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by david doyle
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Britains greatest machines
Replies: 34
Views: 15040

Re: Britains greatest machines

If you are looking for machines that were built very well for purpose, spanned the globe and had massive impact on 100s of millions of people and are still in use over 100 years after manufacture look to the Short Magazine Lee Enfield. Great british Engineering (tho lee was a yank) built by all the ...
by david doyle
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Britains greatest machines
Replies: 34
Views: 15040

Re: Britains greatest machines

Well fear not we sent a Canuck over to get things straightened out for ya. AS Mr. Carney said ‘I am going to where the challenge is greatest' that and where you'll pay 700,000 pounds a year to be able to blame it all on a colonial :lol: Life is short 3 squares and pocket change for a pint and the Mr...
by david doyle
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Murray River Boat
Replies: 91
Views: 53674

Re: Murray River Boat

John, thanks for the info, you guys obvioulsy know what your up to and I appreciate the chance to learn. Very smart boat looking forward to watching the rest of your build.
by david doyle
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Hot Seagull...
Replies: 34
Views: 13140

Re: Hot Seagull...

Just pull it apart and clean the cooling galleries.
by david doyle
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Murray River Boat
Replies: 91
Views: 53674

Re: Murray River Boat

Thanks for the update. Neat transom arrangement. Was wondering why she is built with her sides in two planks? Was that done cause you had the pieces or is there a reason for it? Will you just tape the seam in and out ? Also notice on the starboard side it looks like you brought the side flush to the...
by david doyle
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Sail boat to motor cruiser for 102cc gull
Replies: 7
Views: 6708

Re: Sail boat to motor cruiser for 102cc gull

Phil, do you see any of the Churchouse built Drascombes out east? The lugger, coaster etc would be perfect but all I found so far were UK and european refrences to them, they do not come cheap though. If this is still around next month I might go see how cheap he'd sell it for. He is at 12 bills now...
by david doyle
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1943 SD, New to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 4984

Re: 1943 SD, New to the forum

Yeah trumpet would be wise, I don't know for sure but I suspect they do something to the intake air that encourages a better combustion mix? Plus brass just looks dam fine!
by david doyle
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Boats Suitable For Seagulls
Topic: Sail boat to motor cruiser for 102cc gull
Replies: 7
Views: 6708

Sail boat to motor cruiser for 102cc gull

Been pondering over a way to get a 'poor cousin' Orkney Longliner type boat. An idea that occurred to me (and I am sure it is bereft of problems) is that maybe a guy could find a shallow draft swing keel or dagger board 16-19 foot compact cruiser on the cheap (i.e one with rigging problems or missin...
by david doyle
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1943 SD, New to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 4984

Re: 1943 SD, New to the forum

Billy: It sure is a beautiful machine, I don't think you'll get tired of looking at it anytime soon. Be cool to get the original parts but the ones you are missing are the ones that make sense to be missing so it aint a big deal. Not like you are sporting a briggs gas tank and golf club tiller LOL. ...
by david doyle
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1943 SD, New to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 4984

Re: 1943 SD, New to the forum

Should I restore it? You have a piece of unaltered WWII history. Do you think they are going to make any more of it? Buffing away the original paint and patina aint so cool as leaving it. I have yet to come across an antique or collectible market where reproduction stickers and buffing wheels incre...
by david doyle
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Kingfisher on the Thames
Replies: 11
Views: 4258

Re: Kingfisher on the Thames

LOL, nope no problem with either, I am just retarded and got thinking 2.2 km per mile instead of the correct 1.6. :oops: My 40 plus gives 8 km/hr pushing 600 pounds at any throttle setting slightly above half. 8km/hr is about exactly 5 miles per hour. Your boat is alot nicer then mine though. Dam eu...
by david doyle
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Kingfisher on the Thames
Replies: 11
Views: 4258

Re: Kingfisher on the Thames

5mph with the feather wieght and 3 guys on board? Man I got some kind of problem with my 40 plus.
by david doyle
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Newby needing suggestions on getting Seagull started
Replies: 33
Views: 11440

Re: Newby needing suggestions on getting Seagull started

Charles, cool I am very pleased to know that Sheridan Marine is currently machining Century pistons in Great Britian. Hard not to get behind a company that would continue U.K operations when it surely would be more profitable to send some CAD files off to India/China. They really should consider put...
by david doyle
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Newby needing suggestions on getting Seagull started
Replies: 33
Views: 11440

Re: Newby needing suggestions on getting Seagull started

Charles, interesting stuff. Raises a question, who currently owns British Seagull and where do they manufacture spares? Or is the current stock NOS that was bought up along with the rights to post 1988 editions of manuals etc. You'd think they'd be even more successfull and more popular if we could ...
by david doyle
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Newby needing suggestions on getting Seagull started
Replies: 33
Views: 11440

Re: Newby needing suggestions on getting Seagull started

flywheel with bare hands Stelios, I recgonize both your brilliance and your creativity but I would not grab on to a flywheel and start turning it! Maybe the tip of one finger on the outside edge with the others in a fist but 5 spread out is a recipe for playing 6 string Jerry Garcia style, yeah you...