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by kevinemery
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

Seagull Racing?
"We are still looking for a good fresh water venue, but they are proving hard to find, are there any near Rugby?" HA
I have found one, I will post in the racing seagulls section the details.
by kevinemery
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Can prop be changed to improve performance?
Replies: 13
Views: 7984

Re: Can prop be changed to improve performance?

What does that mean in English.
by kevinemery
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

Sorry about the rambling above, had a few cans yesterday.
Sorted out the carb and found a load of crap between the float chamber and the filter in bolt, so she was probably running lean not rich which would explain the lack of performance.
by kevinemery
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Fuel Tap
Replies: 4
Views: 3011

Re: Fuel Tap

You can buy them from John at SOS, just scroll down the page http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/bu ... spares.htm
I believe that he pays to run this forum.
by kevinemery
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

Had a fantastic day on the Avon, took the family and 2 boats. OK now getting very confused, both props had the same top speed 4 mph I do not have a rev counter at the moment so I am unsure what rev's the engine was doing. Now the interesting bit I hope you can help me with. Cavitation plate has made...
by kevinemery
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

OK forget what you have seen above, its not that easy to replicate in the shed.
by kevinemery
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

OK wished I never started polishing, should have started with a better prop but it is definitely getting thinner. Had to resort to a sanding disk on a angle grinder to lose the blemishes then back to 120 grit and now 320 grit. I am starting to get shininess. Will be going shopping tomorrow for polis...
by kevinemery
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

Had to take the file and some 120 grit to it, quite rough.
Looking a lot better now.
Going to give it a try at the weekend.
by kevinemery
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

Prop has arrived, any tips on polishing.
When I polish gun parts I use a paste, should I invest in a wheel of some type or should I spend days rubbing?
by kevinemery
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Boat/engine help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

Re: Boat/engine help needed

I always use a foam roller, if you get any lines from the roller edges just brush them out with a high quality brush. Preparation dictates the finish, the more effort you put in the better the finish will be.
by kevinemery
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: This looks OK for the money.
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Re: This looks OK for the money.

Absolutely gutted, I saw it to late.
Unbelievably I live 1 mile from the same village.
by kevinemery
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

Michael
Thanks for the information.
My winter project looks like its going to be building a fast seagull.
I will start a new post in the next day or two and see what the general consensus is about engine type, gear box etc.
by kevinemery
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

HA Thanks for your help, John @ SOS has got a prop and interestingly he says "the 4 blade Hydrofan is more efficient!". I note that you called your motor your race engine, where do you race it? The only race I can find is the one at Lerrny which is a long way for me to go and your not allowed to bre...
by kevinemery
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

Really appreciate that, have already mailed John hopefully he will have one if not at least I have somewhere to start.
Did polishing it make a difference, improve performance by much.
by kevinemery
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prop
Replies: 29
Views: 12679

Re: Prop

Thanks
I was hoping for a short cut or at least to narrow it down to a couple of types.
Looks like I will have to start collecting props, the wife will be chuffed.
Is this going to be worth the effort or should I just polish the one I have.