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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Board members YOUTUBE links / Interesting OMC history - Youtube link. on: June 13, 2018, 05:13:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBdLitpi2sU

Careful, some members may shed a tear!

MERCMAN.
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Mallard Outboard on: June 13, 2018, 04:51:04 PM
Hi all,
At the time of composing this Post, this very Thread has been viewed 2805 times!!!!

OK, can someone tell me why please? What's the attraction, I wonder?

MERCMAN.
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: JUST JAVELIN COUNT (Gallery only, one pic per boat. No banter here please) on: April 10, 2018, 06:33:30 AM
131 NSW

4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Facebook group for Aussie Classic Boats. on: February 16, 2018, 03:58:09 PM
mmm, I think you are on to something there Nigel, could be. I recon you may own every other remaining 1500XS (within Australia).


Those Jav's would suck to the surface like a sting ray to the sea bottom. No amount of trim or grunt will help them achieve a speed over 50mph. The reality is, the Jav's were a sporty looking mini barge which rode as if it had square wheels!!

As you well know, BB still hold the Australian record at over 87MPH with the same motor but with a far better hull.

I recall the max power for a Jav' was 100hp or may be 110hp. The only reason for this, was to able to haul out 3 x skiers on singles from a deep water start, certainly not outright speed of course!

MERCMAN.
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Facebook group for Aussie Classic Boats. on: February 15, 2018, 10:02:14 AM
Hello Anthony,
I had a look at Facebook.
 

Is that a genuine 1500XS on the Javelin?

MERCMAN.
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Savage boats on ebay / Re: Javelin good deal in Vic on: January 17, 2018, 09:33:11 AM
Thanks Neil,
I had a very good look on our Javelin list before I posted the pic, I'm quite confident this vessel a new "find".

130 Javelin hulls, who would have thought that many Javelins were built? I wonder what the total number of Savage branded hulls were "popped out" during all  those years of manufacture?

MERCMAN.
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Savage boats on ebay / Re: Javelin good deal in Vic on: January 15, 2018, 09:02:46 AM
Happy NY to you and Kerrie, Neil.
Thanks for your post, it was a good buy by someone. Wasn't me!

I've added the vessel to our Javelin count.

MERCMAN.
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: JUST JAVELIN COUNT (Gallery only, one pic per boat. No banter here please) on: January 15, 2018, 08:59:55 AM
130 Victoria
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: January 10, 2018, 10:43:13 AM
Happy New Year to all.

Andrew, did you manage to wet the bum of your boat since your last communication with us?
Any pics, we love pics?

MERCMAN.
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 21, 2017, 09:58:51 AM
Another happy customer!

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

MERCMAN.

11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 18, 2017, 06:48:46 AM
As for: ex BF, the poor guy probably had never see a carbie before, let alone work on one.. or two.

As for: DIY Medicine. That's what almost every house wife uses google for, isn't it? As everyone knows, Men don't need doctors!
 
MERCMAN.




12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 15, 2017, 07:40:35 AM
G'day Andrew, That's very sad that your Thrust Washer wasn't included, during the re-installation of your prop.

As for the fuel flow, my guess would be to investigate the integrity of the lines. Mark will no doubt check cholesterol levels and the inside diameter of the arteries feeding the carbies. No bulk billing with Mark either. 

Mark's a good man, I'm very sure he'll persist with the old girl....and your outboard.

MERCMAN.
 
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: What is this boat? (pic heavy) on: December 12, 2017, 05:35:26 AM
I'm with you.
Although, I believe you will find it's an Air Box, rather than an Air Filter. It's there to reduce induction noise.

MERCMAN.
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: What is this boat? (pic heavy) on: December 08, 2017, 09:01:40 AM
That's great news about the impeller.
Fuel filters were rare on a lot of motors in the good old days. I think they relied on simply cleaning out the bowl from time to time?

A quality "in line" plastic fuel filter will suffice. It can be easily mounted somewhere under the bonnet!

MERCMAN.
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: December 08, 2017, 08:55:42 AM
Outstanding results.
Now, what have you used on your trailer? Was a prime or rust converter necessary?

MERCMAN.
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