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by Rob Ripley
Sat May 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Orkney dinghy
Replies: 11
Views: 5565

Re: Orkney dinghy

Isle of Stennis, opposite the Ring of Brognar ..... from Giggle earth
by Rob Ripley
Sat May 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Orkney dinghy
Replies: 11
Views: 5565

Re: Orkney dinghy

I saw this in the Orkneys around 2006, with wonder of wonders the motor mounted portside so the pilot sat starboard without his/her left arm nowhere near the flywheel !
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by Rob Ripley
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Bitsa.
Replies: 17
Views: 5671

Re: The Bitsa.

If the motor is mounted to the left of centerline, (portside) with the tiller on the left of the motor, why not sit to the right (starboard side) so you can sit facing forward, and your left hand is on the tiller ?
by Rob Ripley
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hi can you help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Re: hi can you help please

Does not seem to make any difference to the performance
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by Rob Ripley
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: painting
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

painting

Ive shared some images of my boats and seagulls with my daughter-in-law, who has taken up painting. Have to share part of one of her pics.
by Rob Ripley
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls, Life and everything else.
Replies: 6
Views: 3137

Re: Seagulls, Life and everything else.

And will we have still have petrol by that time ....... or be able to use it in an i/c engine ..... and EP140 ?
by Rob Ripley
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: God help my grandkids
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

Re: God help my grandkids

Not as sorry as I was to sell it after it was rebuilt. The rod let go at the big end, and folded up in the piston, there was a small chip to the bottom of the barrel liner, otherwise no (at least visible) damage. I made a wooden blank of the surviving rod and a foundry cast another for me, and did m...
by Rob Ripley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: God help my grandkids
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

Re: God help my grandkids

I was commenting on the first image.
by Rob Ripley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: God help my grandkids
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

Re: God help my grandkids

That looks like an aircooled Eclipse, I used to run a 5HP twin ...... until the conrod separated at 7500RPM.
by Rob Ripley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water intake.
Replies: 5
Views: 3043

Re: Water intake.

I would imagine it be more due to the centrifugal nature of the impeller forcing water to the engine more than water pressure on the inlets. Perhaps if the inlets were smoother (or larger) it might make some difference. On the other hand how hot does the exhausted water get ?
by Rob Ripley
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chain
Replies: 13
Views: 6186

Re: Chain

The Bunnings links are 1 1/2 links per inch, I think I'll look for the finer brass links.
by Rob Ripley
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chain
Replies: 13
Views: 6186

Re: Chain

I found it ! at my favourite shop ...... Bunnings ! The only catch is that it is chrome plated.
by Rob Ripley
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Any suggestions ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3274

Re: Any suggestions ?

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I tried that a few years ago.
by Rob Ripley
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chain
Replies: 13
Views: 6186

Chain

What shape/type/size chain is used to secure the Thrust Block Locking Latch with the split pin ?
by Rob Ripley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wake up NZ
Replies: 5
Views: 3386

Re: Wake up NZ

Interesting, did the cover/lid have hinges ?