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by Charles uk
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Planing...
Replies: 25
Views: 9861

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: 9861

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: 2632

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
by Charles uk
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Home made tank
Replies: 5
Views: 3150

The straight out the back water pump housing was only used uo to the end of the SD,s, & it might just be a little shorter, but the vendor is not hiding anything in his pictures, Looks quite good, the water is fairly salty in Brisbane, I know I've contributed to it's salinity. As long as it's been lo...
by Charles uk
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Help
Topic: 90 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 5291

Hugz, you might not have at the moment, but we do! I didn't say the story was true, you would have to judge it's veracity.

Without pictures & engine numbers we cannot help further on these gearboxes.

When 140 & water mix it seems just as gloopy as when new.
by Charles uk
Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: 90 Gearbox Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 5291

Neither of these 2 Seagulls were fitted with a sealed gearbox from new. Are you sure they have seals fitted? it's not an easy job, they would both require 2 seals, 1 on the prop shaft & 1 on the pinion shaft below the water pump impeller. If they have both seals fitted & the seals are in working con...
by Charles uk
Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: My AC will go to the race!
Replies: 15
Views: 6961

Neal I don't think you should belittle these guy's efforts, tp extract more power from the summit of British outboard technoology. These worthy competitors have given a great deal of thought to their attempts, if fact Andy is thinking of taking up my offer of my Grandfather as opposed to his, as min...
by Charles uk
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: its not a seagull....but thought i'd try
Replies: 25
Views: 12953

Unitwins never managed to excite me. You don't see many nowadays, havn't been offered one for several years. Didn't everyone's view change when they transmogrified it into the Class A & B racers, the story has it that the Americans would not santion it's use as a petrol powered race engine due to it...
by Charles uk
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull powered rubbish skip, 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5031

A Kiwi mate just told me that the only rule for this race was that you had to have 2 crew for each Seagull.
by Charles uk
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull powered rubbish skip, 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5031

I hade to look on google to find out where you were. Several years ago I had a little Seagull powered hydro build in Taupo which got called Septic Tank before I even saw it, apparently it's name was derived from it's contents, was that how the name of yours came to be? Were there 3 Seagulls on the b...
by Charles uk
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Villiers coil end fixing screws size
Replies: 8
Views: 5201

Well I thought it was a 5/32 British Standard Cycle Thread as is the Magneto base plate retaining screw thread, but sumwhat larger. But your right it's the wrong od for that. I thought it was only the septic's that called us Limey, & the aussies & kiwi's that called us pommes usually followed by the...
by Charles uk
Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just wondering.
Replies: 8
Views: 5382

There are 2 styles of CDi a white Mk 3 Wipac & a brown Mk 4 Wipac. I have measure the white Mk 3 Wipac & at circa 2000 revs the spark seems to advance from the low 20's to somewhere between 25 to 28 degrees before TDC. The brown MK 4 I'm told does the same. Do not swop the flwheels around between th...
by Charles uk
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Racing a seagull !!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4899

If you can find the results for that race, you might find that an Englishman called Charles Large won it & I think that was the year I broke the Seagull Sport record, & the fastest ever around the Island including twin Seagull Sports.

The Slimey Limey did good!
by Charles uk
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Racing a seagull !!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4899

Graham there are many challenges that face us in life, making a Seagull sing was the one I decided to devote some time & thought to. You've no idea how much pleasure is derived from wizzing past a plastic bathtub powered by a 4 stroke 9hp okicoki, knowing that he's never going to be able to catch up...
by Charles uk
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1961 Century Plus: first pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 5846

Sorry to disapoint, most of the Seagull distributors carried a stock of new crankcases, as many of the seagulls that were stood leaning against the middle of the shed wall, were knocked over snapping off the tiller arm stub, needing a new crankcase. And often for a heavyly used outboard it was easie...