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by seaward
Tue May 24, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Owner CP478N6
Replies: 20
Views: 7318

Re: New Owner CP478N6

Ok. Good to hear. Was worried there was some pin I had missed that I was now badly mangling. I'll continue to knock away at it. Hopefully it will give way soon. Thanks again all for the assistance.
by seaward
Tue May 24, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Owner CP478N6
Replies: 20
Views: 7318

Re: New Owner CP478N6

I wonder if I am missing something. I've done some gentle work with a small sledge and wood block. The lower end of the exhaust tube is moving now. There does seem to be hard stop however. The crank case moves about 1/8" and hits a hard stop. Is there some linkage I missed? http://i.imgur.com/mw6ZSq...
by seaward
Tue May 24, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Owner CP478N6
Replies: 20
Views: 7318

Re: New Owner CP478N6

Well, that was a mother of a stuck bolt. Even with copious amounts of heat, penetrating oil, waiting, wrenching, pounding. Nothing. Eventually I gave up and drilled it out, then ran a tap down the hole. Did the others too just to clean em up. So after much ado, I have four shiny threaded holes. Edit...
by seaward
Sat May 21, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anyone have the 411 for
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Anyone have the 411 for

Charles Stearns and BritishSeagullShop .com? Last update on the website says the inventory was moved to Washington State but that was 2006. Quick Google returns a business address in Shoreline WA. Right in my backyard! Would be great if there were indeed a parts source that close at hand.
by seaward
Sat May 21, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Owner CP478N6
Replies: 20
Views: 7318

Re: New Owner CP478N6

Head removed. I did manage to shear off one bolt though. Dang it! Looking at it, cant imagine why no water was flowing! Lol.
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by seaward
Thu May 19, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Owner CP478N6
Replies: 20
Views: 7318

Re: New Owner CP478N6

Thank you both. Progress reports to follow!☺
by seaward
Thu May 19, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Owner CP478N6
Replies: 20
Views: 7318

Re: New Owner CP478N6

Edit: closing the loop on my previous post. I flushed the gearbox with petrol and refilled with 140. I filled to the point where oil started running out the filler hole with the motor vertical. Hopefully this is the correct level. Regarding the ignition, .020 inches is indeed correct. Found it in th...
by seaward
Wed May 18, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Owner CP478N6
Replies: 20
Views: 7318

Re: New Owner CP478N6

Thank you, Jon. Point zero two zero on the coin is as thin as she goes. Just want to be verify, is .020 inches correct for points and plug? Also, dropping the gunk out of the gearbox now. See pic below. Pretty thick stuff. When no more drops out, I'll flush it with some petrol and fill up with 140. ...
by seaward
Tue May 17, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: 12 ft Penn Yan
Replies: 2
Views: 3956

Re: 12 ft Penn Yan

Thanks. It's got a center rib that runs the length of the boat.
by seaward
Mon May 16, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Owner CP478N6
Replies: 20
Views: 7318

Re: New Owner CP478N6

Thank you both. I will look for info on doing a basic service on this site. Good advice about raising the motor. Had that in the back of my mind as well. As far as the gearbox drip goes. Glad to hear it is common.
by seaward
Mon May 16, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: 12 ft Penn Yan
Replies: 2
Views: 3956

12 ft Penn Yan

I posted this pic in General, then saw this board. So, you get two for the price of one. :)

I've already received advice to raise the motor. I'll be looking into that.

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by seaward
Mon May 16, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Owner CP478N6
Replies: 20
Views: 7318

New Owner CP478N6

Picked up this motor at the Center for Wooden Boats annual winter sale here in Seattle. Finally got around to tinkering with it. Was worried it would be a bear to get running. The guy who sold it to me said he couldn't get it started, but all I did was screw in a new spark plug and away she went! We...