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by CatiGull
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Porta-bote
Replies: 8
Views: 6223

Re: Porta-bote

They are common around cape cod for cruisers in the 17-22 foot category...too small to put the tender on deck.

Vastly superior to inflatables and that hassle. I tow a 10 foot skiff behind my 26, with the caveat that if I hit heavily seas I will have to cut the painter and buy a new one .... :roll:
by CatiGull
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Two motors or One?
Replies: 14
Views: 8252

Re: Two motors or One?

1650bullet wrote:Don't forget the 10-1 fuel--oil ratio. I would go for a F N R as well for something that big

R is made redundant by efficient boat handling, surely.
by CatiGull
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Finally found a little Clinker
Replies: 19
Views: 11820

Re: Finally found a little Clinker

Indeed Kevin. On our side of the pond, where SUVs are common, the manufacturing carbon footprint can be 5x the tailpipe carbon load.
by CatiGull
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I will never pull a cord again!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3668

Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

I'm dealing with a mucked up thread on the crankshaft of a 5 HP right now and it isn't fun. Made even less fun by the lack of sources of British die here on this side of the pond
by CatiGull
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Featherweight Ended Up In The Tide!
Replies: 9
Views: 3996

Re: Featherweight Ended Up In The Tide!

...and most importantly have faith.

I have a Nissan 4 stroke engine that has had four baths - two in fresh,and two in salt water - going down 2 metres in depth the last time.

Each time a water rinse and an oil change and fresh petrol have resulting in a running motor.
by CatiGull
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Britains greatest machines
Replies: 34
Views: 11720

Re: Britains greatest machines

Later on with the RR engine fitted the Americans adopted it as their primary fighter, but the engine was renamed as a Packard. In R-R it has always been known as a "Packard Merlin". One of the early mustang allison engines is dispalyed in the R-R museum in Derby. I wonder if the 'Packard' designati...
by CatiGull
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SAE 90 Gear oil in Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 3571

Re: SAE 90 Gear oil in Canada

I have found 140 weight gear oil available in the States in the NAPA chain of automobile parts stores - special order, but available at reasonable price.
by CatiGull
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Britains greatest machines
Replies: 34
Views: 11720

Re: Britains greatest machines

I love reminding the USAF that their pride and joy of WWII, the P51 Mustang, was a dog until it had a Merlin...
by CatiGull
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Pics of Villiers and the Silver Century
Replies: 9
Views: 4896

Re: Pics of Villiers and the Silver Century

Thanks Oyster...I had visions of someone mowing the lawn with a Seagull prop, which did make chuckle. Due to our world leading innovations of cheese in a can, and lawyers, incidentally, when you purchase a lawn mower in the States it isn't uncommon to read in the instructions "Do not use this mower ...
by CatiGull
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Pics of Villiers and the Silver Century
Replies: 9
Views: 4896

Re: Pics of Villiers and the Silver Century

Adverts said "Mow on Saturday, Boating on Sunday"
I guess I could see that implementation, but would not the motor run warm after a while, due to no water???
by CatiGull
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Britains greatest machines
Replies: 34
Views: 11720

Re: Britains greatest machines

Britain will forever be behind the Yanks, inventor of cheese in a spray can...
by CatiGull
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Avon Redcrest Dinghy, need motor mount
Replies: 0
Views: 3240

Avon Redcrest Dinghy, need motor mount

Hello Gullers, Catigull here after a long hiatus...

I've acquired an Avon Redcrest inflatable and am looking for the transom motor mount for my Forty +

Hope you are all well, and congrats to John on his Keep Turning left journey.
by CatiGull
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ooops - an off-topic rant
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: Ooops - an off-topic rant

Charles - let me see - ive lost count of the number of times they have tried to fix it, and failed. If this were an employee doing a job, I think they would have been fired by now.... :o :o :o I would take it to a new shop, get the car as I want it, then decide if I want to pursue a refund. Obviousl...
by CatiGull
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A WARNING ON USING PAY PAL
Replies: 1
Views: 1767

Re: A WARNING ON USING PAY PAL

Absolutely - use this as a money transfer service only...do not hold balances of any consequence. There are more phishing scams on paypal than anything else I use for business too, btw.
by CatiGull
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Kids boat for use with a Featherweight MKII
Replies: 67
Views: 28229

Re: Kids boat for use with a Featherweight MKII

Hello fellow gullers - been away a while. Stephen here from across the pond. Love the thread on the boat building - always been a dream of mine - maybe someday when the kids are gone. on politics - its a peculiarity in the US to carry the election past the result - even after one party wins, the ten...