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I wonder why the that advert has the the thumb screw washers missing!

Thanks Jon, that defeats my theory on SD's running on Kero.

Yes Boyd,Yamaha seemed to have cornered the market for kero running outboards.
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!970 -71
Bankstown Marine now stock Seagull in Sydney. May '70
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We build them tough over here. As if! May '70
May'67 Yeah Right.JPG
May'70 List of Australian distributors
May '67 Change of Distributors.JPG
Six models now available July 1970
July '70 6 models.JPG
I forgot that 2 stroke use to be at the bowser
Nov '70Shell 2 stroke at the Bowser.JPG
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You can buy outboard legs separately, Dec '70
Dec '70 Outboard leg.JPG
The SeaHawk again Feb '71
Feb '71 sea hawk.JPG
Live aboard Sydney Harbour restrictions March '71 actually the harbour is so clean now we have cute sharks swimming around happily munching on dogs and people.
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Learning to ski in a bathtub, Go babe, April 71
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Alas not a whiff of a Seagull now.

This looks like my first car, Wolseley and I had a dinghy like that.
Wloseley Feb '72.JPG
June '72. Johnson is spending more on advertising.
June 72 Johnson.JPG
Because more Japanese motors are arriving
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Nov '72 Honda.JPG
And we started to be a Nanny state, Coincidence?
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Here is an article on the newly arrived Japanese motors. March '73
March '73 Jap invasion.JPG
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Jap 5.JPG
Jap 6.JPG
August '73. A rotary yanmar. How interesting. Wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of these. First I've heard of it.
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Feb '74 a dual electric/petrol outboard. A bit odd.
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G'day Hugz,

I don't know if you did a comparison of the 2 Sea Hawk adverts. The first is fitted with a TAS motor and is simply a rebadged TAS. The second has a Victa 125cc motor and is the more typical of the Sea hawk outboards in Aus ie if you can find one with a Sea Hawk decal.

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Both use an Cheras leg which was promoted heavily back in the day as an outboard conversion, per the advert below.

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In the absence of decals (or remnants thereof), manuals or original receipts, more often than not any outboard similar to those above will be a home conversion rather than a factory built item.

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Just as a side note, does anyone know when the Sachs Mac Wankel rotary outboards were made? I know they are from the same sort of period as those Japanese motors but not exactly sure if it was in fact before or after the Yanmar...

B, you've got a nice original one don't you?

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Yes Boyd

1st M.A.C. was 1971 and they went away 1974.

The M.A.C. was an air cooled Sachs stationary engine adaptation...........

The Yanmar advertising should say "The first WATER COOLED Rotary Outboard"......

Yes I have a brand new one (M.A.C.) with paperwork as you know aye!

Very astute of you Mate!

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AusAnzani wrote:G'day Hugz,

I don't know if you did a comparison of the 2 Sea Hawk adverts. The first is fitted with a TAS motor and is simply a rebadged TAS. The second has a Victa 125cc motor and is the more typical of the Sea hawk outboards in Aus ie if you can find one with a Sea Hawk decal.

Image

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Both use an Ell-Den leg which was promoted heavily back in the day as an outboard conversion, per the advert below.

Image

In the absence of decals (or remnants thereof), manuals or original receipts, more often than not any outboard similar to those above will be a home conversion rather than a factory built item.

Regards,
S
They must be very common as 100% of behind my lounge has one!
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Glad you gleaned some info S from the non seagull bits.

A wiff! 1975 - 76
Fugly hey!
Jan 76 ugly cat.JPG
I like this ad. Very macho.
Feb 76 Nice.JPG
And a 40 on a Avon June 76
June 76 Avon Gull.JPG
Here is a comparison of 11 of the most popular small outboards in Dec 1976. No Seagull.
Dec 76 Comparison 11.JPG
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compare 2.JPG
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And then a NSW distributor. Dec 1976. I was about to call it a day but I better look through a few more years.
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Hugz wrote:I like this ad. Very macho.

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Agreed!

And here is the Black Max man from back in the day.

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I have some very recent photos of him on my home computer, but can't be bothered searching :lol:
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My denim jacket was bright orange but it was about 1970 and we were the last of the fair dinkum flower power peeps. It went all macho after that....

Had a look through this just out of curiosity but alas no Marstons
1936 Boating Annual.JPG
What sort of motor is this? Looks quick.
1936 racing outboard.JPG
Wonder if it had the same motor in 1930.
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MISS ELAINE appears to be powered by a twin opposed Johnson, similar to my PR50 which is also a 1930 model.
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