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by croweater
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Paddlewheelers at Mildura
Replies: 11
Views: 2677

Re: Paddlewheelers at Mildura

Will take you up on that offer :) The PS Adelaide arrived in Mildura yesterday and the PS Oscar W would be in Wentworth today they have steamed from opposite ends of the Murray River. http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r563/Bezzajohn/25augustdeparture71.jpg PS Adelaide leaving Echuca on the 25th Au...
by croweater
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Paddlewheelers at Mildura
Replies: 11
Views: 2677

Re: Paddlewheelers at Mildura

Heading up Saturday morning we are probabaly going to regret not taking Bitzan. Will try and get a
photo of the Green Bean amongst the old steamers, Weather forecast looks good over the weekend.

John
by croweater
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Help
Topic: 1967 Century Rebuild
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: 1967 Century Rebuild

Dismantled the motor the only major worry is that the con rod is tight on the bigend and the two screws that locate the cap were just over finger tight. Is there a set way to assemble the rod and cap, dont know why the previous owner dismantled the motor as no new parts have been used. Next job is t...
by croweater
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Help
Topic: 1967 Century Rebuild
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: 1967 Century Rebuild

The Tinker said "you would probably better to find a silver century, century 100s seem to be a little low on power" I have read the Silver Century is the best model for racing, I am after a reliable motor that will run all day at 2/3 throttle. Will the Silver Century Barrel fit the Century 100, will...
by croweater
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Help
Topic: 1967 Century Rebuild
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

1967 Century Rebuild

This is the first of two Century motors I hope to have rebuilt and sorted by January 2013. Then I plan to do a three day run down the Murray River to check their reliability and my fitness if all goes well we will do the Seagull Murray River Marathon later in the year. I paid $20 for this gem a barg...
by croweater
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: what breaks the most ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4449

Re: what breaks the most ?

Thanks guys some valuable tips there. I had thought about doing a 14mm plug conversion has anyone done this. I converted a couple of old pomy bikes one being a Sun Autocycle with a 98cc Villiers Junior Delux motor, it was a pain to start as I could not pedal the thing. After the conversion I could s...
by croweater
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Events and Racing Seagulls
Topic: what breaks the most ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4449

Re: what breaks the most ?

Good question Rob I to have been wondering what are the Seagulls weak areas, how to prepare one for a marathon run, what prop to fit, should I change the gearbox oil daily, will anything vibrate loose, what spares do I need etc. Early next year I plan to to do 135km run on the Murray River to test m...
by croweater
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Salt Water Classic - South Australia 21-22 April
Replies: 5
Views: 2549

Re: Salt Water Classic - South Australia 21-22 April

Photo's were taken on Sunday at Stansbury, not many Seagulls this year we were planing to take Bitzan over but having to insure her put us off. It's a top event Saturday is based at Port Vincent boats are on display in the marina and there is a full on water program. Sunday the event moves south 10 ...
by croweater
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mystery Outboard
Replies: 12
Views: 6469

Re: Mystery Outboard

Thanks Collector Inspector mystery solved.

I did come across a lawn mower that had the same or a very similar motor
it was called the Myer Pathfinder.

Next will it run!

Thanks John
by croweater
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mystery Outboard
Replies: 12
Views: 6469

Re: Mystery Outboard

Thanks for the response. Keith P, Thats it at 55 seconds and what a neat collection. Charles uk, I don't think the carb is original as it has a cable opperated choke, probably came off a Japanese scooter. I agree its not English the quality of the leg doesn't match the tinware on the motor. Will che...
by croweater
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mystery Outboard
Replies: 12
Views: 6469

Mystery Outboard

Anyone Know what this Ole Girl is or was, saved it from a trip to the dump.

John

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by croweater
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Hartley TS16
Replies: 7
Views: 8917

Re: Hartley TS16

Blista

Interesting subject I to have been researching for a suitable boat to do the "Summit to Sea". The Design I favor at present is the Flint by Ross Lillistone. This may change as most of the information available suggests a long flat bottomed design are best for Seagull Motors.

John