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by Bronteboxer
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout
Replies: 58
Views: 45852

Re: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout

Thanks for the advice and the warning on their use. Sadly I can’t have a tank in a ready state. Every time I use mine it’s a challenge, so for a brief ‘preflight’ check I thought a muff would be helpful. I now have the engine fitted, controls working, steering sorted and the kill switch installed. L...
by Bronteboxer
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout
Replies: 58
Views: 45852

Re: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout

Thanks for the response. Sadly that unit is unavailable! I have a plastic barrel which I have cut to size and use for testing and use that with an engine stand. I wanted the muffs just to put on the motor, to try and practice to start it fitted to the boat, before I get to launch for the first time....
by Bronteboxer
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout
Replies: 58
Views: 45852

Re: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout

Can anybody recommend a good make of flushing muffs for my Blueband 1975 Mercury 20 hp please? No experience of this, so don’t want to buy something that isn’t up to the job. Could be expensive mistake!! I’m still pressing on with the rebuild. Engine fitted, steering now sorted, next major task on l...
by Bronteboxer
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout
Replies: 58
Views: 45852

Re: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout

Thanks, for the link. The answer is what i thought it might be. The kill cord needs to put the live feed to earth and replicate the Mercury push kill button on the engine. In my case, that will be terminals m/m on the unit I bought shown above. I will post some more pics when I can get the boat outs...
by Bronteboxer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout
Replies: 58
Views: 45852

Re: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout

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Succeeded in posting twice now! I give up!!, :woo:
by Bronteboxer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout
Replies: 58
Views: 45852

Re: Rebuild Started - Wooden Runabout

882EC68E-51D3-4357-B2FE-9ED304F6FD61.jpeg Well folks, it’s been a while! If you thought this restoration was dead, it’s not! Eight years now since I started work, but I’ve never failed a restoration yet and this is not going to be the first. Life, 2 house moves, illness and a lack of a windscreen s...
by Bronteboxer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Aluminium windscreen frames
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

Re: Aluminium windscreen frames

Pleased to see you have finally managed to get your screen sorted, re my previous response on this topic. Whilst I haven’t posted anytbing on my ‘Wooden boat Restoration’ topic for a couple of years, it’s still not dead! I’ve been working on it. Last November a friend who has a bottling/canning busi...
by Bronteboxer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Aluminium windscreen frames
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

Re: Aluminium windscreen frames

Thanks for the response, much appreaciated. My project is under restoration projects on this forum. ‘Rebuild started - Wooden runabout’ I started it in 2012 and my last post was 2017, so I don’t blame anybody for thinking it’s dead! (It’s had 40,000 views!) However it’s very much still alive, if ver...
by Bronteboxer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Aluminium windscreen frames
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

Re: Aluminium windscreen frames

Did you ever find anybody to make the frame and screen please? Trying to have a frame and screen made at a sensible price for my restoration has stopped the job for a couple of years, plus life getting in the way. I can’t finish my deck until I have this solved, as I would probably damage the deck i...
by Bronteboxer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: From the Archives
Topic: A bit of history
Replies: 2
Views: 3039

Re: A bit of history

Thanks for posting those. Reallly enjoyed them. I lived about as far from water as you could get in any direction when these early clips were made and boats were just another world. But would have watched the clips in envy from the back seats of the Odean in the day. Probably to be honest more inter...