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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: January 10, 2018, 10:21:03 PM
Yes, boated last Sunday. QRan very smoothly and well initially , but after a while everything "slowed down", so we were only just able to get to planing speed. Speaking with Mark, I think it might be an issue with poor fuel supply to engine eg  fuel tank breather valve not working properly. The fuel line is new. Will fiddle with it next trip.

Won't be out again until,the end of January, and will post piccies then. Unfortunately this forum seems to require downsizing of piccies on a computer before posting, and I normally just use an iPad, so it's a bit more complicated to post piccies, but will do so after next trip. Mark did suggest I leave the cowl on the engine, and concentrate on painting the boat, which was a very nice way of saying I really shouldn't do anything mechanical! He can add to that if he wishes!

A
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 28, 2017, 06:13:42 PM
Nice to now be reunited with my boat, and to have met Mark S - he now has an intimate understanding about my ineptness with things mechanical!

Anyway, he tells me it's running smoothly; he's fixed a whole lot of stuff, including my throttle/gear changing woes, and even redid my bearings,  refitted my trailer brakes properly ( replaced my incorrectly sized and type of bolt), and adjusted the brakes so they work.

Given that I've not had anything done by a proper mechanic to the engine for 8yrs, the repair cost works out pretty cheaply averaged over the years.

Looking forward to getting on the water.
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 21, 2017, 07:40:46 PM
I'm v happy for the contact through this forum, and I hope that Mark has not felt any undue obligation re my motor - I'm just happy to have a contact who is honest, and happy to pay commercial rates for repairs.

Will sort out pick up some time next week, as there's no purpose trying to launch a boat down the peninsula in the next few weeks, due to proponderance  of  dickheads at boat ramp!

Looking fwd to posting some piccies.

A
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 20, 2017, 07:14:48 PM
Getting v excited to get boat back soon. Mark informs me she's now running v smoothly, which I presume means she's running like a new Honda 4 stroke! He's even been good enough to check my trailer bearings and tell me they're half buggered ( and replaced  them,  before the longish tow home), so I'm extremely grateful for all he's done. If it hadn't been for this forum, I might now be the owner of a brand new shiny boat and outboard, instead, I'm enjoying the quirkiness of an almost 50 yo old outfit! I'm sure my current rig  is way more fun!...maybe.

A
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 15, 2017, 05:53:19 PM
Yes, Guy, sad that I failed to install the thrust washer, however it took a few years for the prop to wear through the the gear box!

Re Bulk billing - you get what you pay for. Which is why I wanted to pay Daughter #2's  ex BF - but he refused. Prob why carbie doesn't work! Had email from Mark saying he's almost done, but wants to make sure it works before I pick it up(!!). I'd quite like him to do that! No idea what it's going to cost, but I'm happy that it's being repaired by someone who has a lot more idea than I. Memo to you guys - don't try DIY medicine!

A
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 14, 2017, 07:28:43 PM
My rig still residing at Korumburra with Mark S...

Lower carbies seem to have minimal fuel coming into them - that was the one daughter #2's ex BF had for a few months, and which I got back a week before they broke up.  Maybe he screwed me over too?!

I seem to have indirectly completely buggered the gear box when I replaced the prop a while ago.....I recall that it was difficult to get the prop nut to attach, as the shaft seemed a bit short, so there was a " washer" behind the prob that got removed. Sadly, this seems to be the thing that stops the prop wearing into the gearbox....which is why gearbox is rooted, but he seems to have found a replacement.

Hopefully up and running soon. I'm very grateful to Mark for taking on the project, and, whilst no doubt frustrating to have to work on an old motor like this, at the end of the day, I'm happy to pay.

I think I'll just stick to Medicine....and minor motor repairs! It does irritate me that I can get my head around how a human works, but not a 2 stroke engine. Seems incongruous!

A



7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: November 25, 2017, 07:21:54 PM
Well, you've done an amazing job.
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: November 25, 2017, 07:04:52 AM
What sort of paint have you used? It looks great. If my Starflite survives forthcoming repairs, it really needs a repainting too.

Andrew A
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 20, 2017, 06:22:58 PM
Didn't realise those flaps made little difference. The thing I did notice when fiddling with my engine was that neither the ?engine manifold flap, not the choke flaps open up anywhere near fully when the throttle is moved forward. No doubt Mark will have great joy in informing me that I've installed the carburettors upside down, or some similar major bit of stupidity on my part.

A
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 19, 2017, 07:58:14 PM
Dumped the boat outside Mark's joint thus arvo for a few weeks of "rehabilitation" . Korumburra must be a decent place, as no one nicked my  boat in the few hours it was outside his place, but I suppose this may also reflect negatively on my boat....

A
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 18, 2017, 10:03:30 PM
Got out on PPB today - beautiful boating day. Motor ran slightly better than last weekend, but still no “full throttle” - probably managed displacement hull speed at best, and then motor eventually conked out, and we had to ask for a tow in, which was v undignified.

Now going to chuck it to Mark S to resolve, as I just don’t have the skills. Irritatingly, from previous use, I know the motor can run really well, and, whilst I am toying with replacing it with a new one, I really would prefer to keep the old donk on the boat, as the era matches.

I’ll see what Mark can do...just need to deal with a 1.5 hr drive to him, and another 1.5hr drive home from there...

A
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 17, 2017, 06:47:21 PM
Makes sense - also explains why no revs when carby intake flaps were closed last weekend! Hopefully the new coat hanger wire connection allows a better boating experience tomorrow. Now, where do I find an original version of what was connecting the flaps at each end of the carburettors, coz I'm not sure coat hanger wire is going to last so well.....?
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 14, 2017, 08:06:35 PM
Ahhh. Missed that, Neil. Oops.

I can probably fiddle with the skids etc when painting it, and spend some time lying on my back in the ground, splattering paint on my face.

Will hopefully get out with this weekend, now that I've established that outboards need air to work, and then decide I don't want a new motor.

BTW, in terms of basic engine functions,  when the throttle is moved forward, and the air intake to the engine is consequentially increased, what is it that increases the rpm?

A
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 13, 2017, 10:02:46 PM
Yes, Neil, I realise this. Too hard to do

Boat painting  needs to be "resolved" on the trailer, so might end up painting on some dilute epoxy whilst on trailer, then "bogging" it up, sanding it back as best as I can do and painting, or just " dealing with" the deficiencies until non boating weather, and thinking about it then.

Have thought about painting her on the trailer, but something of a PITA, as the mudguards on the wheels prevent the boat tipping more that 1" to each side, thereby limiting access to the bottom of the hull.

I'm keen to get out on the water, even if paint ain't where I want it to be.

PS mentally toying  with the idea of replacing the 'rude with a modern engine, but would I be evicted from the forum?

A
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 12, 2017, 08:15:39 PM
Bummer re booze....

Started her up today on muffs, and all worked well. Wasn't really the best morning for boating, and we had other things to do, so didn't go out, but I'm happy that I've trouble shooted enough to have her running OK when next she gets used......until the next problem!

Needing some paint under the waterline, but more of an issue is the abrasion to the edges of the keel, which exposes raw wood, the keel itself being  protected by a brass strip. Do I repair these raw edges with  epoxy?

A
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