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by Robin Anderson
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 10253

Re: Lerryn Seagull Race 2013

Theme was "Cartoon Characters" so we met everyone from he Smurfs and Long John Silver to several Super Heroes....Image
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by Robin Anderson
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 10253

Re: Lerryn Seagull Race 2013

At least one vessel capsized on the first lap when they took the turn a bit tight in the chop..


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by Robin Anderson
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 10253

Re: Lerryn Seagull Race 2013


Superman was on the river, flying along on the bat boat.
Robin
by Robin Anderson
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 10253

Re: Lerryn Seagull Race 2013


Fantastic fun on the Lerryn, 30 December 2013.
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by Robin Anderson
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bay of plenty - aviary vacancy filled.
Replies: 9
Views: 4508

Re: Bay of plenty - aviary vacancy filled.

Incidentally I am sure the small holes for the water intake would be troublesome in some tidal condtions. I had the Silver Century in use of the Fowey a few days ago. After the big storms and big tides the river was toppers with flotsam and jetsom. Fortunately at one stage I noticed that the engine ...
by Robin Anderson
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bay of plenty - aviary vacancy filled.
Replies: 9
Views: 4508

Re: Bay of plenty - aviary vacancy filled.

Hi Oyster- the oldie is stamped LS on the crankcase - it could of course be a bitsa engine although it all looks to be of the same vintage to me - don't know what an FV or FVP box is - before my time of course :D
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by Robin Anderson
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: In praise of the British Seagull Handbook
Replies: 4
Views: 3731

In praise of the British Seagull Handbook

As a lad of ten tender years with nil experience of outboard motors and not much more of small boat handling I was much in debt to the Seagull Handbook. Wonderful words of wisdom distilled into a readable work of reference and guidance. Memorised most of it and am word perfect still in the important...
by Robin Anderson
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bay of plenty - aviary vacancy filled.
Replies: 9
Views: 4508

Re: Bay of plenty - aviary vacancy filled.

The early bird is a Little Forty of 1954 vintage - a new variety for me. I am surprised to see that it has a round bladed prop - 4 blades like flower petals, not like a Hydrofan at all - more like the weedless varieties of much more modern Gulls. http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/Lit...
by Robin Anderson
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bay of plenty - aviary vacancy filled.
Replies: 9
Views: 4508

Bay of plenty - aviary vacancy filled.

Was the only bidder on eBay for a 40+. http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/Photo15_15A_zps446ae271.jpg Got it for the reserve price of £50. Turns out to be almost new - a 1968 bird to top up my aviary as was until now without a 40 Plus - I gave my last one away to a needy nephew. No id...
by Robin Anderson
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: "Adequately powered" Orkney
Replies: 25
Views: 26140

Re: "Adequately powered" Orkney

And yes for the sharp eyed, that is a tinny of Carlsberg on the transom shelf..... essential to avoid severe parchment of the gullet...
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by Robin Anderson
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: "Adequately powered" Orkney
Replies: 25
Views: 26140

Re: "Adequately powered" Orkney

I like that wee blue boat, not an Orkney methinks - the 13 ft Orkney Spinner is not so cut away at the transom. Forget about the 15 horse though, the Gulls will be fine... Am still cruising in the Longliner... http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/Mixtow1_zps6c5cff91.jpg I like the idea ...
by Robin Anderson
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: "Adequately powered" Orkney
Replies: 25
Views: 26140

Re: "Adequately powered" Orkney

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/Beauties_zps4cc0152c.jpg The Longliner has been a great little ship in her first season - due of course to the two beauties on the transom. Have clocked up dozens of hours of running - they have both proved to be excellent engines- start on first or...
by Robin Anderson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: "Adequately powered" Orkney
Replies: 25
Views: 26140

Re: "Adequately powered" Orkney

Fleet tender in regular use in this lovely weather... http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/Gulls1_zps75796883.jpg Perfect for atrip up to Lerryn.... http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3/Lerryn1_zps01eec9d6.jpg lovely Lerryn! http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/NikonFM3...
by Robin Anderson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Sail boat to motor cruiser for 102cc gull
Replies: 7
Views: 7153

Re: Sail boat to motor cruiser for 102cc gull

Have used both a Forty Featherweight and a 40 Plus on an Enterprise sailing dingy to good effect. This was somewhat through force of circumstances when we lost a shroud and the mast came down one day - "timber!" As a motor boat the Enterprise made a fine little craft. Very easily driven hull. It was...
by Robin Anderson
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One way to help in selling an outboard.
Replies: 30
Views: 11034

Re: One way to help in selling an outboard.

Honda like pictures of ladies with their products. http://www.mnevka.ru/outboard/foto/honda-bf2-3.jpg Shame about the "boat race" but inflatables do have their plus points. H-A Rebore/resizing is an obvious thing when in use for say 40 years? Private Health can do it aye? B Correct me if I am wrong...