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by skipper20
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How to Stop a Seagull
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: How to Stop a Seagull

Tried this by rotating the tiller bar up to slacken the cable but engine still ran. What about repositioning the throttle lever assembly on the bar? I noticed there are 2 screws on the assembly that if loosened would allow it to slide back and forth. Being in a different position on the bar would ch...
by skipper20
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How to Stop a Seagull
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

How to Stop a Seagull

My newly acquired 40 Plus w/clutch EFPC 398AA0 starts and runs fine but the only way I can stop it is to choke it till it floods and shuts down. Hopefully this isn't SOP. Is there a better way?

Bill in Seattle
by skipper20
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: EFPC Starts OK but Won't Stop
Replies: 10
Views: 7266

EFPC Starts OK but Won't Stop

Picked up a nice 40 Plus with clutch and recoil start today. Engine # is EFPC 398AA0. Starts fine, runs smooth and idles down nicely but won't stop. Is there a stop button hidden somewhere or does the throttle cable just need adjusting? There is a large screw head in the middle of the throttle lever...
by skipper20
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New (to me) 40+
Replies: 26
Views: 10061

New (to me) 40+

Hello All, this weekend I purchased a 40 + engine #FP 106C0 in running condition for US$100. It's a perfect fit for the transom on my 12' SF Bay Pelican sailboat as I can leave the outboard bracket exactly where it is. The drive shaft tube is corroded, the tank needs a new filler cap and the spark p...
by skipper20
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shaft length - 40 Plus
Replies: 14
Views: 6410

Re: Shaft length - 40 Plus

Hi Bill On the main site, choose 'Range of British Seagull Models', then select 'Forty/Centuries'. You'll see the sheet I copied immediately, click it to enlarge. Or, right-click the image in the post and choose 'save image as' then open it with Windows picture viewer. I expect this will be the def...
by skipper20
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shaft length - 40 Plus
Replies: 14
Views: 6410

Re: Shaft length - 40 Plus

That General Characteristics comparison sheet is nice but I haven't been able to find the original on the main site. The print in the copy you sent is too small and fuzzy for me to read. Where should I be looking? Thanks!

Bill in Seattle
by skipper20
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shaft length - 40 Plus
Replies: 14
Views: 6410

Re: Shaft length - 40 Plus

Thanks for your input but it just dawned on me that instead of anguishing over shaft length I can just unbolt the transom bracket and remount it a few inches lower to get the desired shaft length. Problem solved!

Bill in Seattle
by skipper20
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Not really the right seagull?
Replies: 28
Views: 11047

Re: Not really the right seagull?

I think you have the answer in the Silver Century Plus brochure you posted. It says in part that the motor is suitable for sea-going displacement hull craft 16-20 feet. NOT suitable for light dinghies. You have the latter. Yes, I would see if your FIL will swap your Silver Century for that 40 Plus y...
by skipper20
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shaft length - 40 Plus
Replies: 14
Views: 6410

Shaft length - 40 Plus

OK, I'll try my question from a different angle - what's the driveshaft length for a so-called "standard" shaft 40 Plus? TIA,

Bill in Seattle
by skipper20
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shaft Lengths
Replies: 0
Views: 4478

Shaft Lengths

What's the difference in the shaft length of a 40 Featherweight standard and a 40 Plus long shaft? I obtained a nice Featherweight yesterday in a trade and I was surprised at how short it is: 2 1/2" shorter than my Merc 3.3 so-called short shaft! I'm thinking of pairing the Featherweight up with a c...
by skipper20
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Leakage
Replies: 4
Views: 3010

Re: Fuel Leakage

That's it exactly, Thanks!
by skipper20
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Leakage
Replies: 4
Views: 3010

Fuel Leakage

My Silver Century #WSL 617JJ6 has what appears to be 10:1 fuel mix leaking from the bottom of the exhaust tube. It's not coming out in copious amounts but enough to be noticeable. It started after I ran the engine excessively hot in a barrel not knowing I was supposed to remove the prop. I have not ...
by skipper20
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: No water flow
Replies: 6
Views: 4120

Re: No water flow

I've had the same problem - no water flow. While I haven't been running it in a bucket, I do use a large barrel. I'll try it with the prop off and report back. Thanks!

Bill in Seattle
by skipper20
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Extra Long Long Shaft?
Replies: 5
Views: 3172

Re: Extra Long Long Shaft?

Drive shaft tube length is 24.5" so no such thing as an extra long long shaft. However, that is longer for most, if not all, outboards sold here in the U.S. Brands such as Mercury, Yamaha, Suzuki, Tohatsu, Honda, et all, have shaft lengths of 15" for short and 20" for long. Not sure why. Anyone care...
by skipper20
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Extra Long Long Shaft?
Replies: 5
Views: 3172

Extra Long Long Shaft?

Did Seagull make 2 LS versions? My Silver #WSL 617JJ6 seems to have an extra long shaft. If that is the case, why the extra length?

Bill in Seattle