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by Waggles
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Photos of my newest Seagull!!
Replies: 16
Views: 7817

Re: Photos of my newest Seagull!!

Now thats a nice looking motor, should clean up really well, even the tank is relatively dent free! good find if she runs as well as she looks.
by Waggles
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ebay Sales Psychology?
Replies: 17
Views: 8979

Re: Ebay Sales Psychology?

Thanks Rick / RBT, curiosity satisfied! Should that be 'Combined air intake, silencer, flame arrestor and right royal pain in the a*se when you want to get at the carb' though? Hope you didn't need to tickle it to start! ( I know fuel was pumped in but .. ) Reminds me of an old Ariel 'Leader' motorc...
by Waggles
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ebay Sales Psychology?
Replies: 17
Views: 8979

Re: Ebay Sales Psychology?

Sorry, bit late to this thread. Back to that inboard mentioned above, I am intrigued ( No not enough to buy it !!! ) The main site says two designs were produced, one based on the model 90 / 110 the other on the 170. The site pics clearly show details only of the one based on the 90. On the bay mode...
by Waggles
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!
Replies: 63
Views: 25911

Re: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!

Oh Floppy disks!!!

Missed the two Thames bashes, now we have a gathering that is actually going to pass my mooring and I will be in deepest darkest Rosbulterrier land at the time!
by Waggles
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bio degradable
Replies: 24
Views: 10545

Re: Bio degradable

Haven't actually used any yet so can't recommend but found these: http://www.theyachtshop.co.uk/items/boat-care~maintenance/oil~lubricants/2-stroke/list.htm Scroll to bottom http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-6512-motul-600-outboard-2t-tc-w3.aspx Both are TCW3 so should be OK? I note a clue in the second o...
by Waggles
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old Outboards and "THE PARTNER......"
Replies: 4
Views: 4216

Re: Old Outboards and "THE PARTNER......"

HID and I have been together for just over 30 years despite old outboards! but she still hates boats, especially those with 'White flappy things' ( I think her mother may have been frightened by a bedsheet whilst pregnant ) still thats fine by me, I know where I can spend a nice quiet weekend even i...
by Waggles
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Taking piston out
Replies: 21
Views: 10676

Re: Taking piston out

U could try Frosts:

http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp? ... &subCatID=

£6.50 litre, dunno how much p&p
by Waggles
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: gearbox
Replies: 11
Views: 6613

Re: gearbox

Oh definitely 'smart ass'!! just ask H.I.D. !!
by Waggles
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Official Seagull 170 Spares Book
Replies: 4
Views: 4155

Re: Official Seagull 170 Spares Book

The motor I had was out of the tray already with the carb off and unfortunately the main parts are now in the caribbean. ( Not actually in the sea tho I hope ) I think the pic is OK tho, the carbie heat shield will show which way up is correct due to the hole for the spark plug? Don't think it would...
by Waggles
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Help
Topic: 102 still not running
Replies: 4
Views: 3659

Re: 102 still not running

Think it isn't a case of not enough 'suck' but its the needle in the 416 carbie. 25:1 mix is much richer ( in fuel ) so the mixture has to be leaned off in order to run correctly, as you say the 416 is designed to run on 25:1 so has been set to run much leaner hence why you are getting these weak mi...
by Waggles
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Help
Topic: gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 6472

Re: gearbox oil

I take it your previous bad experience trashed the box? my question was if the oil does cling and form a protective layer, what went wrong? even with water pooling in the bottom why wasn't that film sufficient bearing in mind it would be constantly replenished as the gears rotated? and as you say th...
by Waggles
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Official Seagull 170 Spares Book
Replies: 4
Views: 4155

Re: Official Seagull 170 Spares Book

Probably being dumb but I can't see the flaw, give us a clue? Having partially dismantled one of these it looks OK ...... ( Except the piston goes in the barrell :-) )
by Waggles
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Help
Topic: gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 6472

Re: gearbox oil

Interesting, and confusing. Quite understand that the water should be drained off ( I should have laboured that a bit more ) but I am confused by the point that it 'protects steel and bronze even in the presence of water', any ideas how it can acheive such a feat if it just separates? ( or is it jus...
by Waggles
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Help
Topic: gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 6472

Re: gearbox oil

Looking at the data sheet Omala 460 is probably overkill being a high grade industrial gear oil. Interestingly it states it has high water shedding properties allowing water to separate and be drained off, should be OK for Gulls then! It protects steel and bronze even in the presence of water, again...
by Waggles
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: gearbox
Replies: 11
Views: 6613

Re: gearbox

Is it my old eyes ( or even the fact I am sober ) but in that cut away pic isn't the water pipe incorrectly fitted?