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by screwit
01 May 2020, 21:43
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 50601

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Good working conditions !
Well now you will need to do a road trip for timber.
by screwit
25 Mar 2020, 20:16
Forum: Main Room
Topic: RECREATION OF CLASSIC NZ HYDROPLANE
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: RECREATION OF CLASSIC NZ HYDROPLANE

What a great repodution.
Love to hear it on the water .
by screwit
16 Mar 2020, 16:55
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Invader
Replies: 114
Views: 38122

Re: Invader

Well lm back at the rudder after Boort. I have repaired the thread by drilling and tapping the end of the shaft a inserted a 14mm High tensile all thred and locktight That can be used for testing . Have made a new rudder useing a prop shaft and 8mm steel blade . Will get a new quadrent to use with i...
by screwit
08 Mar 2020, 19:02
Forum: Get Togethers and Events
Topic: Boort weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Boort weekend

Boort lake is a fantastic location but not on a long weekend. Lot of boats and some traveling the wrong direction. Was busy but still got out there and Done some laps . The slight chop was good for the skiff and the noise echoed and streamed up the main street .l had a blast untill the 5/8 thred on ...
by screwit
16 Feb 2020, 08:08
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Little skiff
Replies: 178
Views: 52730

Re: Little skiff

Test run yesterday with the 48 weber , went well then a quick prop change and out to test again. Eng still made 6000rpm speed unknown as I fogot to take the mobile with me . The prop had a small vibration but it didn't cavatate. Will have another look at the prop and do some more re-shapeing. and re...
by screwit
12 Feb 2020, 21:34
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Prop location!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3382

Re: Prop location!!!

Is the skeg the same shape as the original one Chris?
Some of the older ones swept back more than the new one's.
by screwit
09 Jan 2020, 19:46
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Re: Little skiff
Replies: 0
Views: 3081

Re: Little skiff

Today we headed out for a test run with a single 45 weber. It ran well with only a small hesitation just above 1500 rpm. This feed the eng with acheving 6000 rpm at top end with the 3 blade prop that l have calculated to be a 17 pitch. A justment of the cav settled the boat down and become quite noi...
by screwit
23 Dec 2019, 21:27
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 2551

Re: Merry Christmas

Yes words well spoken.
Merry Christmas to every one who jumps on this b.board .
We need to revive it so we have it to use next Christmas. .
by screwit
17 Dec 2019, 14:42
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Sanding.
Replies: 0
Views: 3142

Sanding.

Have started to r ed seal the deck on Invader after the rain at Narandera seeped under the varnish in a joint in the deck and a couple of places at the funnel line. I left it to dry out before l revealed the deck. So last week l sanded in back and flushed the places that had lifted slightly. I have ...
by screwit
05 Dec 2019, 07:19
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Little skiff
Replies: 178
Views: 52730

Re: Little skiff

Eng fired up and idled with in 30 seconds with out any adjustments to the webers.
That has to be a good Sign .

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