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by erle bartlett
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Time for the Riptide.
Replies: 29
Views: 9924

Re: Time for the Riptide.

Here are some pics of what I've been up to with the Riptide. http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk103/synwhistles/001.jpg Top plate removed, showing the flywheel. Is this what you expected CI? Any way, I took off the flywheel nut and removed the flywheel to look at the sparky bits. http://i278.photo...
by erle bartlett
Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Time for the Riptide.
Replies: 29
Views: 9924

Re: Time for the Riptide.

There is no socket for the flywheel nut...................use a large adjustable at least 14"........a light tap with a mallet on the end will loosen it. The screws for the top plate.................just use an impact driver gently. They will come out and the plate lifts off for ignition adjustment...
by erle bartlett
Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Time for the Riptide.
Replies: 29
Views: 9924

Re: Time for the Riptide.

User manual recieved and printed, thank you! Now the fun begins. First job, pinhole in fuel tank. http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk103/synwhistles/couch1006.jpg What I would like is a socket for the central nut for starting with a drill purposes. I don't want to grind the original into a hex nut...
by erle bartlett
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Help
Topic: cutting out
Replies: 37
Views: 10990

Re: cutting out

Charles uk wrote:Try the main site. http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/bu ... 20roll.JPG

Excellent, thank you! Now if I could just read the size on those spanners.....
by erle bartlett
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Time for the Riptide.
Replies: 29
Views: 9924

Re: Time for the Riptide.

Yup, that's the model.
by erle bartlett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Time for the Riptide.
Replies: 29
Views: 9924

Time for the Riptide.

Now that the spanners are out for the new Seagull and with the fingernails dirty, it's time to have a serious look at the Riptide. I'm in need of the relevant technical data to apply. Stuff like spark plugs, fuel/oil ratio, grease to use in the various nipples and how to approach the ignition advanc...
by erle bartlett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: cutting out
Replies: 37
Views: 10990

Re: cutting out

I believe John carries all the correct tools in the form of a toolkit! Will still need tap and di. Does John have those? If not Coventry fasterners can help. There is a branch in Wollongong. Only a hundred k's away. You will be back by lunch though I always end up getting fish & chips at Kiama blow...
by erle bartlett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: cutting out
Replies: 37
Views: 10990

Re: cutting out

Charles uk wrote:I belive John carries all the correct tools in the form of a toolkit!
I've looked, but can't find it. Still finding the best way to navigate this site. Any chance of a link to the tool kit? If for no other reason than to see what's in it and what I will want apart from what I have.
by erle bartlett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: While I'm at it...
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

Re: While I'm at it...

No, yellow tank and just the single cylinder. The carry handle is an integral part of the casting on mine.

Perhaps i am in the wrong forum here too. I might go across to that other one with my Riptide enquiries.
by erle bartlett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: While I'm at it...
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

While I'm at it...

...black fingernails and all from the Seagull, it's probably a good time to address that Riptide Boatman I've got sitting in the shed. Can anyone give me a lead on the technical details? Spark plug, fuel mix, lubricating grease, what the ignition advance lever does and should be set at for starting,...
by erle bartlett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: cutting out
Replies: 37
Views: 10990

Re: cutting out

Thanks for all the tips, I think it is going to take me longer to put the tools and parts together than to do the actual job.
by erle bartlett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: cutting out
Replies: 37
Views: 10990

Re: cutting out

if possible i always run the engine for a minute or 2 before removing the head just to warm it all up.. and head bolts are just as likely to break putting them back in as taking out as we all think "just a little bit tighter"until 1 snaps .. i always use new stainless bolts when refitting a head .....
by erle bartlett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: cutting out
Replies: 37
Views: 10990

Re: cutting out

Hugz wrote: Which country is your St Georges Basin in? We have one in NSW Oz.
That's the one!
by erle bartlett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Help
Topic: cutting out
Replies: 37
Views: 10990

Re: cutting out

Okay, I thought I'd seen that somewhere! I kept searching this help forum for it. I read the advice with some trepidation regarding removing the head bolts, then I tried it, just to see. All the bolts turned! 18 ft/lb? Maybe just. What is the correct size spanner/socket for these? 17/32"? They don't...
by erle bartlett
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Help
Topic: cutting out
Replies: 37
Views: 10990

cutting out

Greetings all, I'm a newcomer to Seagulls but had a lot of experience with air cooled 2 strokes, mostly mowers. I found the forum guide most helpful in setting up the motor I bought recently and have it going nicely, except for one thing..... runs for 15 or 20 mins and then loses power and stops. St...