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by gwhastie
02 Apr 2024, 13:19
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Trailer needed for a 16' Wooden Inboard
Replies: 3
Views: 7709

Re: Trailer needed for a 16' Wooden Inboard

Thank you for the feedback Darren. I've pursued several of the project boats too, but unfortunately their trailers were wider than 1900mm so far.
by gwhastie
29 Mar 2024, 18:56
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Powerboat name registration?
Replies: 9
Views: 10809

Powerboat name registration?

I registered my 16' Crackerbox last year to avoid any anti pollution rules that are yet to be invented and documented the name I want to use with Vic Roads. I've been married to a redhead for 51 years and opted to call it Testa Rossa (Italian for readhead) rather than Jennifer Kaye. Does anyone know...
by gwhastie
29 Mar 2024, 16:21
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Raw water strainer?
Replies: 6
Views: 9944

Re: Raw water strainer?

Hi Bob. Thank you for the feedback. I'll be mainly boating in the fresh water of Lake Narracan and the protected sea water around the Inverloch pier...so hopefully not too much debris in the water. I'm mainly concerned about using a plastic marine strainer and perhaps its perceived lack of strength....
by gwhastie
29 Mar 2024, 16:11
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Trailer needed for a 16' Wooden Inboard
Replies: 3
Views: 7709

Trailer needed for a 16' Wooden Inboard

I'm nearing completion of the 16' Crackerbox I've been building for the past 5 years and am looking for a good used inboard trailer that can carry a minimum of 550kg and is no wider than 1900mm (mudguards edge to edge) - the width is important as anything wider won't fit through the rear of my garag...
by gwhastie
27 Mar 2024, 21:06
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Raw water strainer?
Replies: 6
Views: 9944

Raw water strainer?

I'm running a heat exchanger cooled with raw water for the rebuilt Holden 304 V8 in my new Crackerbox build.

I'd welcome any thoughts please on whether or not I need to run an inline raw water strainer on the 3/4" plumbing of the raw water inlet scoop.
by gwhastie
24 Mar 2024, 00:26
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Bilge paint suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 4871

Re: Bilge paint suggestions

Thank you Alan and Bob for your feedback
I'll stick with the Bote Cote.
by gwhastie
23 Mar 2024, 15:12
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Bilge paint suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 4871

Bilge paint suggestions

The inside of my new wooden hull is finished with several coats of clear epoxy (Bote Cote)...and the joinery itself looks quite neat. I've noticed that some of the US builders put a coat of grey bilge paint over that. Is it worth doing the entire hull or just under the engine...or not at all? I'd we...
by gwhastie
22 Oct 2023, 18:50
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Used Next Generation Velvet Drive - ZF Hurth
Replies: 0
Views: 33135

Used Next Generation Velvet Drive - ZF Hurth

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1655228894888326/?mibextid=dXMIcH Folks. This next generation Velvet Drive FNR hydraulic transmission with flywheel damper plate has a down angled output shaft and is very cheap. The bolt pattern is the same as earlier model Velvet Drives, so it will fit the...
by gwhastie
15 Oct 2023, 21:15
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Power Boat Windscreen Frames
Replies: 4
Views: 23097

Re: Power Boat Windscreen Frames

These frames were made by Perko in the US circa the 1940's.
by gwhastie
15 Oct 2023, 19:04
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Power Boat Windscreen Frames
Replies: 4
Views: 23097

Re: Power Boat Windscreen Frames

As a footnote to my last post about the windscreen frame purchased in the US, it appears they were made of diecast (so brittle) and not packed properly for international post...so shattered in the box. Luckily I found someone here skilled at welding/repairing alloy engine blocks. He fabricated a per...

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