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by charlesp
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Reliability

I'm pretty sure that the more modern smaller outboards are rather more fragile in general terms. I've seen Mariner/Mercury motors with holes in the water jacket, and I have had the top bearing break up in a 3.3 Mercury of my own. That one had a busted tiller arm, and more than once I've ruefully wat...
by charlesp
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: Seagull lamp

I simply can not envisage being allowed such a thing in the house.

She Who Must Be Obeyed would throw a hissy fit.
by charlesp
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Blokewithaboat
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Blokewithaboat

This member has left the building due to popular demand.
by charlesp
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: SJM 521R7

Jeremy I will pop down to the workshop tomorrow and have a look. The darkness and the chill and the Rioja persuade me not to do it right now.
by charlesp
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: SJM 521R7

Yes, that's right.
by charlesp
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: SJM 521R7

SJM23 doesn't have the cotton reels. I believe John Williams has SJM 1 - it would make sense to ask him (unless you already have, Jeremy!) The "R" does suggest a return to British Seagull for a rebuild at some point during its career. I would be surprised if the chaps at the factory didn't...
by charlesp
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: HSD engine

Nice one. Why on earth anyone would suggest turning it into an SD I have no idea! I have an AHC in the shed; it has a cap without an oil filler that is a little more streamlined and pointy than the ordinary barge pusher shape - is yours similar? Mine also has a three blade prop. It's a bit of a reli...
by charlesp
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New support BS
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: New support BS

Those are the three legs for a British Seagull motor display stand. They would bolt on to a black rectangular wooden pad which bore the logo.

I suspect it's strictly one motor for each tripod, even if they are little ones.
by charlesp
Sun May 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Model 90 woes
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: Model 90 woes

Under way!

Respect!
by charlesp
Sun May 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Model 90 woes
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Model 90 woes

It was going to be a straightforward job. 1) Take gearbox from Model 90 in the workshop that has a knackered block 2) Put gearbox onto Model 90 that's hanging on the boat transom. Surely a simple task? Only 2 nuts to undo, heave power head off, bolt it onto good leg, and off we go. But no. I bolted ...
by charlesp
Fri May 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Painting instead of chrome plating
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Re: Painting instead of chrome plating

The thing about Frost's web site is that it can be a bit of a time stealer! Bags of interesting stuff on there... But in the end, in the interests of speed, I've decided to fudge the idea. I will simply use the tube that's already attached to the gearbox I will be using. The final decision will be m...
by charlesp
Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Painting instead of chrome plating
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Painting instead of chrome plating

It's the drive shaft tube I'm talking about, on my model 90. The rust spots have gone past the acceptable stage. Chrome plating is expensive, and frankly not as good as it was, besides it takes time. So I'm going to rub it down and paint it. Those bits that left the factory sprayed silver will get a...
by charlesp
Thu May 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: prop shaft or a gearbox for OJ marston
Replies: 8
Views: 2603

Re: prop shaft or a gearbox for OJ marston

For complete authenticity it'll need a drive shaft tube, too, 'coz the clutched version will have the threaded hole at the top. Is there any possibility this could have been a pre-war conversion done, perhaps, by British Seagull? Does yours have the pen nib extension at the bottom of the exhaust tub...
by charlesp
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brass bracket.
Replies: 19
Views: 5112

Re: Brass bracket.

Quite a few of these have turned up over the years, usually fitted to a wartime motor. After the war loads of motors were sold off as war surplus - there's an Arthur Bray advert somewhere for ex-ministry motors at a handsome discount when compared with the new British Seagull prices. The ones suppli...
by charlesp
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 102 ?
Replies: 23
Views: 6032

Re: 102 ?

That's an interesting serial. The SN motors are very scarce, in fact I don't think I have ever seen a complete one. It would have originally had a steel tank. Photos would be of immense interest; the information available about these motors is almost non-existent. Does it have the finned block? What...

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