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« on: June 02, 2014, 09:43:03 PM »

Hi Guys, seems my other post disappeared so here we go again.

I'm back in the restoration business again. After the Volero Dart I said I wouldn't do it again then I spotted The bellboy in a paddock. 15mins with the owner and $100 later. Here I go again.
She is pretty sound in the hull and gelcoat in ok condition. Floor gone so that saves me pulling it out. actually a quick grind on the inside and should be ready to rebuild. Better check the transom.... Trailer ok. Unfortunately someone has cut out the fibreglass seat boxes so if anyone can send me some dimensions and a good detailed pic that would be great.
This wont be a fast project and I expect work to get under way after xmas. Will keep u posted and pics a plenty.


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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 09:44:44 PM »

pic from aft


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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 08:30:06 AM »

Hi Darrell,
How have you been? Has your (leg?) injury healed 100 percent?
I love your cute Banshee, it would look real mean with my twin 850's clamped to the back. haha. I'm quite sure it will turn out fantastic, based on the wonderful result of your Volero. I'm guessing you have already checked out the site Fiberclassics for inspiration and ideas.

By the way, MERCMUM and I flew to London (via Dubai) in September last year. You won't believe it, Richard De Cresipgny was the Captain of our A380. We couldn't have been in safer hands. Have you had the opportunity read Richards book "QF32". It's a Stirling read indeed, a must for anyone remotely interested in aviation.
I wonder if Richard still owns the Formula boat called US Navy?

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, 09:06:27 PM »

Hi Mercman. yes leg all good and even hips now, both replaced 4 yrs ago. you were definately in safe hands with Richard he lives to fly (and to joy ride Sydney harbour in US Navy). You should have sent a message to the cockpit as he more than likely would have said hi.

New project was a real find. most of the internal is already ripped out so not too much dirty work to do.

Am also about to start a Deltray put put for a client. may have to start a new post and get this one seen as well. Think it is circa 67-68.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 11:18:34 PM »

Picked up the banshee today.  Was full of water and junk. Towed the 40 odd kms home no drama.  Placed in the work area where she will sit  while I finish a few other jobs around the house.  Time to ponder, plan and accumulate. Will post some detail pics of what I have to work with.  One thing for sureis tthey built them strong in the 50's.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 09:48:24 PM »

A couple  more pics  for the record. lots of work to do but I'm sure it will be worth it.
The good lady wife wasn't too happy with the purchase ( I'm sure they all the same) but she did mellow when I told her the name of the boat. Mrs K. Just as well as her name is Kristine. sealed the deal.....


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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 06:21:18 PM »

Hi Darrell,
The name and font siut the era of your boat as well. Win, Win!
I'm quite sure this vessel will turn out every bit as good as the Dart  http://board.net.au/yabbse/index.php?topic=396.msg2325#msg2325

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014, 10:01:36 AM »

Another question for the expert's.  Can i keep the original Rego no . which is just visible on the hull. NN44
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2014, 10:52:00 PM »

Had some luck today, Met a fellow Banshee fan and there may be some work coming up, He has one with a few spares I can use ie ORIGINAL steering wheel, windscreen trim Bellboy names and possible logo and the little sweetener pictured... Original steering wheel hub. Happy little camper today..


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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 09:32:25 AM »

Another question for the expert's.  Can i keep the original Rego no . which is just visible on the hull. NN44

I'd so NO.
Although you can oder "personal" rego numbers for your boat, the rule as I understand it (NSW only): no more than 6 letters and/or numbers PLUS "N" at the end. Thus totalling 7 figures maximum.

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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2015, 11:35:35 PM »

Hi guys.  Not alot of progress on the banshee yet but i have sourced a 69?  Model merc to push it along.  Seems it has been a fresh water motor and in reasonable condition.  Question.  Is a power tilt available for this model or can one be adapted to it.  Looking forward to collecting motor soon.  I'm in SA and it is in Vic.  Cheers


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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2015, 11:39:32 PM »

More motor pics


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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2015, 11:41:23 PM »

One more.  Any tips or info greatly appreciated.


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