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by 1charan
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: thrust and bhp
Replies: 32
Views: 13968

thrust and bhp

My forty featherweight is quite loud. So I was going to make a SEEgull. The project died because I did something wrong with the electrical stuff, didn't take the time to do it right. But, my girlfriend (and I too) wanted a more quiet experience on the water. So i bought myself a secondhand electrica...
by 1charan
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Mk1 Ignition system
Replies: 30
Views: 16463

Re: Mk1 Ignition system

LIke the Villiers coils, the old condensors are insulated on the inside with impregnated paper. And just like the Villiers coils, the paper deteriorates over time. More modern condensers (capacitors) will probably last for over a hundred years without problems. The original capacitor has one lead (w...
by 1charan
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Boffins.. stale fuel elliminator.
Replies: 5
Views: 3192

Re: Boffins.. stale fuel elliminator.

Hi Hugz,

- not new, it's been around for years in various forms
- yes it works for the seller, his bank balance grows

How difficult is it to drain the old fuel at the end of the season and use fresh yummy the next season?
by 1charan
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Lubricating stainless steel threads.
Replies: 11
Views: 10550

Re: Lubricating stainless steel threads.

O boy, you are making it more difficult for yourself. If you look at wikipedia, search for Galvanic Series. You will find that aluminium (gearbox) is close to steel, in other words, there is not much electricity between them. Stainless Steel and aluminium are far apart, so this is a very corrosive s...
by 1charan
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Mk1 Ignition system
Replies: 30
Views: 16463

Re: Mk1 Ignition system

Your condensor is dying, with every pull you are getting it closer to death. So yes, replace the condensor.
by 1charan
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Erratic RPM Forty Featherweight.
Replies: 13
Views: 6707

Re: Erratic RPM Forty Featherweight.

Hi Cassini, Reading through your post, my first suggestion was going to be to clean the carburettor completely. The second suggestion being fresh fuel. It seems your fuel is not that old, and your carb is clean, but still, it sounds like a fuel problem. Take the carburettor apart completely. I usual...
by 1charan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Tank Reshaping By freezing
Replies: 4
Views: 2882

Re: Tank Reshaping By freezing

I have tried the freezing method myself on a round tank from a 102. To close the tank cap I put a Quick Grip over the tank with a few pieces of Lexan in between. This was done under water, so as not to trap any air. It took half a week to freeze, and the rest of the week to push a few dents out. At ...
by 1charan
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Australia prop washers and split pins
Replies: 6
Views: 5465

Re: Australia prop washers and split pins

I use a stainless steel washer that is meant for 12 mm thread. Nothing special about it.
by 1charan
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Alkylate petrol and Seagull?
Replies: 22
Views: 14353

Re: Alkylate petrol and Seagull?

I personally would not use TrueFuel in my Seagulls. From the website: 'Unlike gas station gas, our premixed 2-stroke fuel is ethanol-free and formulated for hotter running, higher revving small engines. ' Seagulls are not 'hot running', nor 'high revving'. They are small though... Plus you would nee...
by 1charan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: sailing terms - translation question
Replies: 4
Views: 3919

Re: sailing terms - translation question

Thanks Rex, I will go with 'leeward shore' because it is boat-related. Apparently there is no direct translation for 'lagerwal'. Lagerwal would describe the shore where flotsam washes up on, independent of your position (on land or on a boat). Maybe flotsam-shore?

Charan
by 1charan
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help - way off topic
Replies: 6
Views: 4619

Re: Help - way off topic

The easiest way is probably using a volt/ampere meter, or maybe simply a 12 light bulb. Find the fuse that protects the rear heater. My guess is that it is 20 Amps, at most 30 Amps. Take the fuse out, connect your light bulb to the two connectors showing there (you might need a little help there), a...
by 1charan
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: sailing terms - translation question
Replies: 4
Views: 3919

sailing terms - translation question

Hello all, The forum said I can talk about almost anything here, so I will. I am a sailing instructor here in the Netherlands. At the sailing school we occasionally get non-dutch speakers, so we teach in English. We have a list of sailing related terms, but the list is not complete. There are a coup...
by 1charan
Fri May 30, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gearbox ratio
Replies: 9
Views: 5789

Re: Gearbox ratio

Hi Charles UK,

It was Pat's list, not mine. But thanks for the corrections, I hope it makes the list better.

Charan
by 1charan
Sun May 25, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gearbox ratio
Replies: 9
Views: 5789

Re: Gearbox ratio

Thanks CharlesUK for the additional model gear ratios that my source of information had left out. Good to have the complete list for my reference and understanding. FORTY MINUS FORTY FEATHERWEIGHT MODEL 45 -----------------------------------------------GEAR RATIO - 10/21 40 MODEL FORTY PLUS MODEL -...
by 1charan
Sun May 25, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gearbox ratio
Replies: 9
Views: 5789

Re: Gearbox ratio

A 10:21 ratio means: If you turn 21 full turns on the flywheel, the propellor turns 10 times. So the propellor has a slower turning speed than the flywheel (and almost everything else in the Seagull). As far as propellors go, it is much more complicated. I do not have a definitive answer, there are ...