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Ronda

Postby rayza1 » 19 Nov 2017, 17:38

To those who havent heard , i picked this up at the Bendigo swap meet. Late 60's Lewis walkabout ex racer called Ronda. Havent seen it in the flesh yet, but if it's half as good as the photo's suggest it's a real good thing.
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Re: Ronda

Postby Greg » 19 Nov 2017, 18:16

A terrific find Ray. They keep coming out of sheds. I reckon this one will every bit as good as the pictures show.

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Re: Ronda

Postby bootlegger » 19 Nov 2017, 20:33

Yep looks real original. Hopefully its good when you see it. Well done

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Re: Ronda

Postby rayza1 » 24 Nov 2017, 10:54

Looks like i’m picking Ronda up on monday, it will be like being a kid in a candy store !

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Re: Ronda

Postby Greg » 24 Nov 2017, 20:49

Looking forward to seeing this one in the flesh Ray

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Re: Ronda

Postby Reklaw » 25 Nov 2017, 11:32

What a great find.

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Re: Ronda

Postby rayza1 » 27 Nov 2017, 21:47

We picked up Ronda today and it is every bit as good as we hoped it would be, such a credit to the previous owners.
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Re: Ronda

Postby Greg » 27 Nov 2017, 21:57

A great pick up Ray. So good to have another one come out of a shed and get back on the water.

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Re: Ronda

Postby loco1 » 29 Nov 2017, 20:31

That looks fantastic Ray. How about some more details? (powered by-photo)

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Re: Ronda

Postby rayza1 » 01 Jan 2018, 20:36

Had a bit of a play with Ronda over the Christmas break, the motor wouldn't turn over so i oiled up the bores and let it sit for a day or so. Still couldn't turn it over so i did the only thing i could think of.........I applied some persuasion to the prop i the form of a trolly jack. That worked with an audible click the motor freed up and now turns over freely. It hasn't been run in 20 years so it figures it might have been tight. On closer inspection it appears to be a reco head as there is no trace of any oil having been inside the rocker cover while the generator and starter have new brushes and are super clean inside! I'm super excited about getting it running, I really think this is going to be a nice boat!!


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