my 'Tower of power' days.

The 150 V6 is beautiful, quick and reliable. No longer uses oil injection, however per mix 2 stroke is no problem.

It is a little heavy on the back, however she gets up and goes well. From memory it's a 17 pitch prop. Can't tell you about the gear ratio, all I rember it was a new gear set when I purchased the unit from Don at Advantage Marine around 5 years ago.

It's still such a fun family Ski, Cruiser, fishing or blast boat.
Cheers Spritely
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / G'day Board on: August 09, 2017, 11:46:24 PM
Hi All,

haven't been active on the site for a while, however I have enjoyed catching up on a few posts this evening.

Thought I would add a photo of our 67  Caribbean Galaxy, including Grandson enjoying an afternoon on the Noosa river.
Still never seen another galaxy 'up here'.

Cheers Spritely
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Caribbean galaxy resto on: June 22, 2014, 08:54:52 AM
Hi Jason,

Your boat looks like a worthwhile project. It has a different upper deck to mine. Caribbean had a few different upper decks in the early days of the Galaxy. Does your boat still have the ID plate? If it is a Galaxy it should have the model prefix V 157. They were only built in 1966 & 67. Mine was built in Feb 67.

Cheers

Spritely
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Caribbean galaxy resto on: June 20, 2014, 06:21:09 PM
Hi Jason,

Welcome from me as well.

I have had my Galaxy for a number of years. its a great old Family boat for skiing and Fishing.

It now has a 150Hp Merc V6 Brown band on it. Really goes well and is very reliable.

Please let me know if I can help to you with your project. I have done lots on this boat.

Cheers
Spritely
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Vintage Caribbean on: October 30, 2013, 12:24:05 AM
Hi Wade,

Looks fantastic. Excellent choice of colour. If you know the hull ID number send me a PM. I may be able to assist you with manufacture date and model.

Cheers

Spritely
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Replacing my impeller ( ? Sp) on: March 23, 2013, 06:35:03 PM
Hi Andrew,

I believe you should replace the impeller once a season.

Once the water flow stops it's all too late.

Not hard to do if you are OK with the tools. Do you have a service manual?
You should also consider changing gear oil.

Cheers
Spritely
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Caribbean back to back seats on: January 09, 2013, 09:23:04 AM
More pics
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Caribbean back to back seats on: January 09, 2013, 09:21:21 AM
G'day larysumi,

You would be correct in reversing the colours, it would be more original to the Caribbean seats.

I have taken some pics for you. I assume you were talking about the chrome work mostly. I had all mine replated a couple of years ago. The only thing I cant fix is my original speedo, it is cracked and I can't get the chrome ring off to replate it. if you see one like mine on ebay perhaps you could send me a message.

Spritely
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Caribbean back to back seats on: January 07, 2013, 08:22:50 PM
Hi larysumi,

These are the seats in my Caribbean Galaxy 1967'

The originals were all white, however it was an option for the deluxe model to have 'two tone' seats.

The centre panels had a moulding that I could not duplicate. i think the red and white look great in a 60's boat.

Best of luck with your project.

Spritely
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Merc 150 Brown Band? on: December 05, 2012, 09:09:54 AM
G'day Guy,

I am moving away from my 115 Blueband. I am thinking of the V6 150 brown as an option.

How are they for reliability and performance?

Do you know of anyone who may want to buy a 1966, 95SS Silverband? its a long shaft unit. Was the original motor on my 1967 Caribbean Galaxy. It needs to go I need the space back.

Spritely
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Merc 150 Brown Band? on: December 02, 2012, 10:52:10 AM
Hi Guys,

I am concedering purchasing a 1984 V4 150 Brown band. Any thoughts or opinions about these motors greatly appreciated.

Yes its to power my Caribbean Galaxy.

Spritely
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