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by Journeyman
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anyone with spare time?
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Anyone with spare time?

You have probably seen them , couple of little forties on the bay at the moment, one in Bristol 274110180012 and the other in North Wales, Holyhead 163958005564.

Just the thing for a winter project!

Dave.
by Journeyman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sad Death of our Webmaster
Replies: 11
Views: 3790

Re: Sad Death of our Webmaster

Sorry to hear your news John It will be a big shock for his family, my thoughts are with them.

Give my Condolences to his Family and Friends,

Dave.
by Journeyman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FREE!!!! Come get it....
Replies: 14
Views: 3462

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

Yes remember your story of this motor from when I first joined the group. Was impressed then that you managed to get the motor striped and was equaly impressed that she ran again!
A nice gesture to give her away, hope someone will take up the offer.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anneal new head gasket?
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Anneal new head gasket?

That’s a nice part of the country African Imp is west along the cost from you in Hout Bay. Do you know him? He is very enthusiastic about Seagulls.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Orkney dinghy
Replies: 11
Views: 3470

Re: Orkney dinghy

Hi John, Probably a lot of influence from the Yole in your boat, it’s difficult to tell from your photo if there is any drag to the keel? Although fitted with a transom it looks quite high so the underwater lines could be close to the double ended Yole with the raked sternpost. People tended to buil...
by Journeyman
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anneal new head gasket?
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Anneal new head gasket?

No problem, welcome to the group, where in South Africa are you?

Dave.
by Journeyman
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anneal new head gasket?
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Anneal new head gasket?

Just use it as it is, it will have been made of half hard copper, you only need to anneal when it’s been used and has become hard from being compressed.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Orkney dinghy
Replies: 11
Views: 3470

Re: Orkney dinghy

Nice traditional boat, is there any sign that she was sailed, such as a mast step on the hog or a hole through one of the thwarts? In researching your boat there are two authors I know of who wrote about boats in your area. Arthur Johnston who wrote books such as “Scottish Fishing Craft” 1936. Stuar...
by Journeyman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 9810

Re: hybrid

Hybrid, ha for a moment there I thought you might be going to convert it to potato power, some sort of gear box with a crank on the end of it! It’s finding a nut to go on the end of the crank that’s the difficult part :roll: .

Dave.
by Journeyman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Reliability

Never rely on any engine inboard, outboard, vintage or modern, an engine is more likely to get you into trouble than out of it. When I used a seagull outboard to do this years Pembroke Rally I also carried an Anchor with a length of chain and a rode, along with a good set of Oars. Just as well as I ...
by Journeyman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Long distance Seagull trip.
Replies: 14
Views: 3898

Re: Long distance Seagull trip.

125 miles with a seagull is a real feat of endurance, probably can’t hear SWMBO any more which is the one merit.
Did 25 miles last week and was glad to get out of the dingy with all the noise and smoke and get back out sailing with out an engine.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Shenanigans.
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

Re: Seagull Shenanigans.

No the inflatable did not come from Greenock Tam but I was happy to take the ferry out of there to Kilcreggan. To many monkeys at that place up on the hill for me :)

The motor is all back together with new oil and tested this afternoon, ready for the next adventure.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: My SD
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

Re: My SD

The Centuries and the Forties have square blocs with removable heads and that is the sort of motors I have rather than the round block with integral head on the 102's
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: My SD
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

Re: My SD

That looks brilliant those 102 are very elegant.
Don’t think I’ve ever seen one just the square blocks.

Dave.
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Shenanigans.
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

Re: Seagull Shenanigans.

Hi Tam, picked the inflatable up while crossing the North Channel last year on the way to the Hebrides. No blue lights, the Coast Guard was not interested once I assured them there was noone in it and no bodies! Though if I had asked for a freebie in Greenock I might have got more than Blue Lights! ...