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by bruce nickerson
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: air bleeder screw
Replies: 3
Views: 3075

Re: air bleeder screw

A BIG DUUUUHHHH on my part. Looked at another filler cap and found the spring, swapped, and now OK.

TYVM guys.
by bruce nickerson
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: air bleeder screw
Replies: 3
Views: 3075

air bleeder screw

When I start my motor, I open the air bleeder screw on top of the tank filler cap, but the vibration of thte motor causes the screw to rotate clockwise, causing it to shut off air to the tank. What to do?
by bruce nickerson
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: boats?
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

boats?

What kinda small boats are we putting our gulls on? Round bottoms, flat bottoms, v bottoms, straight runs fore and aft, curved runs, etc? designed as row boats, sail boats, power boats, planing hulls, displacement hulls? Just asking, just curious. What shape hulls do gulls work best on? Or does it r...
by bruce nickerson
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: props
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

Re: props

how do i post pics
by bruce nickerson
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: props
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

props

I have two props, one with curved scimitar like blades, the other larger diameter with straight square end blades. Which is which, and what engines does each belong with? Does it matter which one is used if it fits?
by bruce nickerson
Wed May 30, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Should I buy it?
Replies: 5
Views: 3424

Re: Should I buy it?

Many thanks. Seller claims he can replace block for $40.00 US and then sell for $300.00. I think he's dreaming? For future reference for me, are blocks eadily available and inexpensive?
by bruce nickerson
Wed May 30, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Should I buy it?
Replies: 5
Views: 3424

Should I buy it?

Have been offered the following: I have a silver century plus $175 [US]. The water jacket surrounding the Block was patched with JB weld I am able to start it. The outboard is complete. Here is a link of the outboard starting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4aHCTiEWaM I am tempted to say no, or off...
by bruce nickerson
Mon May 21, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: weight, not oil but motor
Replies: 17
Views: 7151

Re: weight, not oil but motor

BTW, I have lost a bit of energy, but am more seasoned and experienced. My wife, God bless 'er, has so many things (painting rooms, repairing fireplace, etc) to do now that both of us are retired that I have less time for important things such as seagulls. She suggested a canary.
by bruce nickerson
Mon May 21, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: weight, not oil but motor
Replies: 17
Views: 7151

Re: weight, not oil but motor

Had a TD once. Found the key to running it was not to repair things if they were non-essential. As soon as you repaired an item, another s----t the bed. Thus when the top refused to be raised, I did not fix it for fear that once fixed, the transmission would blow. I learned to drive in the rain.
by bruce nickerson
Mon May 21, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: weight, not oil but motor
Replies: 17
Views: 7151

Re: weight, not oil but motor

Beautiful!!! I don't have the patience or skill to tackle anything like this. I spent my younger days racing an MG rather than learning woodworking skills. Now in the twighlight of my years (74 in June) I am more interested in getting on the water than butchering wood and crreating sawdust and wood ...
by bruce nickerson
Mon May 21, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: weight, not oil but motor
Replies: 17
Views: 7151

Re: weight, not oil but motor

Sorry I didn't give you the link:

http://instantboats.com/

Here's another about Dynamite Payson and Phil Bolger, originators of the Instant Boats.

http://bangordailynews.com/2011/03/26/n ... yson-dies/
by bruce nickerson
Sun May 20, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: weight, not oil but motor
Replies: 17
Views: 7151

Re: weight, not oil but motor

Rob:

Good on ya.

Check out this webaite. The boat I have almost finished is shown on thte bottom of the page. Ever build your own boat? These are as much fun as the Seagulls.
by bruce nickerson
Sun May 20, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: weight, not oil but motor
Replies: 17
Views: 7151

Re: weight, not oil but motor

Nice pic. What's her name? ENVY might be nice, as in green with...
Familiar with the Bolger/Payson "Instant Boat" series? Look up instant boats website. Nie stuff. Mine is thte "Elegant Punt." Will also be fitted with a sail.
by bruce nickerson
Fri May 18, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: weight, not oil but motor
Replies: 17
Views: 7151

Re: weight, not oil but motor

will my century plus overwhelm my pram?
by bruce nickerson
Tue May 15, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: My bad!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2674

Re: My bad!!!!

If I were not describing a really stupid thing, it would have been tied on.