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by Gannet
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls, Life and everything else.
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Seagulls, Life and everything else.

The forum seems quite quiet at the moment - perhaps it is just the silly summer season. So, here are some silly thoughts. What will the future bring to the Seagull world. In say, 20 or 30 years time, when most of us retirees have other priorities ( if any at all!)? I know that we are not all retired...
by Gannet
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 14565

Re: Who knew...?

So, Charles, how far above a typical water level on an FVP?
Isn't an FV drive shaft tube just over 16." long?

Jeremy
by Gannet
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 1455

Re: Reliability

Hi Pete,
Yes, the human aspect is often the weak link. My favourite one is to forget to open the petrol tap after a short stop.
What is the model and serial number of your Seagull?

Jeremy
by Gannet
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 14565

Re: Who knew...?

Grumpy, it is great to chat about Seagulls - this is just what the forum is all about. There is no problem with your terminology, spelling, or anything else. I agree with you that a mini fountain out of the top joint, did point to something amiss.Anyway, you seemed to have resolved the problem and y...
by Gannet
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 14565

Re: Who knew...?

I am a bit confused as to what the exact problem is, although I am easily confused. If it is just that water is coming out of the two holes half way up the drive shaft tube as well as flowing out of the cooling water exit in the cylinder blockthen there is no problem at all. If water is also coming ...
by Gannet
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 14565

Re: Who knew...?

I do not think that there is any problem. Water coming out of the two holes in the drive shaft tube as well as coming put of the cyclinder block outlet is quite normal. As you have observed there is no specific arrangement to prevent water from the impeller going up the drive shaft tube. However thi...
by Gannet
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which seagull
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Which seagull

Yes, mass is not the issue. The basic issue is how easily driven is the hull form. I suspect that most powerboat owners have very little concept of how only small amounts of power are needed to push a sailing boat hull through the water. Obsevation of the large wash created by a typical planning hul...
by Gannet
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Orkney dinghy
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

Re: Orkney dinghy

A lovely dinghy! Lucky you! I wish you luck in finding out where she .built and by whom.

Jeremy
by Gannet
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 1455

Re: Reliability

Yes, I am sure a solid state electronic ignition is fundamentally more reliable than a points operated system. Charles P, I agree old Villiers coils are certainly an issue. But when they have been replaced with a new one, which is the more reliable outboard? An old Seagull or a newish modern one? I ...
by Gannet
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 1455

Re: Reliability

Thanks hris and Dave for your comments. I certainly agree that you must be prepared when on the water - salt or fresh - with all the equipment and safety gear that you might need. I certaInly agree with your comments about the inherent design simplicity and design integrity, and thus reliability of ...
by Gannet
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 1455

Reliability

A recent post touched upon reliability and the relevance of having oars. I suspect that the reliability of old, refurbished/restored Seagull is dependent to a very large degree on the skill, knowledge and experience of the person who has been working on it. There are one or two items that have deter...
by Gannet
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV3048 - Overboard!
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: FV3048 - Overboard!

Chris,
A sad tale of human frailty, aggravated by your age and emotional turmoil of recent events!

I really laughed at your description of the underlying reasons. Perhaps my failure to fully tighten my engine's thumbscrews was possibly down to psychological issues!

Jeremy
by Gannet
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV3048 - Overboard!
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: FV3048 - Overboard!

Tam, I am glad that you also have had fun with a submerged Seagull. I guess the skill is not having too much fun that way! Chris, I like the idea that you managed to claim that you were only 50% to blame! I will have to remember that after my next accident and ensure that somebody else can be partia...
by Gannet
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV3048 - Overboard!
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

FV3048 - Overboard!

Last week, I had the excitement of FV3048 jumping off the transom of my dinghy and into the water! I had just closed the fuel tap and vent before coming alongside after a short trip. I turned hard to starboard and the next thing I knew was the engine was in the estuary! Fortunately, I always tie a l...
by Gannet
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Nice racing boat
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Nice racing boat

Great photo!

So, experts, what is the engine?

Jeremy