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 11 
 on: December 28, 2017, 06:13:42 PM 
Started by andrewallan - Last post by andrewallan
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.

 12 
 on: December 24, 2017, 08:21:32 AM 
Started by scottn - Last post by darrcoll
Doesn't look good. Looks like rollers have been the culprit.    Two options.  Quick repair on outside grind out reglass fill and fair and re gelcoat.  Or.  Extensive repair from inside.  Second option is the only way to be sure.  Good luck

 13 
 on: December 21, 2017, 07:40:46 PM 
Started by andrewallan - Last post by andrewallan
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

 14 
 on: December 21, 2017, 09:58:51 AM 
Started by andrewallan - Last post by MERCMAN
Another happy customer!

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

MERCMAN.


 15 
 on: December 20, 2017, 07:18:37 PM 
Started by yachty60 - Last post by yachty60
New perspex screen, looking forward to using the boat after all the work.

Mike g.

 16 
 on: December 20, 2017, 07:14:48 PM 
Started by andrewallan - Last post by andrewallan
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

 17 
 on: December 20, 2017, 07:13:53 PM 
Started by yachty60 - Last post by yachty60
We had a day at Tarwin Lower on the river,the engine ran beautifully apart from eating the fuel up more than i had hoped but still very happy.
I had a little bit of fish tailing the steering cable has a spring on port & starboard should it only have 1 spring? anybody know?.

Had to make a new windscreen the origanal one's visability was dangerous so more late nights in the shed.

Mike g

 18 
 on: December 18, 2017, 06:48:46 AM 
Started by andrewallan - Last post by MERCMAN
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.





 19 
 on: December 16, 2017, 10:57:49 AM 
Started by scottn - Last post by scottn
Hi,

I'm new to the board and seeking some advice with a hull repair to a Galaxy (circa 1970s) I picked up last summer and have used on the water a dozen times.

I belatedly discovered that it had some water in the hull which has found its way out through the bottom. Not 100% sure how the water got there - the lower drainage bolt was not very tight so might have been the culprit or perhaps there was already a hidden repair in the bottom. The water was there over winter.

Attached is a photo showing the bottom. The fibreglass has come away from the timber where it was resting on the rollers. I've also scrapped some of it back so it wasn't as obvious as this originally. The timber is wet but not rotten. It's filled half a bucket but has now slowed right down.

Should I cut through the floor to have a better look and accelerate the drying out?

The location of the problem area is a little astern of the seats (1-1.3m forward from the transom) and tapping on the floor it sounds reinforced in that area so I'm reluctant to open it up there.

Does anyone have a plan of the galaxy hull or an idea of what's below the floor?

Any other advice would be welcome.

I'm hoping that if (when) its dry and the timber is ok that I can patch up the bottom and get back out there.

The rest of the hull seems sound and in good condition for its age.

Thanks
Scott

 20 
 on: December 15, 2017, 05:53:19 PM 
Started by andrewallan - Last post by andrewallan
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

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