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by david doyle
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A sharp intake of breath..(Way off topic)
Replies: 5
Views: 3684

Re: A sharp intake of breath..(Way off topic)

1) Technical socks? Does anyone believe this sort of stuff, is it the Emperors New Socks story? I do not know about 'technical' but I do know about frostbite in -50 c and blisters at 2500 meters with 40 kms down slope to the truck. I would not pay that price for a pair of socks but I do own thin sil...
by david doyle
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Totally gutted
Replies: 19
Views: 10017

Re: Totally gutted

But Charles, would anyone ever steal a seagull outboard :D
by david doyle
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Totally gutted
Replies: 19
Views: 10017

Re: Totally gutted

Sometimes it is best to walk away and let nature take it's course. Yeah yeah social responsibility etc but this guy is going to know it was you who called him in and it is likley that the motor was stolen 10 years ago and has had 3 owners since. I would not balance the pressure you are recieving but...
by david doyle
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Totally gutted
Replies: 19
Views: 10017

Re: Totally gutted

Or more likely one will turn up where some guy cared for it and now 'she who is in possesion' wants some money!
by david doyle
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Little 40 and No Interest?
Replies: 21
Views: 9042

Re: Little 40 and No Interest?

wisdom of the little forty design, with its through bolts surrounded by sea water Lack of 4 extra boring/threading operations, reduced material, ease of casting etc etc. The wisdom part was likely brilliance in so far as they were able to produce a recreational product with so little carbon steel/c...
by david doyle
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Totally gutted
Replies: 19
Views: 10017

Re: Totally gutted

H-A yes, I just noticed though that I was a bit quick on the draw and it is not an Orkney spinner but something akin to an Orkney. If it stays at 350 it would be worth looking at though maybe? Spiderg: Fear not a man with Cash in his pocket with a bit of patience and knowledge will end up with a nic...
by david doyle
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Totally gutted
Replies: 19
Views: 10017

Re: Totally gutted

Here this is in your back yard ( I assume North Ayshire is close to Aryshire?), currently 350 pounds with trailer. No messing around, buy it, use it, enjoy it. http://i.ebayimg.com/t/12-FOOT-ORKNEY-STYLE-FISHING-BOAT-INCL-TRAILER-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjE=/z/C0gAAMXQGQRR87PQ/$(KGrHqR,!oIFHclHmIBoBR87PQpm)!~...
by david doyle
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Totally gutted
Replies: 19
Views: 10017

Re: Totally gutted

That was not the right boat for you anyway. Take a note from Robin and get yourself an Orkney. Proper boat for a seagull, safe and proven,
by david doyle
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Inline fuel filter
Replies: 12
Views: 6545

Re: Inline fuel filter

Tanks are cheaper then filters in your area. Buy a brass tanks and be happy for the next 50 years.
by david doyle
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Let the journey begin!
Replies: 32
Views: 14139

Re: Let the journey begin!

Really though I think it is optical illusion because Stelios's love of gulls would not let him endanger his prop/gear box. We trust you Stelios.
by david doyle
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Interesting Concept. Off Topic
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Re: Interesting Concept. Off Topic

Anyone that can stand listening to digital music deserves to pay thru the nose! Turn some vinyl once in a while and itunes wont seem so important to ya anymore. Typed with a 1958 pressing of B Holly turning on a British built turntable in the back ground. Cost? 50 cents. Held up well for the past 54...
by david doyle
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hi - My engine started.
Replies: 82
Views: 24226

Re: Hi - My engine started.

Hope your grand luck holds and the gear box jumps off easy. Your outboard is shaping up to be a real joy for years to come, cheering your success.
by david doyle
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: RTV Silicone for head gasket
Replies: 39
Views: 25329

Re: RTV Silicone for head gasket

Lets hope it is not a gob of sealant :wink: Was thinking on the "inside/outside" problem and got wondering would filling the cooling galleries with melted wax letting it harden and dressing flat before applying the sealant/head eliminate the sealant in the galleries issue? The engine could be run in...
by david doyle
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hi - My engine started.
Replies: 82
Views: 24226

Re: Hi - My engine started.

Wow your quick. Well worth getting the exhaust tube and copper fitting off. Rust settles there and like mentioned above it will grow into a block cracking mass. At the very least you will find the water entry severley reduced in diameter. The interior of the copper water tube is also likely reduced ...
by david doyle
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Help
Topic: flywheel removal, how will I know
Replies: 12
Views: 5230

Re: flywheel removal, how will I know

If it aint broke don't fix it. By all means drip some pentrating oil in there and let it soak for a week before whacking it again. In the mean time clean the points, adjust and get her running. You might decide to leave well enough alone until 2030 when the wipac needs replacing. Smart tip about the...