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 on: December 15, 2017, 01:03:14 PM 
Started by andrewallan - Last post by senojn
Regarding the dexterity of Australian doctors please see below !

 on: December 15, 2017, 07:40:35 AM 
Started by andrewallan - Last post by MERCMAN
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.


 on: December 14, 2017, 07:28:43 PM 
Started by andrewallan - Last post by andrewallan
My rig still residing at Korumburra with Mark S...

Lower carbies seem to have minimal fuel coming into them - that was the one daughter #2's ex BF had for a few months, and which I got back a week before they broke up.  Maybe he screwed me over too?!

I seem to have indirectly completely buggered the gear box when I replaced the prop a while ago.....I recall that it was difficult to get the prop nut to attach, as the shaft seemed a bit short, so there was a " washer" behind the prob that got removed. Sadly, this seems to be the thing that stops the prop wearing into the gearbox....which is why gearbox is rooted, but he seems to have found a replacement.

Hopefully up and running soon. I'm very grateful to Mark for taking on the project, and, whilst no doubt frustrating to have to work on an old motor like this, at the end of the day, I'm happy to pay.

I think I'll just stick to Medicine....and minor motor repairs! It does irritate me that I can get my head around how a human works, but not a 2 stroke engine. Seems incongruous!


 on: December 12, 2017, 02:50:01 PM 
Started by yachty60 - Last post by Juzzanaut
Hey Mercman

I gave it a light sand, 2 pac primer filler and then a 2 pac color.  The blue is actually vinyl wrap over the top.

It had all the original fittings on the boat.  And yes the SwiftCraft badge was rechecked along with all the other fitting.  Wasn’t cheap but came up a treat.

 on: December 12, 2017, 01:04:51 PM 
Started by yachty60 - Last post by yachty60
Hi Mercman
The Trailer i just hit the rust with a power wire wheel on a angle grinder not fun then rust converter then Wattyl single pack cold gal , wattyl primer then Hi Chem silver grey hamertone, not a lot of time spent but should do for a few years.

Juzzanaut, Nice job on your 1500, i am curious as to the paint you used and also the SwiftCraft emblem on the dash did you have it recromed? Again nice job. 

 on: December 12, 2017, 05:35:26 AM 
Started by AaronJ - Last post by MERCMAN
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.


 on: December 11, 2017, 09:12:57 PM 
Started by yachty60 - Last post by Juzzanaut
I’ve just about finished my restoration of my 1500.  It has a slightly modern take on the original as I could hardly find any photos when I started.  She’s come up pretty good for a 50 year old boat

 on: December 08, 2017, 09:49:51 PM 
Started by AaronJ - Last post by coupe59
Like the plate on the front of these carbs

 on: December 08, 2017, 09:42:53 PM 
Started by AaronJ - Last post by coupe59
Sorry Mercman,  I meant air filter on front of carbs not inline fuel filter (which it has 2 off)

 on: December 08, 2017, 09:01:40 AM 
Started by AaronJ - Last post by MERCMAN
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!


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