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by Rob Ripley
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls, Life and everything else.
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Seagulls, Life and everything else.

And will we have still have petrol by that time ....... or be able to use it in an i/c engine ..... and EP140 ?
by Rob Ripley
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: God help my grandkids
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: God help my grandkids

Not as sorry as I was to sell it after it was rebuilt. The rod let go at the big end, and folded up in the piston, there was a small chip to the bottom of the barrel liner, otherwise no (at least visible) damage. I made a wooden blank of the surviving rod and a foundry cast another for me, and did m...
by Rob Ripley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: God help my grandkids
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: God help my grandkids

I was commenting on the first image.
by Rob Ripley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: God help my grandkids
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: God help my grandkids

That looks like an aircooled Eclipse, I used to run a 5HP twin ...... until the conrod separated at 7500RPM.
by Rob Ripley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water intake.
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Water intake.

I would imagine it be more due to the centrifugal nature of the impeller forcing water to the engine more than water pressure on the inlets. Perhaps if the inlets were smoother (or larger) it might make some difference. On the other hand how hot does the exhausted water get ?
by Rob Ripley
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chain
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Chain

The Bunnings links are 1 1/2 links per inch, I think I'll look for the finer brass links.
by Rob Ripley
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chain
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Chain

I found it ! at my favourite shop ...... Bunnings ! The only catch is that it is chrome plated.
by Rob Ripley
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Any suggestions ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Any suggestions ?

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I tried that a few years ago.
by Rob Ripley
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chain
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Chain

What shape/type/size chain is used to secure the Thrust Block Locking Latch with the split pin ?
by Rob Ripley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wake up NZ
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Wake up NZ

Interesting, did the cover/lid have hinges ?
by Rob Ripley
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on the Murray
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Seagulls on the Murray

The 'bitza' did me proud, traveled several hours up and down the Murray River. Did not miss a beat, started first pull every time. Land speed recorded was 5kph upriver and 10kph with the flow. The tiller extension was donated from 'croweater' after he used it on 'Seagulls on the Murray'. [attachment...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on the Murray
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Seagulls on the Murray

interesting how the camera catches the pulses of ejected water from the 4 bladed pump.
by Rob Ripley
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on the Murray
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Seagulls on the Murray

I'll finally have the opportunity to see if my Seagulls will have enough power to go UPSTREAM on the Murray River ! Next weekend the Victorian Woodenboat Association will have their "Weekend Away" at Moama on the Murray. I'll have my Bitza and ever reliable 40+ along . The Bitza is a 1955 102 power ...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removal of dome nut
Replies: 40
Views: 13956

Re: Removal of dome nut

while we are talking about dome nuts ..... I've noticed there are several shapes. Is it related to various models or years ?
by Rob Ripley
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: V-strut for Skeletal bracket
Replies: 115
Views: 26099

Re: V-strut for Skeletal bracket

I was looking at one of my broken alloy struts and noticed that there is a 25 x 6 half threaded rod with a convenient slot in the end. I assume that the casting was drilled and tapped for the pieces to be fitted. I guess it makes sense as that point takes the most stress and a brass rod would be str...