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by 1charan
Wed May 21, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dating a seagull by sight
Replies: 12
Views: 4988

Re: Dating a seagull by sight

Thanks for the replies. - my remark about the 'wrong' exhaust on the Marston was not critique. - I have read just about everything from the main site - My question was about dating a Seagull from pictures on ebay and such, thus without knowing the serial number So I'll try again; In which year did t...
by 1charan
Mon May 19, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dating a seagull by sight
Replies: 12
Views: 4988

Dating a seagull by sight

Hi All, Do any of you know when British Seagull changed the following??? - flat horizontal exhaust to round exhaust - coolie hat to flat hat - "in the world' to 'for the world' - round tiller stub to not round tiller stub - tiller wingnut to normal nut - round block to square block In jerseyman's ph...
by 1charan
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Woodworm
Replies: 7
Views: 3967

Re: Woodworm

My father was a carpenter, so I phoned him about the woodworm problem. The simplest solution was to saturate the wood with lamp-oil, kerosine, paraffin (depending on the country you are in). In dutch it is called petroleum,to confuse the matter further. Of course it smells, and no, I wouldn't smoke ...
by 1charan
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: which Seagull is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

which Seagull is this?

Hi all,

This came up on the local version of ebay. Is it worth anything, like worth saving? The advert says it's a non-runner. Tomorrow I happen to be in the neighbourhood.
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Thanks,

Charan
by 1charan
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removing an end from a tank and putting it back
Replies: 15
Views: 6963

Re: Removing an end from a tank and putting it back

Nice work Stelios. It inspired me to try the same. A round tank from a 102, brass, badly dented. I have a propane torch, a nice sunny day, and enough time. However, I did not get the end off the tank. At the end of the day it was red hot but did not move an inch. How do you remove the end from a tan...
by 1charan
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Featherweight high speed problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3803

Re: Featherweight high speed problem

I have found the problem and fixed it. Looking back, it was simple. I had ordered new drive springs from John, they arrived very fast. Thanks John! To my surprise, the old drive spring and the new one looked the same. I tested both on the boat, same result. Then I measured the bollard pull. Tied the...
by 1charan
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Featherweight high speed problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3803

Re: Featherweight high speed problem

I filled up the gearbox just before starting with Shell Omala. Last night I took off the drive spring. I am not at home right now, so can not take a picture. But..the drive spring has two hooks. The one that hooks onto the propellor is OK. The other side that grips inside the axle was bent so that i...
by 1charan
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Featherweight high speed problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3803

Re: Featherweight high speed problem

Sorry, found the problem (probably). The drive spring looks very loose.

It is easier to check with the featherweight in the living room.

Charan
by 1charan
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Featherweight high speed problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3803

Featherweight high speed problem

Hi All, I bought me a Featherweight GF2355EE7. After cleaning, painting the tank and completing the transom mount, I took it out for a spin. In the wheelie bin it worked at the second pull, but only because I did not use the choke on the first pull! Brilliant! So I mounted it to the boat. At low spe...
by 1charan
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: what to do with old fuel
Replies: 10
Views: 6375

what to do with old fuel

Hi all, When (not if) you buy an old Seagull, there is always some fuel left in the tank. A Seagull doesn't like old fuel, so it needs to be removed. But after removing it, what do you do with it? I can't put it in my car, I can't dump it in the environment, I don't have a moped or a lawnmower. What...
by 1charan
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Removing an end from a tank and putting it back
Replies: 15
Views: 6963

Re: Removing an end from a tank and putting it back

Hello Stelios and others, If you take the tank apart, what does it look like? How much overlap is there between an end piece and the middle section? I would probably use a propane torch to solder it back together, use S39 as flux, and pb-sn as solder. Pb-sn in 50-50 % is softer than 40-60. The 50-50...
by 1charan
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: sEEgull conversion questions
Replies: 9
Views: 6394

Re: sEEgull conversion questions

Hello Kevin and Charles (and the others of course), It seems strange, but I think it WILL work. A gasoline engine like a normal Seagull produces 2.5 kW at its peak. Most of the time it produces a lot less. Just take a look at a powercurve from a standard motorcycle. I own a Vectrix electric motorcyc...
by 1charan
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: sEEgull conversion questions
Replies: 9
Views: 6394

Re: sEEgull conversion questions

Hello all and Best Wishes for 2014. Thanks for the answers, this makes it easier to complete the project. seegull01.jpg Here you can see two attempts at making an adapter plate. For the first two I made a round piece of aluminium and went from there. Later I found out that the two flanges on the chr...
by 1charan
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: sEEgull conversion questions
Replies: 9
Views: 6394

sEEgull conversion questions

Hello all, One of my projects (besides re-doing my house) is converting a Seagull from gasoline to full electric. I have cannibalized an electric moped. First I manufactured an adapter plate from the electric motor onto the chrome shaft from the Seagull. I have also connected the outgoing shaft from...