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by Charles uk
Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What is a "5R"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1072

It's a fully bearing Kingfisher powerhead on a Yamaha FNR leg.

They made not very many in 1993.

There is a brouchure on the main site somewhere.
by Charles uk
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: fuel 25 /1 whats best way to measure
Replies: 15
Views: 5088

Almost identical to a Seagull 5R except the 5R has a steel needle roller con rod with a removable big end pin. The reeds control the induction timing , the hand cut piston can only affect the transfer timing on the top surface of the piston, the cut out will only ease access to the shortened transfe...
by Charles uk
Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SD Prop.. I hope!
Replies: 13
Views: 3397

If that has the well for the prop spring it's a SD wartime prop it's not the right shape for the DON prop
by Charles uk
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: fuel 25 /1 whats best way to measure
Replies: 15
Views: 5088

Gentlemen I'm a little concerned that all the 2 stroke oils your talking about are for air cooled engines. I suggest that you start your Seagull let it run for 10 minutes in your test tank & then place your hand on the cylinder, then try doing the same with anything you have that's air cooled, t...
by Charles uk
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: fuel 25 /1 whats best way to measure
Replies: 15
Views: 5088

If you look at a pre war petrol tank, the fuel mix quantities were given in Imperial & Metric measures.
by Charles uk
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: NZ Race
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Hugo PM John Crighton, the one with a very quick 102 in the planing thread. He will furnish you with all the details. Starts Lake Karapiro then north to Hoods Landing (almost Port Waikato) I've just had a look on google earth , I think the Kiwi's must have slipped someone at google a drink , the int...
by Charles uk
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HeliCoils in alloy heads - for 40TPI
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

2 more sleeps till you get cold & wet.
On reflection Bermuda has got a lot going for it.
by Charles uk
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1961 Century Plus: first pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 3566

The electric drill is the last stage.
The first move is CLEAN & SET THE POINTS and every other contact you can find down the spark trail, the flywheel does not have to come off to do the points, every Seagull that has stood for more than 6 months usually needs this treatment.
by Charles uk
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Planing...
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

As you will know from looking at the pictures, the little yellow boat I borrowed in NZ had a fully imersed prop whereas the grey one was surface piercing, a gentleman with your knowledge will be able to estimate the performance improvement if there was any. Both of the big races, can on a medium to ...
by Charles uk
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Planing...
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Nice to see your input JC, can you see if you can encourage any of your country men that are more computer literate than you or I, to post a few pictures here, that they think will demonstrate their achievments.
by Charles uk
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Planing...
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

The Waikato Seagull race is 87 miles over 2 days. The Andy Pandy suit is just common sense, have a look on Google Earth at the Waikato, it flows north from Lake Taupo through Hamilton almost to Auckland. The race starts in the outlet from a hydro electric power station at Karapiro, nobody swimming t...
by Charles uk
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: its not a seagull....but thought i'd try
Replies: 25
Views: 7771

The rope sheave holes are I think 2 BA, I think your motor is the type that requires a puller tool that has three holes that correspond with these holes with a central threaded hole that a pointed bolt goes through, which on screwing in pulls the flywheel.
by Charles uk
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Planing...
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

The Grandad thing has been stopped,
now all participants must wear a regulation lifejacket.

So half filling a 2 litre plastic coke bottle with his ashes is just outside the rules, even though he floated real well in my bath & salt water is more bouyant.
by Charles uk
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Planing...
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

This is Ross Leger using a 102, taken during the Great Waikato Seagull race a couple of years ago.
This is how fast a good 102 will go!
Notice the fuel top up system from a tank in the front, & where the weight has to be.
No life jacket but a survival suit instead.

Ross is a very quick boy!
by Charles uk
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Winter Storage Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

H-A

What worries me is, that I think that picture was taken in my bedroom, why would anyone need to park, such an elegant old lady on a bedroom door?
The obvious thing to do would be to move the SD over that was already in the bed & ask the AC if she wanted to join it.

Two sisters

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