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  1. Cheers Kyteler Even more so when the boats been built by a Barry and nothing is interchangeable, for example notice steering is on the left... After looking into my shift issues and pouring over parts diagrams, it looks like we have a problem. The shift cam must have flipped when i was changing the impellor. Its now facing 'down', and thus has reversed my shift pattern. im going to try and flip it back over using the tiny access granted by removing the shift shaft. Its going to be painful, im going to want to throw something. Otherwise il have to remove the entire bear
  2. Had issue after issue with getting this in the water. Life got in the way Had an afternoon free yesterday so decided to roll this out of the shed and give it a go Took a while to start but finally fired up with a smooth steady idle. Bundled up wife and three kids, launched the boat, found the first major issue - the gear selection was reversed. Put it in reverse to got forward spec. Motored out of napier harbour, put it in forward and disconnected the shift cable (throttle is limited in reverse), gave it some beans and found the second major issue It wont rev
  3. Took old motor off, put new motor on. Wired new motor, went to trim it up, solendoids clicking but no movement from pump motor. Bugger Had to remove one side of mounting bracket to get at this bugger. Cracked it open to find that the commutator and bushes were covered in oxide Sanded them back and hit it with a liberal amount of contact cleaner Put back together and is working ok, a little noisy and a little slow, will replace in future. Leaves me with this- Ready to start on a fine day with no kids.
  4. When i brought the boat, it basically had no outboard well.. The builder didnt think it would plane so sized the transom to take a 15hp motor In order to fit a larger outboard, my and a mate built a alloy pod to hold it. Fitted a Suzuki DT65 that was sold as a write off due to severe corrosion in the bores Put a new headgasket on it and ran it like that for 3 years, until it finally started showing compression issues. Started looking for a new engine, but it had to have a left hand sided control because for some reason my boat is left hook Last week i aquired i
  5. Shit im slack Heres more build photos
  6. Hello Sir's This may or may not interest anyone. Last year i spied a boat hull on trademe. I followed it for a while and the price kept dropping. Sold my boat in a hurry and purchased sight unseen. Drove up to Auckland to pick it up only to be met by a small crowd of Nautical Barrys who had built it as a team many years ago and never quite got her going. Many yarns were had over some fine homebrewed beer. Apparently they all wanted to escape their wifes and decided to build a boat so they could take turns escaping their wifes in years to come. Many traditional barry techniq
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