Search found 48 matches

by Silver Surfer
Wed May 13, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Stupid question.
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Stupid question.

So-Probably a ridiculous question, but I'll ask anyway. Long story short - I obtained an old Loftus Benner 16 foot Cabin Boat, with a 20hp Mercury installed. I have my Century as an Auxiliary, but then the Mercury went BANG! and died, before I even got it in the water. Here's the stupid question - W...
by Silver Surfer
Fri May 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Spark plug diagnostic / sea trials
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Spark plug diagnostic / sea trials

With you saying the engine was 'running cool' that would explain the slight oil residue on the threads and barrel of the Plug. The actual combustion zone colour at the tip seems to be more or less perfect. I wouldn't stress about it. 8)
by Silver Surfer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: As of Today
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: As of Today

I went through approximately the same process a couple of years ago, and it's thoroughly enjoyable from now on, mate. Have fun! 8)
by Silver Surfer
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: Sad sudden death of our Webmaster
Replies: 5
Views: 5250

Re: Sad sudden death of our Webmaster

I'd love to, John, but I'm nowhere near Computer Literate enough. To tell the truth, I'm rather surprised that you haven't had any offers of help. Surely SOMEONE on here would be able to take something like this on?
by Silver Surfer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sad Death of our Webmaster
Replies: 11
Views: 3819

Re: Sad Death of our Webmaster

It would be a nice gesture for the Forum to show how much his work was appreciated - count me in for any plans you suggest.
Condolences to all Family and Friends. He'll be missed.
by Silver Surfer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FREE!!!! Come get it....
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: FREE!!!! Come get it....

...but...but...but... I'm an Old - Timer as well, and I can remember the old superstition that Women were bad luck to have on board, hence Cabin 'boy'. I can't be bothered with all this new - fangled PC nonsense! :P
by Silver Surfer
Fri May 25, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Seabee ID
Replies: 6
Views: 3971

Re: Seabee ID

No problem. Hope you get it sorted. 8)
by Silver Surfer
Tue May 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Couldn't resist
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: Couldn't resist

Nice one! :twisted:
by Silver Surfer
Sat May 19, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Seabee ID
Replies: 6
Views: 3971

Re: Seabee ID

Engine parts are still available for most of the range of Sea Bee outboards, please contact:-
Mark Newby at outboard-collector@tesco.net
For new and some second hand parts.
Repair and Restoration services are also available from M.Newby.

8)
by Silver Surfer
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Anything free cheap
Replies: 2
Views: 2768

Re: Anything free cheap

Looking forward to the thread. 8)
by Silver Surfer
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: No!
Replies: 18
Views: 9363

Re: No!

Hacksaw, Angle Grinder, two boats for the price of one - Sorted! :twisted:
by Silver Surfer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shaft length - 40 Plus
Replies: 14
Views: 5983

Re: Shaft length - 40 Plus

I was told (by my Aussie Relatives) that it was spelled POME, but pronounced "Pommie" which originally stood for Prisoner Of Mother England (As most of the first Colonists were) :lol: As to The Ashes, Bill...A Looooong time ago, when England were still a 'World Power' a team of Aussies came over, an...
by Silver Surfer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 10:1 Fuel Mix
Replies: 10
Views: 5334

Re: 10:1 Fuel Mix

A quick 'Google" reveals that there are 128 ounces in a US Gallon, Bill. A tenth of that is 12.8 ounces, (or 13 if you can't be that precise) 8)
by Silver Surfer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 25:1 Fuel Mix?
Replies: 4
Views: 3592

Re: 25:1 Fuel Mix?

We had a little thread about this very subject fairly recently, and the general consensus seemed to be "Why take the chance?" It was designed to run on 10-1, so to run it on 25-1 without any modifications seems a bit risky. (to me) 'Outsiders' don't take into account the old school design, and the f...
by Silver Surfer
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Fixing the 20 footer
Replies: 34
Views: 18397

Re: Fixing the 20 footer

The afore-mentioned Son-In-Law recommended the site, and I'm glad he did. I transferred all my Images over from Photof*ckit, and then cancelled my Account with the greedy sods forever! What I really like about it is that it's easy to use, even for computer numptys like me! 8)