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by Liam2k3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The Discussion
Topic: Hello guys
Replies: 3
Views: 3244

Re: Hello guys

To quieten the old girl down i found making a disc from aluminium 5mm thick to fit inside the exhaust. With 4mm holes drilled through it(losts of them like mesh) slid up into the exhaust pipe and secured by drilling and tapping through the side of the tube into the plate. One hole needs to be drille...
by Liam2k3
Tue May 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Good pub to go to if you need some spares.
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: Good pub to go to if you need some spares.

Sounds like the spiritual home for this website.
by Liam2k3
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Re: Compression Test

Ebay thread adapter. I have one of these.
I was going to make one but for £3 odd it wasnt worth setting up the lathe.
by Liam2k3
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cracked waterjacket
Replies: 51
Views: 17143

Re: Cracked waterjacket

My little boat with the seagull bitsa engine. Is now officially a tug boat. Had to go and recover a broken down cabin cruiser yesterday. The little engine ran lovely for 3 hours non stop so its been tested and tested well
by Liam2k3
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Boats ans Seagulls.
Replies: 35
Views: 10861

Re: Boats ans Seagulls.

Would you be better to build up the piston rather than the cylinder?
by Liam2k3
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cracked waterjacket
Replies: 51
Views: 17143

Re: Cracked waterjacket

As for starting and running with the odd carb on the end of a bit of hose. Its perfect, starts second pull from dry no problems, runs lovely all through the rev range and its quiet. Noticibly quiet

Whats the best way to post a video on here?
by Liam2k3
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Boats ans Seagulls.
Replies: 35
Views: 10861

Re: Boats ans Seagulls.

Those moth dinghys look good
by Liam2k3
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Boats ans Seagulls.
Replies: 35
Views: 10861

Re: Boats ans Seagulls.

Replace the upright member with the seagull engine. Put some little sides on the board or make a super light dingy
by Liam2k3
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Boats ans Seagulls.
Replies: 35
Views: 10861

Re: Boats ans Seagulls.

I have also been thinking about hydrofoils. To reduce the resistance of the boat in motion. But tge ones they use on surf boards are far too expensive to buy but they seem to be the right kind of idea. If only i knew someone with a hydrofoil board i could measure and copy maybe scale it up to fit th...
by Liam2k3
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cracked waterjacket
Replies: 51
Views: 17143

Re: Cracked waterjacket

Oh and the generator runs too slow at direct drive so some gearing up is required. Sewing machine belt ordered
by Liam2k3
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cracked waterjacket
Replies: 51
Views: 17143

Re: Cracked waterjacket

Not with the homemade prop yet. Still tinkering. But the bitsa runs great. Towed my new boat 12miles home at the weekend with the bitsa on the dilligaf dinghy. Never missed a beat all the way.
by Liam2k3
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Knots versus mph/kph
Replies: 30
Views: 9107

Re: Knots versus mph/kph

Yeah but we dont write down

245 23/50 mm
It
245.46mm
by Liam2k3
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Knots versus mph/kph
Replies: 30
Views: 9107

Re: Knots versus mph/kph

All the verniers i have come across measure in decimal inch. Especially the digital ones.
But heres an odd one. 1/50 of mm

Plus some ref tables for decimal inch to metric and fractions
by Liam2k3
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cracked waterjacket
Replies: 51
Views: 17143

Re: Cracked waterjacket

About 30 cans of carling



48w 12v