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by Charles uk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1/4 scale
Replies: 13
Views: 1898

Re: 1/4 scale

Adrian we've looked into that, long & hard, a working cylinder is a major task. 5 sand cores & the required moulds. Cast iron liner with all the ports in the right location, & the integral base retaining flange & a very complicated multi part core. And several fixtures for machining the base, bore, ...
by Charles uk
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Marston Twin

There might be more than that, but many Marston owners don't want their treasures all over the internet.
by Charles uk
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Marston Twin

Perhaps a look at the SOS main pages & then a read through the Marston Seagull page, might answer your questions.
by Charles uk
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: The Great Annual Waikato River Seagull Outboard Regatta
Replies: 14
Views: 2982

Re: The Great Annual Waikato River Seagull Outboard Regatta

We've been locked down for so long (toward the end of last year) we no longer remember the expression for un locked down.
by Charles uk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: The Great Annual Waikato River Seagull Outboard Regatta
Replies: 14
Views: 2982

Re: The Great Annual Waikato River Seagull Outboard Regatta

Here's a mail I got yesterday with a link to a nice film. Hi Seagull Lovers, In 2019 Rach and I had a great time doing this regatta, unfortunately we now live in Perth, Australia so can't make it this year :-( Good luck with the 2021 event, and if anyone has a friend who is unsure, tell them if two ...
by Charles uk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: The Great Annual Waikato River Seagull Outboard Regatta
Replies: 14
Views: 2982

Re: The Great Annual Waikato River Seagull Outboard Regatta

One thing the Kiwi's can do is organise a Seagull regatta, they might be very poor at organising a Pandemic, I think it was only 3 infections of Covid last month, very poor! We (the Pommes) scored more than 200,000, that's a proper score! I think this is their way of eliminating the competition! Sor...
by Charles uk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: The Great Annual Waikato River Seagull Outboard Regatta
Replies: 14
Views: 2982

The Great Annual Waikato River Seagull Outboard Regatta

From: Rex Charlton <rexcharlton@gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:02 AM Subject: The Great Annual Waikato River Seagull Outboard Regatta Ahoy Seagullians It's all go again for The Longest Annual Seagull Outboard Journey in the World. Totalling 142Km over 2 Days. Being held this Easter ...
by Charles uk
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Mks 2 and 3 ignitions voltage
Replies: 13
Views: 2708

Re: Mks 2 and 3 ignitions voltage

Interesting fuel taps where did they come from?

So if it sparks at A can we assume 10 KVA, if B = 20 KVA, C = 30 KVA, 40 KVA, isn't that what I implied?

Most owners don't fasten the throttle cable to the tiller arm as you run the risk of kinking the cable outer.
by Charles uk
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Marston Register Wish List.
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

The Marston Register Wish List.

The Marston Register is not only a list of all the Marston Seagulls known to be in captivity. But also supports three other databases :- The Marston Wish list, Which is a list of all the members who have expressed an interest in ending up as the custodian of a Marston Seagull, without the aggravatio...
by Charles uk
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Mks 2 and 3 ignitions voltage
Replies: 13
Views: 2708

Re: Mks 2 and 3 ignitions voltage

I thought that was the purpose of these devices, that you set the gap small, test you get a spark, open the gap in increments until no spark, then return to the last setting where there was a good spark, should gives the voltage at starting revs, I think you'll find a chart in the instructions givin...
by Charles uk
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ebay laugh out loud thread..
Replies: 167
Views: 112995

Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

It might be genuine, to know for sure you have to wear it in bed, oily mark on the sheets = made in Poole!
by Charles uk
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: British Seagull Outboard Racing Cylinder Head.
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: British Seagull Outboard Racing Cylinder Head.

Yes that the one the racing boys call the "High compression head".

Plus they prefer them un bead blasted!
by Charles uk
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: British Seagull Outboard Racing Cylinder Head.
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: British Seagull Outboard Racing Cylinder Head.

I think that add was co-written by Enid Blyton.

A late LLS Century 100.
by Charles uk
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 47
Views: 11179

Re: FVs

Yes that's right, but as soon as you have some reactive iron available to the electrolyte then the Aluminium will also become an anode & we've all seen what that does to the head & crankcase. It's very difficult to say for sure, we're talking about the very late 1940's early 50's, severe material sh...
by Charles uk
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 47
Views: 11179

Re: FVs

If it was Zinc on these gasket plates it would be the first thing to corrode galvanically.

Do any of our readers have ready access to an XRF so we could find out for sure?