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by secretagentmole
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: chinese manufacturing
Replies: 13
Views: 3878

Re: chinese manufacturing

Problem is with Chinese manufacturing is that they build to a price. It has happened in two of hobbies already. Airguns and Motorbikes. In airguns SMK have been importing Chinese manufactured rifles and pistols for decades. The humble B2 is a pile of pants, a loose conglomeration of parts that occas...
by secretagentmole
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Thats life..please donate
Replies: 8
Views: 3155

Re: Thats life..please donate

Please help, wife and 2 Seagulls to support!
by secretagentmole
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV 8905 Forty for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2862

Re: FV 8905 Forty for sale

Oyster 49 wrote:I see that seagull are now selling driveshafts again. I'm sure SOS will be able to provide the same.

http://www.sheridanmarine.com/product/b ... ive-shafts


Should I rebuild the 40 Minus?
by secretagentmole
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How many pulls to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 5360

Re: How many pulls to start?

Bet I won't be able to do that again! And why not? If you have good fresh fuel and started only the day before there is no reason why it should not start first time, espicially if you stop the engine with your hand over the carb! I just throttled down. Have not dared try to start it today. I am goi...
by secretagentmole
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How many pulls to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 5360

How many pulls to start?

Got up this morning and decided to have another go at starting the engine from cold again.
2 thirds throttle, open petrol tank screw, close choke, pull full tap, flood carb, wind cord, pull.
Starts first pull.
Bet I won't be able to do that again!
by secretagentmole
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Some swine insulted my Seagull this morning!
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Some swine insulted my Seagull this morning!

Trying to track down some TC-W3 oil, phoned a chandlers in Ely, asked if they sold 2 stroke oil, yes they do. TC-W3. no. TC-W2. no. Just ordinary 2 stroke oil like you use in chainsaws. But that is not right for my outboard, what outboard have you got? A Seagull. Well they were obsolete 50 years ago...
by secretagentmole
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull at sea.
Replies: 24
Views: 7664

Re: Seagull at sea.

Or put another way, the SJ series of motors was a continuation from the previous series of outboards in the "little model 40" series e.g. F,FV,FVP and LS although some folks seem to frown on the LS as not being within the same family of engines. The jury is still out on that one... The SJ...
by secretagentmole
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull at sea.
Replies: 24
Views: 7664

Re: Seagull at sea.

So you have a 40 minus 4 blade hydro prop and a 40 minus cloverleaf prop, its not a weed free prop, and most probably off a SJM, not a common prop and very hard to find if you wanted one. The parts outboard I bought was an SJM, http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/mikecarter1969/media/40%20Minus/DSCF1...
by secretagentmole
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Finally a decent boat!
Replies: 11
Views: 5074

Re: Finally a decent boat!

How about "TeeBee" as in Tin Bath!
by secretagentmole
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull at sea.
Replies: 24
Views: 7664

Re: Seagull at sea.

So you have a 40 minus 4 blade hydro prop and a 40 minus cloverleaf prop, its not a weed free prop, and most probably off a SJM, not a common prop and very hard to find if you wanted one. Oh I thought it was a weedfree looking at the shape, it does say 40 minus on it! http://s1036.photobucket.com/u...
by secretagentmole
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull at sea.
Replies: 24
Views: 7664

Re: Seagull at sea.

headdownarseup wrote:Secret agent, i've sent you a PM about those props :P

Jon


PM replied to Jon,

Mike
by secretagentmole
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wilbur Flies Again.
Replies: 0
Views: 2269

Wilbur Flies Again.

Many of you remember my panicked requests for help in resurrecting Wilbur and the jubilation in getting a spark. Well Wilbur needed other work and other spares and I was reluctant to go carb diving. I have rebuilt motorcycle carburettors, however the carb failing on the A47 is a lot easier to fix or...
by secretagentmole
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull at sea.
Replies: 24
Views: 7664

Re: Seagull at sea.

Also most of the rest of a 40 minus too!
by secretagentmole
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull at sea.
Replies: 24
Views: 7664

Re: Seagull at sea.

Cheers guys. It looks faster than it actually went, and that was with the tidal flow. Going against the flow was markedly more effort. But I was impressed with wat is effectively only a 2 and a bit hp eggwisk :mrgreen: . I also bumped (not literally. ..) into another Seagull owner, who was using it...
by secretagentmole
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: It is called Wilbur now!
Replies: 19
Views: 5586

Re: It is called Wilbur now!

Addition to last message.

Had it running in the tank, it responds well to the throttle.
Shuts off on throttle too!
Eager to start, ready to go.
Another seagull flies again!

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