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by Robin Anderson
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Loss of power once warm?
Replies: 2
Views: 2258

Re: Loss of power once warm?

Ta Jon, yes I think a dismantling is due. Jets have been cleaned, timing fine, filters etc so must set to with bigger spanners..... :roll:
by Robin Anderson
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Loss of power once warm?
Replies: 2
Views: 2258

Loss of power once warm?

One of my Silver Century Plus birds hit a floating timber at full speed - memo to self - hire a more competent pilot next trip...... The awesome power available broke the drive spring and the beast raced without drive before I could tame her. Since then she will start on first pull and run perfectly...
by Robin Anderson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century score
Replies: 4
Views: 3216

Re: Century score

There are 60 moorings off Golant and plenty more deep water ones down at Wiseman's Reach. Without an outboard you won't get far rowing when the tie is agin. Great place for the gig rowers however - particularly big strong crews...... http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/FG2_zpsj9bhftsb....
by Robin Anderson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century score
Replies: 4
Views: 3216

Re: Century score

The ebb at Golant on springs is like someone pulled the plug out after periods of sustained heavy rain up on Bodmin Moor. Can reach 4 knots so one needs a good seagull or two. Fortunately am not short in that respect. http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/DSC_8559_zpshiklj6zy.jpg Robin
by Robin Anderson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 9175

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by Robin Anderson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 9175

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by Robin Anderson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 9175

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by Robin Anderson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 9175

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by Robin Anderson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 9175

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by Robin Anderson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 9175

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A few pickies from Lerryn 2016.
by Robin Anderson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century score
Replies: 4
Views: 3216

Century score

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/DSC_9834_zpsfrre8dhx.jpg Running a proper' ansome old Century on the Avon at the moment. Normally use the Forty Plus or the Featherweight as they are much handier but a great advantage of the Century is that punching a big tide at 1/4 throttle it is...
by Robin Anderson
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Silver Centry
Replies: 5
Views: 3480

Re: Silver Centry

Having bought two Silver Centuries Plus models - one 1976 the other 1977 - both" out of the box " I would pay up to £400 for it. Engines built around that period were from the golden age of British Seagull - better made than the in later years and if literally "as new" will last you for the next 20 ...
by Robin Anderson
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Good weather for the gulls !
Replies: 21
Views: 9022

Re: Good weather for the gulls !

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/DSC_8021_zpslpdl2pqs.jpg It was more than adequately bearable on the Fowey yesterday.... Gulls very happy. Bit chillier today. Incidentally..... what a great little engine the 40+ is. On Sunday I helped recover a friend's 17ft Sea Nymph motor boat w...
by Robin Anderson
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: transum bracket
Replies: 29
Views: 11581

Re: transum bracket

The Insulastic bolt on bracket seems to be quite good. I have had one in use for my short shaft Silver Century plus and it gets a fair bit of use. I have never seen one for 40 series engine however. Only problem with the bolt on design is that you can't easily use the engine on another boat unless y...
by Robin Anderson
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Complete Propeller range pictorial database
Replies: 74
Views: 33493

Re: Complete Propeller range pictorial database

Interesting work on this thanks all. I always liked the traditional 5 bladed 11 " Hydrofan fitted to the Silver Century Plus models in the 70s - lots of thrust at low rpm. Using the Longliner at Springs on the Fowey after periods of heavy rain up on the Moor means one encounters loads of floating ju...