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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: September 11, 2017, 01:30:17 PM
Thanks, never seen one in Whitworth's, but I suppose I haven't been looking for one - just need to pull the old one out. Next weekend.....

Will also check throttle cable and let you know.

Water based paint only dissolves if it's not dry!! Houses are painted with it! Probably about time I gave the old girl a spruce up though, esp seeing how immaculate Neil's SX2 is.

A
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: September 10, 2017, 08:56:55 PM
Is this  the sort of thing I'm looking for?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Multiflex-Boat-Outboard-Steering-Kit-18FT-5-49m-Cable-Suit-Teleflex-Ultraflex-/182006333091?hash=item2a606c3ea3:g:DL8AAOSwBt5ZN3ER

Or

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/15FT-Planetary-Gear-Outboard-Marine-Steering-Helm-With-Boat-Steering-Cable-Wheel-/282611658150?hash=item41ccf7ada6:g:D04AAOSwWxNYxhg7

I'm not fussed whether I have to replace the steering wheel, but just wondering whether I'm looking in the right  direction - I'll obviously pull it off boat and check more carefully before buying one.

Next item will be throttle cable - were they specific to 1970 starflites, or more generic?

Looking at another long term beach rental, so boat will get a lot more use. Might need a new coat of house paint, Neil!!

A
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: August 29, 2017, 10:11:00 PM
Thanks guys for your condolences.

She was a true "Scot" - independent, frugal, self reliant, not wasteful. I've been bought up the same.

The Hartley will get a new steering cable, but not new twins, or replacement motor/ boat.

I think that all of us on this forum appreciate things for what they are. We are like my Mum - frugal, independent, self reliant, not wasteful.

Let's keep it this way.

A
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: August 28, 2017, 09:02:39 PM
Neil. Which "Cooper's" are you addicted to? I'm all for their stout.

However, a few of them do minimise evening productivity!

I'll post some photos, in due course. Busy ATM - my mother just died ( albeit at 92 3/4), executing will, work, backcountry skiing, start of fly fishing season etc.

Looking fwd to having more time on  water with the Hartley next year. With inheritance, could probs buy a new boat, but keen to keep my current one . It's got style, and no pretence. That's what our family is all about.

A
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: August 26, 2017, 06:52:34 PM
My steering cable outer plastic cover has split, and the surrounding wire has rusted over a length of about 8", so it's probably time to replace it. Whilst the integrity of the underlying cable may be OK, I can only think of really bad outcomes if it failed.

Q's
Are steering cables specific to the engine brand, or were they more generic?
If specific to Evinrude, did the connection to the motor vary as it evolved, or might I find a more recent cable that fits?
Where do I try to source one ? Local dealer? Or do I have to search elsewhere?

Andrew A


6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Adjusting needle valves on 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115 on: May 05, 2017, 08:33:07 PM
Guys, we have a 5 bedroom 1890's weatherboard house which pretty well all needs repainting. Boat comes last.

A
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Adjusting needle valves on 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115 on: April 28, 2017, 07:15:06 PM
I know!

Was going to use the left overs from that which daughter #3 is using to paint her room - pale pink! It would go well with the olive green on the engine.

A
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Adjusting needle valves on 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115 on: April 15, 2017, 08:57:37 PM
Thx Mark,

Unfortunately jets were removed by daughter #2s BF, who repaired one of the carbies, so I'm not sure what the settings were.

Haven't experienced "sneezing" of it yet! So, I'm better just to adjust them all the same - close pin valve, then back off 7/8 turn, as stated, rather than doing as I did yesterday , running the engine on one cylinder only ( by unplugging leads) and trying to adjust the appropriate needle valve for that cylinder to idle appropriately?

Anyway, I'm pretty excited that it started up , having had the carbs off for 4 months!

Now boating needing some paint. It's never going to scrub up as well as Neil's, so I think I'll use house paint.....  Wink

A
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Adjusting needle valves on 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115 on: April 14, 2017, 01:40:54 PM
Managed to reattach carbies today and adjust the throttle and choke valves so they seem to close and open properly , but now need to adjust needle valves on each carburettor. Do I just close them all off gently, and then back off a turn and a bit, or do they need to be adjusted indivually, and, if the latter,  how do I then know when each is right. Also, do they need to be adjusted with the engine in neutral and also in gear. Starting her up today just with the muffs on  there was a lot is smoke, but that often seems to be case out of the water.

Any suggestions that will assist "dumb or dumber" getting it almost right would be appreciated.

A
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Protecting bits from rust with some sort of spray on paint. on: April 03, 2017, 10:59:33 PM
Haha - I just looked at this post of mine, and my immediate thought for a response was "keep your bits well lubricated"....going no further.

A
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Protecting bits from rust with some sort of spray on paint. on: April 03, 2017, 10:57:40 PM
So, given that daughter #2's ex BF was "looking at putting his tools in someone else's shed", as it were, I  now have my carbies  to reassemble by myself, apparently in good working order (according to him, as they were worked on before he was caught out  "looking for other people's sheds".

Before "he" went "looking for sheds", he made comment to me of some grey spray paint that he uses regularly as a marine mechanic to stop things rusting, and make them look OK on a motor. Does anyone here know what he was talking about? It was offered to me, but the "shed" issue arrived before I could act on it.

So glad I got my carby back 2 days before they broke up though!.....

A
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Boat id required on: February 05, 2017, 09:12:58 PM
Wow. Looks like a hoarder owns it! And even psychedelic paint job!

Probs need some more piccies for anyone to ID it, I suspect.

A
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Compliments of the Season on: December 24, 2016, 09:57:58 PM
Agree. Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas, and a New Year filled with "old boat/outboard" enthusiasm, and lots of Board postings...

I'm hoping daughter #2's marine mechanic BF might bring my carbs back tomorrow. He ran off with them last week, wanting to replace pins and do all sorts of stuff I didn't contemplate they night need.

A
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: Anniversary SX 2 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
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: Anniversary SX 2 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
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