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1  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: September 20, 2017, 12:48:54 PM
129 Qld.
2  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: September 20, 2017, 12:48:27 PM
128 Tasmania
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: September 20, 2017, 12:41:15 PM
127 in WA with I6 90hp Merc
4  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: September 20, 2017, 12:37:24 PM
126 in WA
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: What year and model is this? on: September 15, 2017, 12:18:33 PM
Yeah, I see the other EH now.

On further investigation, I found over a quarter of a million EH's were built from 1963 - 1965.

In 1964 my Dad had an EH Station Wagon 179ci with three on the tree, as a Company Car. Dad travelled over 100,000 miles in that car before the first set of spark plugs were changed. His second Company Car was a HK Station Wagon 161ci with three on the tree. I was driving his HK around the local streets when I was only 12 years of age. Dads third Company Car was a HQ Kingswood Station Wagon 202ci with traumatic transmission. Arr... those were the days.

MERCMAN.
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: What year and model is this? on: September 12, 2017, 03:25:08 PM
Outboard: 1970-72
Car: 1963-64.

MERCMAN.
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: September 11, 2017, 08:36:27 AM
AA,
Whitworths appear to have the same item. At least with Whitworths, you can take your entire assembly to them and they will determine if you actually need to purchase a full kit, or just a new cable itself. https://www.whitworths.com.au/main_itemdetail.asp?item=82356&search123=steering+&intAbsolutePage=1

Pretty much all steering wheels will fit the morse taper & key way on.

As for your throttle cable.. as with Merc and OMC, Throttle and Shift Cables are the same, but not between brands, nor electric shift, of course!
I have a reasonable selection of Merc and OMC Control Cables in stock. Let me know the length you are chasing and I'll check at this end for you.

I'd be using a water based paint. After all, you boat will be in the water. OMG.

MERCMAN.

8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: 1966 Evinrude Electric shift gearcase on: September 08, 2017, 05:56:54 AM
Thank you for your confirmation Mark.

MERCMAN.
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: 1966 Evinrude Electric shift gearcase on: September 04, 2017, 07:08:15 AM
Thanks for your expert comment Mark.

What about the Oil? Should Mike use a special Oil, as I suspect? I note that Mike mentions in his initial post in this thread: "type C" is that the correct one to use in an OMC Electric Box?

MERCMAN.


10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: 1966 Evinrude Electric shift gearcase on: September 02, 2017, 08:33:35 AM
Just hold off on that venture Mike.
The Board has two very good OMC nuts who should be able to assist you with the Electric Shift Box. One to them should chime into this thread soon. If not, I'll ring them for you.

Dieso' may be detrimental to rubber seals etc. Special OMC Electric Shift Oil will be called for to refill, I believe?


MERCMAN.
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: August 29, 2017, 10:14:14 AM
Hi Andrew,
We are all sorry to learn of the loss of your Mum. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. It's a real trying time, that's for sure.

On another note, simply re-power your beloved Hartley with 2 x brand new 75hp BRP (Evinrude) outboards. Provided your transom is good and strong, of course. Combined, these two gems will probably use a lot less juice that your old V4.
Make sure you have them fitted with hydraulic steering whilst they are being installed.

http://www.evinrude.com.au/Engines/75HP.aspx

MERCMAN.
 

 
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: queries re steering cables for 1970 Evinrude Starflite 115hp on: August 28, 2017, 07:35:45 AM
Hello Andrew,
It's a very wise idea to install a new steering cable. They come in different lengths of course, but otherwise they are pretty much generic.
This procedure is a rather simple change over. (two beers and it's done) Easier than a hip replacement! (well, not quite as much grease on everything as with the cable change over)
Make sure you have a few rags on hand, before you commence the surgery.

Simply unbolt/unscrew all the obvious bits on the steering assembly then drag out your original cable, lay it out straight, take a measurement of it's overall length and toddle down to your local Whitworth's store or ship chandlery. Better still, take your original cable with you in your "howdy" Watch out for all the greasy bits!

Better still, watch this video. Although, you may not have to remove the steering wheel and helm assembly unless it's on the way out as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ8UruO-_a0

I'm personally a big fan of hydraulic steering. A dream with high HP motors and multi rigs. The down side..it's more expensive and not really a project DIY for the layman to install.


MERCMAN. 
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: August 16, 2017, 09:21:13 AM
Hi Mike,
The Stiletto was a real head turner in it's day and it still is. It was pretty successful on the racing circuit as well. My friend Nigel, fellow boat racer and fellow board member can share some great pics and stories I'm quite sure. I'll give him a call shortly and ask him to post what he can.

MERCMAN. 
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: August 11, 2017, 10:10:26 AM
Hi Mike and welcome to The Board.
What an amazing and informative story you have written and what a great find you have there with the 1500. We have a number of Evinrude savvy members and I'm quite sure they will be more than willing to offer both advice and assistance to get your old 'rude running like a watch.

We are very lucky having the Son and Nephew of the founders of Swiftcraft as a member of our Board. Any photos of the factory, boats or printed matter you may have, would be great to see on our Forum.

As a side note, we also have Gillian (Electra) the Daughter of Tom Savage as a member of our Forum as well.

MERCMAN.
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: G'day Board on: August 10, 2017, 06:01:57 PM
Hi mate,
Great to hear from you.

The first Galaxy I ever saw was back in 1966 when the biggest Merc you could buy was 110hp.

That rig must have soild grunt with a V6 150hp bolted to the transom?
What pitch prop are you running?
From memory, the 1985 150hp V6 had the 2:1 gearbox ratio.

MERCMAN.

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