Early Australian Distributors.

You can talk about almost anything here

Moderators: John@sos, charlesp, Charles uk, RickUK, Petergalileo

User avatar
Hugz
Posts: 3060
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:23 am

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.

User avatar
Hugz
Posts: 3060
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:12 am

!970 -71
Bankstown Marine now stock Seagull in Sydney. May '70
May '70 Bankstown Marine.JPG

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
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Hugz
Posts: 3060
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:25 am

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.
Mar '71 liveaboard.JPG

Liveaboard 1.JPG

Learning to ski in a bathtub, Go babe, April 71
April 71 Barthtub skiing.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Hugz
Posts: 3060
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:40 am

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
Oct '72 Suzuki.JPG

Nov '72 Honda.JPG

And we started to be a Nanny state, Coincidence?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Hugz
Posts: 3060
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:43 am

Here is an article on the newly arrived Japanese motors. March '73
March '73 Jap invasion.JPG

Jap 1.JPG

Jap 2.JPG

Jap 3.JPG

Jap 4.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Hugz
Posts: 3060
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:49 am

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.
Aug 73 Rotary Yanmar.JPG

Feb '74 a dual electric/petrol outboard. A bit odd.
Feb '74 electricPetrol.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
AusAnzani
Posts: 840
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 10:47 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby AusAnzani » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:26 am

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

Image

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

User avatar
AusOB_Collector
Posts: 293
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:04 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Contact:

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby AusOB_Collector » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:00 am

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?

Cheers
BP
Too many Seagulls to count now!


Member SOS, AOMCI,
President of AOMCI's WOOC chapter

User avatar
Collector Inspector
Posts: 3849
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:32 am
Location: Perth Western Australia
Contact:

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Collector Inspector » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:20 am

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!

You Pipped me to the Post say to speak.

BnC
Just took a leaflet out of the letterbox, saying that there's no reason I can't have good sex at 65.

Brilliant - because I live at no. 49 so it's not far to walk home afterwards!

User avatar
Collector Inspector
Posts: 3849
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:32 am
Location: Perth Western Australia
Contact:

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Collector Inspector » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:39 am

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

Image

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!

20160809_183206.jpg


This actually uploaded 1st time.......Bless NBN Aye.

BnC
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Just took a leaflet out of the letterbox, saying that there's no reason I can't have good sex at 65.

Brilliant - because I live at no. 49 so it's not far to walk home afterwards!

User avatar
Hugz
Posts: 3060
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:04 am

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

Compare 1.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by Hugz on Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Hugz
Posts: 3060
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:08 am

compare 2.JPG

Compare 3.JPG

Compare 4.JPG

Compare 5.JPG

And then a NSW distributor. Dec 1976. I was about to call it a day but I better look through a few more years.
Dec 76 NSW Didtributor.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
AusAnzani
Posts: 840
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 10:47 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby AusAnzani » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:01 am

Hugz wrote:I like this ad. Very macho.

Image



Agreed!

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

Image

I have some very recent photos of him on my home computer, but can't be bothered searching :lol:

User avatar
Hugz
Posts: 3060
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:51 am

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.
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 9974&hl=en


Chapman Pup 1936
1936 Advert Chapman Pup.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
AusAnzani
Posts: 840
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 10:47 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby AusAnzani » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:34 am

MISS ELAINE appears to be powered by a twin opposed Johnson, similar to my PR50 which is also a 1930 model.


Return to “General Topics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests