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by StephenRT
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Unusual use of Anzani Outboard.
Replies: 0
Views: 2953

Unusual use of Anzani Outboard.

I came across this interesting model boat on the internet.It was built in 1956 and renovated in 2003.
The model is 72″ in length with a beam of 20″.
The engine is described as a modified British Anzani, presumably a Minor?
by StephenRT
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What model Seagull cylinder is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 6267

Re: What model Seagull cylinder is this?

You have obviously invested quite a lot of time in repairing this block but I’d be very surprised if it will hold water for long if you intend to use this motor. The expansion and contraction of the cracks in the cast iron will inevitably cause cracking in the filler, especially where close to the e...
by StephenRT
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Solid alluminium c clamps ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2755

Re: Solid alluminium c clamps ?

I have a pair of these clamps. There was some discussion about them here.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=663
by StephenRT
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removing rust from water jacket
Replies: 73
Views: 35771

Re: Removing rust from water jacket

A flexible borescope would enable you to see inside the block if you can find an engineering company that has one.
by StephenRT
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fly wheel 'play'
Replies: 6
Views: 4949

Re: Fly wheel 'play'

British Seagull Service Sheet No.1 states in paragraph 6 - 'Noticeable crankshaft vertical end play is essential' .
Q.E.D. I think!
by StephenRT
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: "The Gull" Issue#3 - OUT NOW!!
Replies: 16
Views: 7213

Re: "The Gull" Issue#3 - OUT NOW!!

Downloaded from mediafire, scanned the saved pdf with Malwarebytes and Avast, nothing detected.
by StephenRT
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Unrestored 102 SD (Naval?)
Replies: 108
Views: 40442

Re: Unrestored 102 SD (Naval?)

You could patch that tank, perhaps a strip of brass as a 'sticking plaster' suitably soft soldered.
Probably best to silver solder the patch,it will then stay put when you do the lead loading.
by StephenRT
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Marston Seagull
Replies: 17
Views: 10924

Re: Marston Seagull

A lamentable lack of foresight? Just thought I’d share this sad tale of a Marston with you. About 55 years ago my father owned a clinker built sloop that was kept on a tidal mooring on the River Avon near Bristol. The boat had an inboard Stuart-Turner engine and a Seagull as an auxiliary. On a parti...
by StephenRT
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: British Anzani Minor
Replies: 6
Views: 5548

Re: British Anzani Minor

I've always wanted one of these but the one on ebay is missing a carburettor and engine cowl. I imagine that spares are not exactly plentiful, particularly the cowl.
by StephenRT
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: British Anzani Minor
Replies: 6
Views: 5548

Re: British Anzani Minor

There's another one here:-http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110935699801? ... 97.c0.m619

Not 100% complete though.
by StephenRT
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Clutchless (or should I say clueless?)
Replies: 5
Views: 5299

Re: Clutchless (or should I say clueless?)

The drive shaft should be in one piece.

Does your gearbox still turn freely? There must be a reason for the pinion shaft being rounded, perhaps a gearbox seizure?

For a guide to the gearbox internals have a look at this:- http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/im ... 000028.jpg
by StephenRT
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: air bleeder screw
Replies: 3
Views: 3620

Re: air bleeder screw

This is what you should find if you remove the bleed screw from the cap. My guess is that yours is either missing the spring or it has rusted away. The spring tension obviously prevents the screw from vibrating loose.

Steve
by StephenRT
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 102 blocks access plugs?
Replies: 8
Views: 5043

Re: 102 blocks access plugs?

I recently modified a cylinder that had rusted and leaking steel core plugs. After removing the old plugs I was able to drill and tap the holes to ¾ BSF and fit brass plugs from a scrap cylinder. As a bonus I was able to remove a surprising amount of rust and scale.
by StephenRT
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New SD project
Replies: 20
Views: 9729

Re: New SD project

I notice that the gearbox on this motor is different to most of the SD gearboxes I’ve seen. Most seem to have oil nipples on the port side yet this one has the oil nipples on the starboard side which is the same as the OP that Skyetoyman is currently restoring. Does this denote a very early gearbox?...
by StephenRT
Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: repairing round brass tank
Replies: 14
Views: 5732

Re: repairing round brass tank

You will need a very large propane torch, similar to the ones used by felt roofers. Brass is a very good heat conductor so you need loads of heat in order to melt the silver solder. Heat the tank from below the end being removed and around the joint until it starts to glow cherry red, the silver sol...