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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 15, 2017, 07:44:59 AM
As a non mechanic I think increased air is mixed with increased fuel in the carby resulting in a bigger bang making the piston go quicker and incrementally up go the revs .
Neil
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 14, 2017, 09:59:47 AM
 Invert , I was jokin!

Can you move the boat on the trailer and do sections at a time where accessible ?

As to a modern motor - well yes and no ,well No!
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 13, 2017, 03:55:33 PM
A the best way to epoxy the keel is to invert the boat  Grin
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 13, 2017, 10:34:18 AM
Epoxy is fine for the keel particularly if the first coat is  'runny' as it will be absorbed by the exposed timber .
Wood must be bone dry however !
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 12, 2017, 07:02:04 PM
A I remain un-piqued .  Grin
I have said as per your picket fence analogy that original wooden boats will not tolerate modern sealing paints as the integrity is in the specialized timber and they were coated in 'House Paint ' for looks.
E.G Huon pine -White beech etc.
Those timbers have to 'breathe ' . Look at all the colourful Mediterranean  fishing craft .
Modern (plywood ) should , particularly the edges as it sponges up water ,  be sealed .
This can be done with any type of paint these days however some seal much better than others although house paint is so chemically improved .

Whatever  ' Floats your Boat '  Wink

My signature - Hard 'a Starboard -is a metaphor for 'Do the Right Thing ' Grin

Re booze costs -we in NSW are having to pay 20c per can/bottle half going to charity and the other half refundable if you visit limited recycle depots and you get a voucher for Woolworths . Now I'm Piqued !
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: October 27, 2017, 04:06:15 PM
G'day Guy,
How stupid is society that we cannot run coal , wind, solar and nuclear in cogeneration ?
Coal is finite but efficient -wind and solar infinite but variable - nuclear safe and so efficient .
You can get a small nuclear reactor which will fit in to a shipping container that will power a town .
Take pollies out of politics and stuff the sooky boneheads that won't keep up with technology !

Now - back to wonderful boating and calm seas   Wink
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: October 26, 2017, 03:34:35 PM
Guy ,you should know being in South Australia that the greatest cost came from the electricity to make the 'rocks'  Grin
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: October 25, 2017, 05:26:43 PM
You're right A .The perfect boats sit there and are generally unloved .Trophies ?

I know you are not to  irked as you have a practical boat that is used.

Like the reverse snobbery comment . I find it very important personally .

Love my SX2 but very few see her , I am inhibited .
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: October 23, 2017, 05:41:23 PM
'Torna a Sorrento ' You all know it !
'Come back to Sorrento '

My 375 ml beer costs $1.50.
Glad to see it is all coming together A .
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: September 12, 2017, 04:46:31 PM
No expert on steering  A but the systems you referred to are the same . Depends on choice .

I installed the Multiflex in place of the 55 year old pulley system and what a difference. It doesn't come with a steering wheel (thank goodness).
You should be able to use the same wheel .
The important thing is cable length (see instructions)  as it comes in fixed lengths .

Still don't know what you current system is so as Mercman says you may only need new cable .

Send pics we love photos  Wink Smiley

As to House Paint . Gee you take me back a few years  Grin

Neil
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: August 30, 2017, 10:31:32 AM
Just on my way to visit my mum aged 95 .
A daughter of Scots . Ditto the comments.
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: August 29, 2017, 05:42:17 PM
Condolences on the loss of your mother A . I will always remember the lovely 'Board ' response to the loss of my dad.

As to Coopers ,on tap at the club and mid tinnies at home . Productivity ! What's that ? Grin

Subject steering -post pics as you said.

As Guy says you can save money on fuel with the new 'Rudes' but as you are not pretentious he and I will fork out about $15000 each and buy the twins  Cheesy Roll Eyes

Careful skiing and watch your flies !

Neil
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: August 28, 2017, 06:08:00 PM
Hi Lads
Nice bit of medical analogy Guy .
The Dangar Marine man I find fascinating and I recommended him to members some time ago . He also drinks Coopers like me -no he drinks less .
The system he is replacing on the video is not the pull push worm I had on SX 2 .
Don't know what your system is A but could be the same old plastic coated cable as mine was .
If so I suggest a Multiflex unit which is now on my boat . Mercman has driven  it !
 Dearer than just cable replace but worthwhile .
Hydraulic preferred but no value .

Neil
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Landcraft or on: May 21, 2017, 04:45:44 PM
She's hit the rock when it was covered with water as there is a patch port side stern .
Could be on the Thousand Islands stretch of water in the US although this is not one of the islands as they have to have at least two trees on each one .
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Australian Made Outboards / Re: Riptide Sportsman on: May 19, 2017, 10:26:05 AM
My condolences Spiro on the passing of your Dad .
That would be a fine tribute to his memory .

Neil
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