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« on: December 18, 2016, 10:13:40 AM »

Hi to all , I was hoping someone could help me with some specifications for my Savage Electra ? I wish to know the maximum recommended load capacity and also how many adults I can have on board, she has back to back seats, and is 4.7 meters long and power is through a 115 Mercury blue band inline 6 cylinder . I would also like to know what year she is , serial # 55L720 . Any help with this would be appreciated as I am hoping to get her registered within the next few weeks and need these, cheers Brett
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 08:13:32 AM »

G'day Brett and welcome to The Board.
We have a member Mark who has all the info you require on your Electra. As for the year model, I can tell you the year of your 115hp Merc if you send a photo.
That should give you a fairly accurate idea on the year of your boat.  There are numerous was to do this. You can post the pic here, send me a PM (personal message) or send it to me by email or SMS. Let me know what your choice is and we'll take it from there.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 12:29:26 PM »

Thank you Mercman , the motor didn't come with the hull but I will still send you a picture via e-mail if you don't mind dating it for me , Cheers Brett
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 05:13:09 PM »

Hi Brett,

The Electra was built from 1969 to 1985. I don't have any details to identify the build year by the Serial number. As Mercman says you can usually date it by the original engine. If it was registered in Victoria, if you post the original number, that should also help also.

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 06:40:29 AM »

Wow Mark,
I didn't realise that the Electra was in production until 1985. I suppose the gob smacking performance of the 16R and 17R Haines was the demise of the popularity of the Electra in the 80's?

In saying that, the Electra is a great family boat having classic lines.

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 09:44:22 AM »

As far as I know the last time it was registered was in NSW , BT248N , with the length being 4.78 m. Going on what I have been reading on the government site's it is capable of carrying 5 adults , so assuming the 75 kg for each person and the 15 kg each carry on that the max  load would be 450 kg as long as I have seating for five . Still trying to work out how to put some pics on here. Thank you for the feedback
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 01:37:01 PM »

My Electra


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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 03:04:05 PM »

Please date if possible


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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2016, 06:37:45 PM »

Hi Brett,
Almost every year, Mercury changed their outboards in same way, even if it was simply cosmetically. However, there were rare occasions when Mercury's entire range remained unchanged over two years. The year model of your 1150 was in fact in production during 1976 and 1977, (mainly because of the release of their revolutionary 175hp V6.
The actual year of production of your motor may be identified by serial number.

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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2016, 07:05:12 PM »

Serial number is 8047392 , hope you're able to help out , as I will try to register boat under engine year , I have been told boat is mid seventies  , cheers for you're help
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2017, 02:02:41 PM »

Your serial number appears to align with US build 4734318 and up
1976 begin with 4310785
1977 begin with 4567952
1978 begin with 4855153

Looks to be 1977

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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 03:55:27 PM »

Gary,
I believe they are USA serial numbers.
Bretts' motor would have been assembled at Dandenong. Mark, do you have anything literature listing Aussie serial numbers for Mercs?

 
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2017, 07:33:21 PM »

Hi Mercman,

I realise that the numbers I quoted are US build.  The first one (4734318 and up) matches up with the same serial number grouping for Australian build and Canadian build as follows:
Serial Group #19
United States.......4734318 and up
Australia...............8047300 and up
Canada................7105197 and up

8047392 fits this group, so assumed to be 1977 as US build 4734318 is 1977

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2017, 12:33:22 PM »

Thank you all again for your help , I will now use this to register my boat . I do have another question... when reverse is selected , without engine running , is it normal to be able to turn the prop in one direction and not the other
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2017, 01:22:10 PM »

Reverse gear should never be selected without the motor running OR with the motor switched off, turning the prop by hand and at the same time selecting Reverse gear.

In the case of your model motor, the gear box is still in forward gear, despite the position of the control box lever. Something is possibly bent or horribly out of adjustment.
Tell me what's occurred up until now, so I can start to help you.
eg, has someone removed and replaced the gear box recently or fooled around with cable adjustment perhaps? Does the prop turn freely when the control box lever is in the neutral position?

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