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by skyetoyman
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Coolie ignition timing
Replies: 42
Views: 10486

Re: Coolie ignition timing

seagull101 wrote:Got the motor running today after fiddling with it for a while!

Thanks everyone!

Well done on getting it assembled and running in such a short time. Nice to see the younger generation taking charge of classic engines.
by skyetoyman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SD 102
Replies: 224
Views: 41469

Re: SD 102

Good buy, you will enjoy owning a nice original SD 8) There is also another forum member on Skye, who has a SD, Skyetoyman. He lives at Glendale and used to run the Skye Toy Museum. Not heard from him on here for a long time. Skyetoyman is still alive but winding down a little. Now retired and gone...
by skyetoyman
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: coolie hat cover
Replies: 16
Views: 4636

Re: coolie hat cover

My grandfather would have been able to answer the usage of seagull outboards during the war. Sadly long since gone but was a pontoon bridge builder in Germany and later a quartermaster in charge of stores. RSM warrent officer no1 - the highest rank possible for a non commisioned officer. ww2_grandad...
by skyetoyman
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: szuwarek 364
Replies: 12
Views: 5589

Re: szuwarek 364

Very good sea keeping qualities. Loads of freeboard. Doesn't suffer from slap as do many flatter or triple hulls. I don't go out when the weather is rough but I have been caught out a few times and this is a good boat in rough seas.
by skyetoyman
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: szuwarek 364
Replies: 12
Views: 5589

Re: szuwarek 364

It is a semi displacement hull and top speed is governed by the waterline length unless you can get it to plane. a small seagull pushed my 14ft very happily and a 6hp suzuki didn't make it go much faster.
Very similar to yours but 150kg.

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by skyetoyman
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Twist Grip Throttle
Replies: 2
Views: 2318

Re: Twist Grip Throttle

I have to say I am not a fan of non seagull twist grip throttles. They do not stay open ie take your hand away and the throttle will close. A good feature on motorcycles but not outboards. Makes it very difficult to start the engine.
by skyetoyman
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 79 Forty plus, clutch, long shaft
Replies: 50
Views: 14372

Re: 79 Forty plus, clutch, long shaft

It's not a lever - It is just the non original pin that secures the engine to the mounting bracket. It should be shortened and have a small hole drilled at the other end to take a spring clip. The corroded pipe is the exhaust pipe. They are easily obtainable but make sure you get the correct length.
by skyetoyman
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: The Discussion
Topic: Nah then duck...
Replies: 12
Views: 4691

Re: Nah then duck...

Very handy a trailer with a launching trolley. Only snag with a direct drive is that when you start it ----- it goes. I have seen some exciting moments and been part of them.
Nice boat but it looks more suitable for a short shaft seagull. Just read the engine number --- it has a clutch.
by skyetoyman
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: seagulls in the movies ??
Replies: 38
Views: 11726

Re: seagulls in the movies ??

opening ceremony Commonwealth games had pretend seagull outboards on the back of pretend boats. Plus tunnocks teacakes of course.
by skyetoyman
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: First Trip!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: First Trip!!!

Perhaps I should have said Macho. I do get a bit anal when it comes to lifejackets and the senseless loss of life. I was even more annoyed that the competition was supposedly organized by our community council . Sadly this corner of Skye has not improved in the last 25 years. Yes more vistors are ha...
by skyetoyman
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: First Trip!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: First Trip!!!

Local "organized"sea fishing competion last week end . 5 boats went out .Only one with all wearing lifejackets (mine) of the others - a total of 12 people only one (a child) had a lifejacket. It's a Scottish thing. Plus no one had scales to weigh the catch. Luckily I had my small , cheap ,...
by skyetoyman
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ebay
Replies: 20
Views: 3704

Re: Ebay

99p bid - two days to go. don't tell anyone.
by skyetoyman
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Kiwi's Thinking Outside The Box
Replies: 26
Views: 8390

Re: Kiwi's Thinking Outside The Box

And I thought "Charles" Heath-Robinson was dead.
by skyetoyman
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston- To Break or not To Break
Replies: 35
Views: 8063

Re: Marston- To Break or not To Break

Non illegitum carborundum. From one islander to another.
by skyetoyman
Thu May 29, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New to gulls looking for advice.
Replies: 76
Views: 16478

Re: New to gulls looking for advice.

trumpet needed. John sells them (s.o.s.). He also stocks the tiller stub and hopefull the wing nut.

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