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by Rob Ripley
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Perfect for the 2016 Nationals
Replies: 8
Views: 6690

Re: Perfect for the 2016 Nationals

Some Seagullers will know this is my my style, seen at Franklin last week.[attachment=0]IMGP7797-a.jpg[/attachment]
by Rob Ripley
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: My favourite Seagull & why.
Replies: 35
Views: 10986

Re: My favourite Seagull & why.

I have a few Seagulls (and probably as many parts). My favorite is SJP55351. Purchased cheaply in 2007 from a Marine dealer who should have known better. He explained that it would be a good source of spare parts as it was worn out, he knew this because of the excessive vertical play with the flywhe...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I made a anticav pan!
Replies: 25
Views: 8307

Re: I made a anticav pan!

Here's a pic of one I saw in the Union Canal near Ratho. I can only imagine that it was from a design in the Southern Hemisphere.

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by Rob Ripley
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Increasing hp on a featherweight?
Replies: 17
Views: 5934

Re: Increasing hp on a featherweight?

Jon said ... .... but i was more interested in the water return pipe that sits on the top of the 102 block at the moment. Where is this pipe fitted and where does it end up? Is it the same as any conventional 102 pipe in that it's fitted to the outside of the exhaust tube ... Yes, it's the same. The...
by Rob Ripley
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Increasing hp on a featherweight?
Replies: 17
Views: 5934

Re: Increasing hp on a featherweight?

It's a complete 102 power unit that bolts onto the 40+ drive shaft with the slightly rebent 40+ water pipe. The exhaust is made up from narrow strips of welded copper, moulded into shape with a chromed finish. I did not make it. I first saw it in 2003 and in fortunitate circumstances came into posse...
by Rob Ripley
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Increasing hp on a featherweight?
Replies: 17
Views: 5934

Re: Increasing hp on a featherweight?

Here's an idea - 102 on a 40+ drive shaft and gearbox, hand made tapered exhaust, running a C100 5 blade prop.[attachment=0]DSCF8784.JPG[/attachment][attachment=0]DSCF8784.JPG[/attachment]
by Rob Ripley
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Coffee time
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Coffee time

40+ running around half throttle at Warneet, Victoria.

https://youtu.be/fEoW_itHCZ4
by Rob Ripley
Wed May 06, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Magic Transom.
Replies: 13
Views: 8449

Re: Magic Transom.

Now that's a good idea, I should have thought of that ! Ive got a spare long shaft, here fastened to a spare power unit - interested ?
by Rob Ripley
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Testing
Replies: 5
Views: 3377

Re: Testing

Looks good to me
by Rob Ripley
Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Macabre
Replies: 11
Views: 4738

Re: Macabre

Have I sold it ? No such luck ! I cleaned it up a bit, put it together, gave it a test run (to prove it runs) but no sale.

Might try again .... or might not !
by Rob Ripley
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Macabre
Replies: 11
Views: 4738

Re: Macabre

This is how I started ....
by Rob Ripley
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Macabre
Replies: 11
Views: 4738

Re: Macabre

I was going to try to sell a 'gull like that ....
by Rob Ripley
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Two Men in a Boat "Bass Straight Crossing"
Replies: 25
Views: 11916

Re: Two Men in a Boat "Bass Straight Crossing"

Interesting you say that a wooden boat a natural buoyancy, can I suggest you test that statement.
by Rob Ripley
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Two Men in a Boat "Bass Straight Crossing"
Replies: 25
Views: 11916

Re: Two Men in a Boat "Bass Straight Crossing"

Interesting discussion re the boat type/size for a Bass Straight crossing - I would think the hull (length/hog etc) should be matched to the wave or swell pattern that Bass Straight is known for. I know of an attempt to come down the Queensland coast into a swell where the propellor was often out of...
by Rob Ripley
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 10:1, 8:1, or wot ?
Replies: 12
Views: 5680

Re: 10:1, 8:1, or wot ?

AC860 before assembly and side view