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Raya
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Retirement Project

Post by Raya » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:59 am

I bought this 63 model 102 about 10 years ago. I finally got around to "doing it up" and finished the project yesterday. The motor is in good condition with little rust in the head, and starts easily.

My association with Seagulls dates back to when I was young. My father bought seagulls (and Anzanis) for our plywood dinghy which I began using as soon as I was old enough to master the rope start. There weren't in very good condition and I used to venture out against the tide so that I could row home easily if they wouln't start (which was often). My uncle gave me a Seagull when I was 15 and this one was more reliable. I only kept it for a couple of years until I traded it for a Matchless motorcycle.

I intend to use the 102 occasionally on my tinnie to go fishing with the grandkids.
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Hugz
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Hugz » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:11 am

That has come up very nicely indeed! Qld?

Raya
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Raya » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:56 am

Thanks Hutz.
Yes, I'm in Qld, at the Gold Coast.

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Re: Retirement Project

Post by croweater » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:13 am

Very nice looking forward to photos when you use it.
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by AusAnzani » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:40 am

Beautifully restored. Well done!

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Re: Retirement Project

Post by african imp » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:56 am

That really is a nice looking restoration, well done, please post images of it in use.

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Roy Hout Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa.

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Oyster 49
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Oyster 49 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:56 pm

Great job, enjoy using it 8)

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Re: Retirement Project

Post by blokewithaboat » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:48 pm

I wonder if the matchless is still looking as good as your 102?

Nice job that.

Raya
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Raya » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:11 am

Took the 102 for a run on the river today with my granddaughter. The outboard ran fine but, after about 5 minutes running, it stopped dead and would not restart. I had to row back to the ramp glad that the test run was against the tide. My initial thought was that the coil had failed when it got hot but I found that the issued was a fouled plug. I guess that there was some loose carbon floating around in the cylinder. With a cleaned up plug, the outboard ran fine in the test tank for ten minutes. Lesson learned is take a plug spanner with me on the next test run.
ready to go.jpg
A fouled plug put an end to the test run.
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by geofflena » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:30 am

I envy you 'rivers' that look like the Bahamas ! 8)

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Charles uk
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Charles uk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:53 am

Can you take a picture of the far bank, it looks a bit like Mangroves, flies & mossies over there.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Raya » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:11 pm

Yes, there are mangrove trees on the far bank. The area is a nature reserve, so no development. I like mangrove trees. They act as natural filtration units for the water and are a nursery for the fish and crabs that breed in the river. They also breed mosquitoes and sand flies, which can become a bit of a problem if we have rain at the same time as the spring tides, as happened this year. The council regularly sprays for mosquitoes from helicopters. I think that this is probably more a PR excercise than a practical one.

Here is a photo of the other bank showing the mangrove trees. My grandson caught a rather large stingray (released) soon after the picture was taken.
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Charles uk
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Charles uk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:34 pm

That cable tie on the tiller arm will probably kink the throttle cable if the tiller arm is raised vertical!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:05 pm

Good job on the rebuild, look great.

Valid point about cable tie, throttle cable often better left hanging loose from previous experience.

Who hasn't got a Forty Plus or a featherweight with a kinked cable, caused by the cable going through the hole in the tiller mount.

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Re: Retirement Project

Post by croweater » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:57 am

Raya wrote:Took the 102 for a run on the river today with my granddaughter. The outboard ran fine but, after about 5 minutes running, it stopped dead and would not restart. I had to row back to the ramp glad that the test run was against the tide. My initial thought was that the coil had failed when it got hot but I found that the issued was a fouled plug. I guess that there was some loose carbon floating around in the cylinder. With a cleaned up plug, the outboard ran fine in the test tank for ten minutes. Lesson learned is take a plug spanner with me on the next test run.

ready to go.jpg

A fouled plug put an end to the test run.

ready to go.jpg
Looks great on the tinnie, make a tool kit I use a tool roll in it I have a;
Spark Plug never needed one touch wood.
Prop Spring & Split Pin used a few of these sand bars, snags and some poor buggers trousers have broken mine thought we had hooked a body on the leg it was that heavy when tilting the motor.
Pull cord some of mine have seem to jump overboard, had one break once.
Zip ties.
A few spanner's, pliers, screwdriver etc.

John

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