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by woodbutchergraham
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Could we race across the English Channel?
Replies: 27
Views: 18321

Re: Could we race across the English Channel?

A trip to the Isle of white sound about it then. Milford to Yarmouth abut 5k would be far for me and my rubber duckiee! Am i missing the sence of adventure then?
by woodbutchergraham
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: SDP restoration
Replies: 62
Views: 26141

Re: SDP restoration

Try MR Muscle oven cleaner, works for me. Spray on leave for ten mins use an old tooth brush to get in all the awkward places, cleans degreases it will work great on those crank case castings.
Oh and thanks for the sunshine i had forgotten what it looked like!
by woodbutchergraham
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: Could we race across the English Channel?
Replies: 27
Views: 18321

Re: Could we race across the English Channel?

[quote]Crossing this stretch of water in a Seagull boat is equivalent to playing chicken on the M25 at 2 in the morning.[/quote]
Charles do you meen a walk across a car park ? it was the last time i was on the M25.
by woodbutchergraham
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: is this an origonal box?
Replies: 7
Views: 5326

Re: is this an origonal box?

Yes those where the days. When you could put a sign on the side of your valuable packing case to advertise what was in it. Now poor old Mr Postie has to open some packages to see if its valuable :evil:
by woodbutchergraham
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Restored??
Replies: 6
Views: 5085

Re: Restored??

Not a patch on yours Adrian still surprises me how much people will pay for these little motors. “Restoration” you would assume that the restores aim would be to return to as close as possible. Within capabilities to original condition not merely a quick flash over. Well pointed out Mr Jerseyman 8)
by woodbutchergraham
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: is this an origonal box?
Replies: 7
Views: 5326

Re: is this an origonal box?

Looks like a design for fitting inside a dinghy. The mast or boom to sit in the top the box would sit port to starboard or vice versa. Nice honest little motor but i already have a good 40+ and one more that I’m fettling though it is only 40 miles away!
by woodbutchergraham
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shh dont tell wife!
Replies: 12
Views: 7204

Re: Shh dont tell wife!

Good idea David its cold down there as it is but will need one if i install the burner.
by woodbutchergraham
Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shh dont tell wife!
Replies: 12
Views: 7204

Re: Shh dont tell wife!

I found that if i stand the degreasing bath on the top of my speakers parts wash themselves.( Thats in the workshop as im band from washing any parts in the kitchen any more) Now what you listen to is up to you but it’s a dam site cheaper than a ultrasonic cleaner: P Simples but effective. Brave man...
by woodbutchergraham
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Little 40 FV series
Replies: 63
Views: 27719

Re: Little 40 FV series

Adrian you have done a cracking job a truly superb little motor your attention to detail is impressive. Is that the original fuel line and when you lead load do you fill the tank with co2? I’m intrigued what is the next project
all the best Graham
by woodbutchergraham
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century 100 56/57
Replies: 26
Views: 14036

Re: Century 100 56/57

Like I said Jim these little engines get under your skin. When there’s something to be done, it has to be done. You have been lucky with your head, the bolts are notoriously stubborn and unpredictable. Do yourself a favour replace the bolts in stainless steel John will no doubt have all you want in ...
by woodbutchergraham
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Yes, it's Christmas....
Replies: 15
Views: 8701

Re: Yes, it's Christmas....

Non in Grimsby UK yet. But i hear Scotland has some !
Happy Christmas to all
by woodbutchergraham
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century 100 56/57
Replies: 26
Views: 14036

Re: Century 100 56/57

Thanks Jim it’s my intention to make at least one of 2012 meets. I wouldn’t mind doing the Hayling island trip but I’m sure that my 2.9m inflatable would not fit the rules. I want to meet up with some of the guys this coming year. I was looking forward to the SD meet this year up north that never wa...
by woodbutchergraham
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century 100 56/57
Replies: 26
Views: 14036

Re: Century 100 56/57

Mr Grumpy Seagull maintenance can be split in three ways. 1) Those who strip the engine after every outing. Slight obsessive but that’s what happens when you inhale too much semi- burnt 10;1mix 2) Those who follow the manufactures instructions. Never removing the head on the 40 as that’s what it say...
by woodbutchergraham
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century 100 56/57
Replies: 26
Views: 14036

Re: Century 100 56/57

Personaly i dont think it matters just dangle it over the side it helps keep you cool. Not so good if your a long way to your waterline and have only a short one! :P
please refer to previous photo
by woodbutchergraham
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Century 100 56/57
Replies: 26
Views: 14036

Re: Century 100 56/57

Now now chaps this is supposed to be a serious post. I am well aware that not all of you are brave enough to post pictures referring to your appendages. But my symphonics are as we would say up north in fine fettle. Thank you for asking 8)