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by Gannet
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Adrian Dale
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Adrian Dale

I have some very sad news passed to me by Jon. Adrian Dale passed away on Wednesday. I am sure all our thoughts are with his family at this difficult and sad time. I did not know him very well, but talking over lunch when he visited me, revealed him to be a lovely, generous man with a great range of...
by Gannet
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Adrian Dale
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Adrian Dale

I have some news about Adrian Dale, passed to me by Jon, who lives in Bristol, is actively involved in the Seagull scene and helped Adrian a great deal when he visited the UK. He informs me that Adrian is very poorly and it appears that he is now probably receiving palliative care. Adrian came onto ...
by Gannet
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Marston Twin

Thanks Rene for your reply and sharing the advertisement. They were indeed very expensive in their day, but being old fashioned now, I expect they are quite cheap .....!!! Yes, I have looked at the SOS page - thanks for directing me in that direction. All very interesting stuff. As, has already been...
by Gannet
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Marston Twin

Rene, Congratulations! It looks in wonderful condition. Indeed it looks fully restored. Thank you for sharing this find with the wider Seagull community. Can you tell us a bit about the Marston Twin. Most of us have never seen one, or indeed, likely to! It looks as if the cylinders are positioned on...
by Gannet
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD12704.L
Replies: 35
Views: 5302

Re: HSD12704.L

It is great to see an old Seagull being brought back to life in a quick, simple and very skilled manner. I say simple, and I mean by that, it is being done in an uncomplicated, straight forward, experienced and knowledgeable manner, with no bullshit or ego getting in the way. Well done Adrain and Al...
by Gannet
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Series Forty Models. F, FV, FVP, LM & LS
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Early Series Forty Models. F, FV, FVP, LM & LS

John,
Thanks for the effort that you are making. There is no hurry, as I don't think anyone is holding their breath to read the latest update!
All the best,
Jeremy
by Gannet
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Mks 2 and 3 ignitions voltage
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: Mks 2 and 3 ignitions voltage

Donald, I haven't come across the Capriccio 23. Tucker was very productive, with many designs to his name. My Debutant was also heavily rigged with twin forestays and twin backstays. In an era of hanked on jibs, the twin forestays were a boon for sail changing and for setting two jibs downwind. The ...
by Gannet
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Mks 2 and 3 ignitions voltage
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: Mks 2 and 3 ignitions voltage

Donald, I have picked up your comment about Robert Tucker stretching his Caprice to 23 ft. What was the 23 footer called? I use to own a Robert Tucker Debutante. That was 21ft and a truly excellent cruising boat. He really understood how to design a boat for plywood construction. Was the next size u...
by Gannet
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Series Forty Models. F, FV, FVP, LM & LS
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Early Series Forty Models. F, FV, FVP, LM & LS

I have at last got around to updating the data list of the F, FV, FVP, LM and LS models. As it is not possible to attach multi page files here, I have taken photos of the first and last two pages of 15. If it interests you sufficiently, then please send me a PM with your e mail and I will forward th...
by Gannet
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

Re: FVs

So, it would appear that the early F is the smallest.
Little Model 40 Brochure pg1.jpg
by Gannet
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

Re: FVs

Spiro,
My knowledge of the complete Seagull range is very limited. However I would put forward the Early Series F model of 40cc as possibly the 'smallest' in terms of weight and engine capacity.
Perhaps somebody could state the capacity of a small pre war Marstons......

Jeremy
by Gannet
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

Re: FVs

Allan, That must have been the quickest rebuild on record! Congratulations! It looks really good and seems to make the right noise. Well done. Great to have another Early Series Forty up and running. Yes indeed, roll on summer. Let's get the dingies out on the water with the FVs clamped on the stern...
by Gannet
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

Re: FVs

And the steel plate itself would be the last thing to corrode.
by Gannet
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

Re: FVs

Charles,
I think you know the answers to both those questions.
So, I suspect that you are merely testing me.
Go on, just tell me what is on your mind.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

Re: FVs

It looks a very professional cleaning tank, Allan. A very good way to get everything in a state to examine and process. It is very nice to see the parts looking almost like new. With regard to Spiro's question about what sealant to use on the steel plates, what do you intend to use? If FV12206 has n...