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by Waggles
Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bottoms
Replies: 0
Views: 2064

Bottoms

By that I mean bottom ends of motors of course! Have read in these columns that 'late model' engines had needle roller bearings which were not good, and also some have big ends where there is no bush in the end cap ( but there is in the con rod?!?! ) I am no engineer but know that is not a good idea...
by Waggles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: King Dick 1/4 & 5/16 BSF obstruction spanners for 'Gulls
Replies: 8
Views: 6871

Hi Peter,

Got the spanner yesterday, very useful, every seagull home should have one!

thanks

Andie
by Waggles
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

Spookily enough I had just ordered a spanner set! ( How did you know Charles? :lol: ) On the subject of fuel I came across the following, they do a few sizes. Obviously not as good as a remote tank but an easy refueling option. Guess you could always paint it black and put a seagull tank transfer on...
by Waggles
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

Hi Geoff, Seen your site and followed your progress 4 a while. Did try and mail once but it bounced back as unknown at BTInternet. Perhaps you could PM me your mail address? Good point re refueling. ( There was a remote refueller I understand but never seen one, see Refueller topic under 'Wanted', t...
by Waggles
Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

Thanks niander, like I need encouragement! :lol: Charles, yes I was kind of aware, I noticed at the bottom of one of the Marston ads in the SOS site that they were available with 6v 'electric light' for 15 bob ( or similar amount ) but never actually seen one. Am intrigued, where on earth does it fit?
by Waggles
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

I know how it works NOW Charles, trouble is its too late! ( and I have been called 'eccentric' amongst other things for years! ) When I bought the 40+ off the bay some time ago I knew seagulls to be simple and reliable when sorted as my dad had one. ( To digress that poor Gull went for a swim in the...
by Waggles
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

OK guys, admit it, this is a conspiracy to get me even more addicted isn't it :lol:

OK, so I 'do' seagulls, I can 'andle it..... can't I? :wink:

I have PM'd you Mick
by Waggles
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

Aaaaaargh! I can feel a hankering for a 102 now! lucky I have time to wait! The trial idea would be fun but I guess we couldn't guarantee that any 102 I might be able to get would be as good as yours anyway, but would still be fun. Perhaps we could use a 'tractor pull' idea where you tow a lifting k...
by Waggles
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

Thanks guys.

Think I will probably go for a good motor rather than worry about reverse ( but I won't say no if I find one :wink: )

Its probably likely to be the century purely due to availability but I have to say I do rather like the look of the 102 .......

Been bitten by the bug haven't I !!
by Waggles
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

Thanks Albert, hadn't thought of the 102 as they seem rarer but will include it in my shopping list! 4-5 knots should be enough, tides in my neck of the woods rarely get to 3 plus my boat rarely exceeds 5 anyway, she is sedate, like her owner! as long as it is achievable in bad weather as you say it...
by Waggles
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

Many thanks Charles. 'Ruggedly reliable' was exactly what I had in mind so I think a good Century + would fit the bill nicely. Obviously still have the Honda so I have time to search out either a pristine example or even wait for an FNR to come up. Not too concerned about the price after the Honda! ...
by Waggles
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main yacht auxilliary?
Replies: 22
Views: 11210

Main yacht auxilliary?

Hi, New to the forum and a proud 40+ owner which I use to drive my inflatable tender. I own a 22ft Invader yacht with no inboard engine, currently powered by a very expensive, heavy and complex Honda 10hp. I was toying with a mounting bracket to use the 40+ in an emergency ( No doubt it would strugg...