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by JERSEYMAN
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Adrian Dale
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Adrian Dale

I feel saddened in hearing this, a great guy and a true Seagullian, thank you Jon and Jeremy for letting us know.

Adrian, we are all thinking of you👍
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Marston Twin

Hi Jeremy, hope this answers some of your questions, most of the info’s on the sos site, there’s also a clipping from an advert I’ve got from 1935. Not many come up for sale and a very niche market as an OA is so much prettier and manageable, still, I have no doubt another one will eventually turn u...
by JERSEYMAN
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Marston Twin

I’m over the moon with it, all this messing around with these outboards is all a bit of fun but I’m quite passionate when it comes to my hobbies, I do them to the best of my ability and I have to confess that when I opened the crate after six months of waiting I shed a little tear, silly maybe but s...
by JERSEYMAN
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Marston Twin

Well, after many years of searching and nothing more than blind luck and the help of some really great people I eventually found myself a Marston Twin to top off my collection travelling nearly 5000 miles to get here, she’s cleaned up but original, unrestored and in really great condition, even stil...
by JERSEYMAN
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Marston Register Wish List.
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: The Marston Register Wish List.

Charles, you’ve been a top man and really helped me on this Marston Journey and for that I cannot thank you enough, I have some Marston spares that I am unlikely to need and in reality I’ve got several motors which are really beyond repair even though the thought of breaking a motor goes against the...
by JERSEYMAN
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Marston Register Wish List.
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: The Marston Register Wish List.

H-A, isn’t it funny that some ON’s suffered corrosion on the Skeg!
Early SD’s had the same gearbox casings with the oil nipples on the starboard side but I’m not sure when they stopped being made from Birmabrite.

The screws are still available new, cheap and cheerful.
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Token
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Re: Villiers Token

I’ve never been in that neck of the woods, but would love to go just to get a feel if there is any left before it’s truly all gone. I always like to understand the beginnings.
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers Token
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Villiers Token

I found this old 1” token which I found interesting as the link between Villiers and Marston/British Seagull had always been pretty strong considering that it was founded by John Marston and later sold to his son Charles in 1902, some of the first items made were bicycle free wheels, a picture of wh...
by JERSEYMAN
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull refueller
Replies: 10
Views: 3262

Re: Seagull refueller

Another refueler
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ebay laugh out loud thread..
Replies: 167
Views: 105098

Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

:shock:
by JERSEYMAN
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: QB series

Well I eventually found them, on closer inspection I found the Kingfisher has a 420 carb and the Osprey has a 418 even though the Manual, albeit slightly earlier states the Osprey should have a 416, I guess specs change probably due to availability and cost.
by JERSEYMAN
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: QB series

Well A-H, you are probably right, but my mind is playing tricks. I try to keep notes on all the motors I have just so I know what’s what and where they came from, the problem I have is that I remember buying a Seagull 6, roller crank and all, my notes tell me so as well, KLR 6G1 in excellent conditi...
by JERSEYMAN
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: QB series
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

QB series

I’ve just picked up a QB Osprey and apart from the prop everything else looks identical to my Kingfisher so my question is, does anybody know the differences between the QB Osprey and the Kingfisher?

Thanks you
by JERSEYMAN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The last Seagulls
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Re: The last Seagulls

Thanks John,
A great bit of info, and quite sad really, the demise of something that was once so great and affected so many people,
Just so interesting, I bet those photos told a story...

Thank you
by JERSEYMAN
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The last Seagulls
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

The last Seagulls

Hi all, I was wondering, Does anyone know what motors were in the range just before British Seagull ceased, was it the Seagull 2,3,4, the two 5’s and 6? (Aka featherweight, 40 plus, Curlew, Osprey, 5R, Kingfisher)?

It would be interesting to know