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by dartmoor
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Villiers Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Villiers Carb

Yep, I think I will leave it be. It just is so willing to start and run. Best featherweight I have ever had!
by dartmoor
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Villiers Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Villiers Carb

Many thanks for that - very helpful. The featherweight starts a treat - literally first pull from cold. I have noticed that when you turn the fuel off, it strokes faster on the last 30 seconds of fuel. So maybe it is 4 stroking when the fuel is on, and as the fuel starts to run out, the mixture weak...
by dartmoor
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Villiers Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Villiers Carb

Hi, I have returned to a Seagull after years of disloyalty with a couple of small Suzuki's. I have a great 40 featherweight which had a dead ignition, but swapped it out for a Wipac mk4 with recoil and it's all good now. Still on a 10:1 carb. I have noticed that the needle screw is not level with th...
by dartmoor
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ultra Rare Seagull 5
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

Ultra Rare Seagull 5

Just spotted this on Gumtree. Does anyone want a real challenge?

http://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks-j ... 1124582852
by dartmoor
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Yamaha 5HP Aircooled Standard Shaft
Replies: 0
Views: 2340

Yamaha 5HP Aircooled Standard Shaft

In superb condition - probably the quietest most refined and best engineered air cooled small outboard ever made. No faults - it is perfect and has been really well looked after and maintained.

Collect from South Devon - offers around £300
by dartmoor
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Boomerang effect
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Seagull Boomerang effect

Yep - a seagull smokes like a cigar too...

My two favourite seagulls have gotta be 40plus with clutch, and Curlew (the latter I covet - yet to find a working one having let a good one go years ago, not realising just how nice it was!)
by dartmoor
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Boomerang effect
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Seagull Boomerang effect

I thought I'd kicked the habit of these engines for good - I retained one nice featherweight for nostalgia. I dabbled around other old outboards, which of course were more sophisticated, much quieter, more powerful, and of course, less messy. Not wanting to buy a new hyper expensive 4 stroke, I had ...
by dartmoor
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 170
Replies: 1
Views: 980

170

Nice one on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-seagu ... 2518.l4276

But look the poor thing being over revved in neutral - ouch for the 170 bearings...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iqRuJ0 ... kg&index=1
by dartmoor
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Seagull Curlew
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: Seagull Curlew

Sounds good news - I will contact John when he's back. Yes, will try and get this right as it is very rare and a nice one to have. This one is quite late - locking thumbscrews and twist grip throttle, silver paint and "Seagull 4" blue logo on it.

Is it rare for the ignition units to fail?
by dartmoor
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Seagull Curlew
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: Seagull Curlew

phil wrote:Points likely need cleaning. Sorry don't know the flywheel routine. Tried google yet? Sometimes surprising what you can find there.


No points as it is a sealed unit I am afraid
by dartmoor
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Seagull Curlew
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: Seagull Curlew

Managed to get the flywheel off quite easily using wd40 and the conventional method used for older seagulls. Came off first tap on flywheel nut - so nothing damaged! Hard to see whats wrong as you say - HT lead has one slight nick out of it, but only a tiny bit on the rubber casing. I really need to...
by dartmoor
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Seagull Curlew
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Seagull Curlew

Hi, just recently acquired a late seagull curlew. It won't start at all - I have tried all the obvious things - new spark plug, checked gap, fresh fuel mix, cleaned carb etc. Unusually the spark is almost non-existent - undetectable - just a tiny pulse if you put your finger there rather than any ou...
by dartmoor
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Crankcase seal - 40 Plus
Replies: 16
Views: 3677

Re: Crankcase seal - 40 Plus

May all come down to price - I would think the cost of the new gasket, new rings and any other parts might exceed the cost of buying replacement power head/crank/crank case complete. It does seem as is buying a complete engine from ebay is actually the cheapest way of sourcing parts, as the individu...
by dartmoor
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Crankcase seal - 40 Plus
Replies: 16
Views: 3677

Re: Crankcase seal - 40 Plus

hi dartmoor when you were "testing" your motor were you running it in a bin. if yes (and maybe you had the prop still attached which won't do it many favours) the winey noises could be coming from the gearbox? just have a quick look to see if its got any oil in there? a "dry" ge...
by dartmoor
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Crankcase seal - 40 Plus
Replies: 16
Views: 3677

Re: Crankcase seal - 40 Plus

Definitely not terminal, but you would have to pull the motor apart to fix the problem and at the same time you could see what the condition is of the internal parts. Its normally worn crank bushes that will course more of a problem with starting and running. Its up to you if you wish to live with ...

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