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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: G3 Glasspar arrives in Melbourne on: November 27, 2018, 03:39:22 PM
G'day Dave and Neil,
I've been off the radar for quite sometime. Had a great holiday in NY in October, even visited Washington DC for the day! What a lovely place that is.

As for your G3, wow finally... she is with you, I bet you can't wait to rig her.  Do you have suitable boating areas for that hull down at the Island?

MERCMAN.
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Wanted / Re: Glastron Wanted on: September 05, 2018, 09:11:52 AM
Your V4 would be an unbelievable match on a Haines 17R. I would really love to find one of those hulls and have it professionally repaired and restored!
That would be a great ski and social boat.

MERCMAN.
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Wanted / Re: Glastron Wanted on: September 04, 2018, 06:05:05 AM
I'm going greater that you could ever imagine..   Grin

Now, what are you going to do with that rig may I ask? It certainly won't be a go fast boat like your other boats you currently have, that's for sure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3cEF5wfk0o
Gotta love the sound effects!

4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Wanted / Re: Glastron Wanted on: September 03, 2018, 10:24:55 AM
Hey Nigel,
If you find a Glastron 150 you have to put a V4 on it. (No, not a Super Strangler)

MERCMAN.
5  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.
6  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.
7  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

8  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.
9  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.
10  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.
11  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.
12  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
13  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.
14  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.

15  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.




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