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by Rob Ripley
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on the Murray
Replies: 6
Views: 3526

Re: Seagulls on the Murray

The 'bitza' did me proud, traveled several hours up and down the Murray River. Did not miss a beat, started first pull every time. Land speed recorded was 5kph upriver and 10kph with the flow. The tiller extension was donated from 'croweater' after he used it on 'Seagulls on the Murray'. [attachment...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on the Murray
Replies: 6
Views: 3526

Re: Seagulls on the Murray

interesting how the camera catches the pulses of ejected water from the 4 bladed pump.
by Rob Ripley
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on the Murray
Replies: 6
Views: 3526

Seagulls on the Murray

I'll finally have the opportunity to see if my Seagulls will have enough power to go UPSTREAM on the Murray River ! Next weekend the Victorian Woodenboat Association will have their "Weekend Away" at Moama on the Murray. I'll have my Bitza and ever reliable 40+ along . The Bitza is a 1955 102 power ...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removal of dome nut
Replies: 40
Views: 20935

Re: Removal of dome nut

while we are talking about dome nuts ..... I've noticed there are several shapes. Is it related to various models or years ?
by Rob Ripley
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: V-strut for Skeletal bracket
Replies: 115
Views: 45938

Re: V-strut for Skeletal bracket

I was looking at one of my broken alloy struts and noticed that there is a 25 x 6 half threaded rod with a convenient slot in the end. I assume that the casting was drilled and tapped for the pieces to be fitted. I guess it makes sense as that point takes the most stress and a brass rod would be str...
by Rob Ripley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 22762

Re: Who knew...?

"...The only time I've heard of that happening is on an SD water pump housing, with the pressure relief hole blocked up & a missing cotton reel bush."

Yes, thats what happened, Charles.
I put a motor together from donated parts not noticing this 'repair' to the pump housing.
by Rob Ripley
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who knew...?
Replies: 55
Views: 22762

Re: Who knew...?

Charles wrote .... "but has anyone every seen water coming out of the drive shaft tube vent holes when in use?"

Yes, I have.
by Rob Ripley
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Australian Distributors.
Replies: 114
Views: 44923

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

This was one of my early ply boats to suit the C100.
by Rob Ripley
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Australian Distributors.
Replies: 114
Views: 44923

Re: Early Australian Distributors.

I knew I'd seen the folding boat ...
by Rob Ripley
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: V-strut for Skeletal bracket
Replies: 115
Views: 45938

Re: V-strut for Skeletal bracket

Interesting that my brass strut does not have the centre bar, and that its an identical casting the the alloy V-strut.
Of course you could also bend up a 6mm round bar as an emergency V-strut.
by Rob Ripley
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: V-strut for Skeletal bracket
Replies: 115
Views: 45938

Re: V-strut for Skeletal bracket

Why not cast an aluminium alloy one, I'd like one 'cause I snapped one of mine. I looked at my motors and have a brass one and an alloy one, with an almost complete mounting clamp.
All of my brackets do not have the central web (maybe thats why it broke.)
Looks like a simple casting job.
by Rob Ripley
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Australian VERITY Outboard
Replies: 9
Views: 5425

Re: Australian VERITY Outboard

On the other hand, look at the quality of the casting of the Indian, seen in a maritime museum in Auckland, New Zealand.
by Rob Ripley
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Australian VERITY Outboard
Replies: 9
Views: 5425

Re: Australian VERITY Outboard

Kind of similar to the 5HP Ecylpse that I used to own, although it was air cooled and from an earlier era, and with much better casting.
by Rob Ripley
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: exhaust port
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

exhaust port

Just curious, why are they so different ? Is there an advantage in one or the other ?
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by Rob Ripley
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Knots versus mph/kph
Replies: 30
Views: 13488

Re: Knots versus mph/kph

OZ-Seagull Group, Clayton Bay, South Australia, 2015. Coming in after an attempt at a maximum speed run.