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by Journeyman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Long distance Seagull trip.
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Long distance Seagull trip.

125 miles with a seagull is a real feat of endurance, probably can’t hear SWMBO any more which is the one merit.
Did 25 miles last week and was glad to get out of the dingy with all the noise and smoke and get back out sailing with out an engine.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Shenanigans.
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Seagull Shenanigans.

No the inflatable did not come from Greenock Tam but I was happy to take the ferry out of there to Kilcreggan. To many monkeys at that place up on the hill for me :)

The motor is all back together with new oil and tested this afternoon, ready for the next adventure.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: My SD
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: My SD

The Centuries and the Forties have square blocs with removable heads and that is the sort of motors I have rather than the round block with integral head on the 102's
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: My SD
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: My SD

That looks brilliant those 102 are very elegant.
Don’t think I’ve ever seen one just the square blocks.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Shenanigans.
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Seagull Shenanigans.

Hi Tam, picked the inflatable up while crossing the North Channel last year on the way to the Hebrides. No blue lights, the Coast Guard was not interested once I assured them there was noone in it and no bodies! Though if I had asked for a freebie in Greenock I might have got more than Blue Lights! ...
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Shenanigans.
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Seagull Shenanigans.

Packed up the three smaller Gulls and an inflatable and set off to catch the tide. Boat 078.jpg The inflatable was a freebie from Tams part of the world! (Not a sentence you hear very often!) The idea was to give all three gulls a good run and decide which was the more suitable for a proposed advent...
by Journeyman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Discussion
Topic: Flywheel removal revisited
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Flywheel removal revisited

Have not needed to use heat on any of mine, here is my setup, this was removing the flywheel on the Century Plus. Outboard 078.jpg First a ball bearing to transfer the blow to the shaft. Then hang the engine from a beam clear of everything. Outboard 075.jpg As you can see the climbing cermantle rope...
by Journeyman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Help
Topic: A seagull afraid of the water
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: A seagull afraid of the water

As Andrew suggested it could be a problem with the crankcase seal. The 40 plus I bought this year had a badly damaged case, the previous owner had slathered fillers over the outside and used it like that. I scraped and chiselled the fillers off to see what the problem was. The engine still started a...
by Journeyman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Would you use a Seagull on this?
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Would you use a Seagull on this?

Actually I don’t think it would be very good with an outboard but might just get away with the Featherweight. Boat 045.jpg This is a photos of the Halfmodel which is carved to inside of plank and shows the halfbreadth of the stem keel and transom the knuckle depicts the bearding line. Boat 046.jpg A...
by Journeyman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Would you use a Seagull on this?
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Would you use a Seagull on this?

What do you think will this dinghy suite a Seagull? Boat 036.jpg Featherweight on the dinghy. Boat 037.jpg Prop in line with the skeg, filler plug touching. Boat 044.jpg Using the 40 plus braked kicks it out enough to clear. 40+ and Century will physically fit. It was one of those lazy days when I s...
by Journeyman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ht connector spring bits
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: ht connector spring bits

Hi Geoff sorry for the confusion that should have read Diameter and I was saying that the screw was in good condition and fine to use again.
So looks like you have found springs and screws for us thanks for that much appreciated.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Trial.
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Seagull Trial.

Don’t have a Homer Drool (Dremel Tool?) Bruce more at home with a 10" grinder! The plastic that the boat is made of cuts very cleanly and you can leave what looks like a polished finish with a plane or a chisel.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Trial.
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Seagull Trial.

Well spotted, because the 40 clamp is quite shallow the two clamp washers come up under a ridge that is designed to stop them coming up and off. But it also tips the clamp away from the transoms. If I was to use the outboards regally I would alter the top of the transom with a chisel to allow the cl...
by Journeyman
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Trial.
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Seagull Trial.

So last week I used the Featherweight and this week the Forty Plus. Conditions where different so it is hard to compare the two as the Featherweight could drive the dingy at hull speed, just the Forty Plus reached hull speed at lower revs. Outboard 146.jpg It was further to go up river this week to ...
by Journeyman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Trial.
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Seagull Trial.

Well at least you can say you are using your Seagull to export fish to Europe! 8)

Dave.

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