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 91 
 on: February 19, 2018, 09:40:47 PM 
Started by coupe59 - Last post by the tin man
Hi Nigel,
well i understand how you would consider what four lined up may look like, Um three is very impressive.
I have just added a 1975 1500 long shaft to my collection and have them side by side for comparison.
Sounds awesome and loud - cant wait to give it a run ......
I shall be consulting you as things progress, if I may.
cheers Tom

 92 
 on: February 19, 2018, 08:04:23 AM 
Started by senojn - Last post by senojn
 Another Javelin on ebay via Facebook https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fiberglass-classic-boat-Tinny-Runabout-14ft/122973597724?hash=item1ca1cc301c:g:ruEAAOSw-v5aiMsq . One more for the list ?

Neil

 93 
 on: February 18, 2018, 07:20:02 AM 
Started by coupe59 - Last post by Old racer
Sorry Tin Man,
       My mistake, you sure bought a nice motor, bit sorry I passed on it, but I've already got three, and how many xs Mercs does a man need, probably four!
           Good luck with your project, and remember, 'if in doubt, trim it out.'   Nigel.

 94 
 on: February 17, 2018, 08:36:32 AM 
Started by coupe59 - Last post by the tin man
I don't think that the 1500xs is genuine as the cowl is not fluted....It's definitely not the the one from Brisbane Old Racer because it was MEEEEEE!
Apologies everyone I don't post because I have no progress to report, but now that my motor is finished! I am motivated to work on boat.
I am glad you liked it Old Racer and that you met up. I told Graeme he would like this site but he said internet too challenging.
I see he still has 2.5 liter for sale if anyone wants to go really fast
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/albion/boat-accessories-parts/mercury-2-5-l-high-performance-outboard/1132302670
He is great contact as has been in the industry - also has a powercat with twin 750's(not for sale)
I promise I will take care of this beauty
I plan to put it on the caribbean - yes I know way too much for little boat -but what could go wrong!  Cool

 95 
 on: February 16, 2018, 03:58:09 PM 
Started by coupe59 - Last post by MERCMAN
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.

 96 
 on: February 16, 2018, 03:29:08 PM 
Started by coupe59 - Last post by Old racer
Hi Guy,
    I think the Xs is the one that was for sale in Brisbane on Gumtree, I had a look at it, genuine J block, nicely rebuilt, brand new trim. I hope the new owner goes a bit light on the go peddle, don't think the Javelin was designed for that sort of horsepower, but I'm sure he has it all in hand.

 97 
 on: February 15, 2018, 08:28:22 PM 
Started by coupe59 - Last post by darrcoll
Always good to compare notes. I have a bellboy banshee page on fb and it gets a bit of traffic. Still check this site for valuable information and good gossip.

 98 
 on: February 15, 2018, 10:02:14 AM 
Started by coupe59 - Last post by MERCMAN
Hello Anthony,
I had a look at Facebook.
 

Is that a genuine 1500XS on the Javelin?

MERCMAN.

 99 
 on: February 13, 2018, 01:18:17 PM 
Started by coupe59 - Last post by senojn
Thank you Anthony .
It looks very promising .
I shall add my 22ft Nock and Kirby's 1961 Express Cruiser soon !
Neil

 100 
 on: February 12, 2018, 08:15:16 PM 
Started by coupe59 - Last post by coupe59
Hi Everyone,

In case anyone is interested I have discovered a Facebook page for Aussie Classic boats. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1713577928952179/

Hopefully it will grow to be a bit more active than this forum of late!

Cheers,
Anthony

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