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Iangb
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2010, 07:29:12 PM »

Back in the early 60's there was a Melbourne FG boat builder producing hulls awfully like that. That model was called 'Blue Wings'.
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2010, 08:30:25 PM »

Now that's just teasing Ian. Google hits a big fat zero for me.

Do you have anything else to go on that might help find a hit?
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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2010, 09:39:47 PM »

Now that's just teasing Ian. Google hits a big fat zero for me.

Do you have anything else to go on that might help find a hit?

I wish.........my Google agrees with yours. My dad had one late '50's /'60. His had a white hull and blue deck........with that same strange sheerline aft. For the life of me I can't remember the builders name but.
I can tell you it wasn't a large outfit..........two moulds only, and the buyer did his own fit-out.
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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010, 08:44:32 AM »

So close yet so far!

I already figured it had to be a low production number boat, otherwise it would not be so hard to find something.

Hopefully someone else here will recall something.

Surprisingly, mine originally had the same paint scheme (blue/white). The deck was a light sky blue and white hull.

Any chance you guys have a photo hidden somewhere? Would be great to see if it's the same thing (little own if it was by some freakish coincidence that same boat).

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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2010, 01:35:34 PM »

Update:

Tried the Victorian Public Records Office.... No luck.
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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2010, 07:41:20 AM »

Morning gang,

With quite a few new members lately, I wanted to bring this post back up to the top to see if anyone had ANY kind of additional info on my boat.

Nearing the last chance to come up with a faithful restoration target, before I go more custom and my beloved (but some of you loathed  Grin) stripes get laid down in paint...

Aaron.
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2010, 09:27:57 AM »

Maybe have a look on http://www.fiberglassics.com, and post a piccy there.
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2010, 10:06:42 AM »

Yep, did that when I first started asking around 12 mopnths ago. No luck.
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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2017, 04:55:21 PM »

Hi Aaron,

I'm not going to be very helpful but I have the same type of boat!! 

I also don't know what it is and have no history. It has the same steering system. 

Mine is a bit different as it has a central rib between the back to back seats.

I only just purchased my boat in Melbourne.  It is a bit rough but it floats and runs.  Currently cleaning it up with the view to repaint next year.

Cheers,
Anthony


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« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2017, 04:56:53 PM »

from the back


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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2017, 04:57:54 PM »

Cockpit


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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2017, 04:58:53 PM »

Mcculloch Flying Scott 75hp


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« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2017, 05:50:44 AM »

Hi Anthony,
Welcome to The Board. Yes, your boat appears to be the same as Aarons. Perhaps you guys can start a Club? Somewhere in The Board, I posted some pics of yet another one of those boats which I came across in the Southern suburbs of Sydney (no motor) about two years ago. No, it wasn't yours.

Anyway, I have a very good friend who use to race one of those McCullochs on a 12 ft Haines in the mid 1960's. Believe it or not, this friend who I met in 1973 is now 71 years old and still racing boats. He has a collection of over 70 outboards. I'm very confident he can steer you in the right direction when you are in need of parts. Your water pump impeller is the first thing which should be changed, before you launch her.

Let me know if I can assist.

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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2017, 09:00:51 PM »

Thanks Mercman.

Yes I have seen the picture of the other boat in Sydney.  It is a real mystery that there are three boats and don't know what they are!!

Thanks for the offer of help with the motor. 

Luckily the impeller was changed in the last 12 months by the previous owner (I have the old one in the box of parts) and what looks like a new spare as well. 

My boat had been used up until 18 months ago at Lake Eildon so it is in reasonable condition.

One thing that concerns me is there is no filter system on the front of the carbys.  I'm thinking that would not be good for the engine.  I'm trying to find the correct air filter for the three carbs.  See photo attached



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« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 09:01:40 AM »

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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