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by phil
Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: factory paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

factory paint

Certainly it would be a large task. If it was done in sections by several people on the advice of the sages like yourself, it might be manageable. If others prefer the older Seagulls [pre '77] as I do perhaps it wouldn't be too difficult to attempt. Great tip on the use of black paint though. Sounds...
by phil
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: factory paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

factory paint

Perhaps someone with time on their hands could get a photo gallery together, that would illustrate the appearance of motors as sold new. Not necessarily all the possible variations, for instance, it appears to me that from '68-'76? most of the the motors have painted lower units [silver gray] ali ex...
by phil
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: factory paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

factory paint

For those who are refinishing motors, whether for show or use, it would be great to know [ in color ] what the motor looked like when it left the factory. I would like to know if a mid 50s AC had anything besides the tank and the cylinder painted when it left the factory. It appears that tank and cy...
by phil
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 102 tank dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 7294

102 tank dimensions

Not meaning to be a bother, but could someone measure the length of a long range 102 tank. I have a regular 102 tank so I know the diameter. Thanks
by phil
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Nov. 8 meet
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

Nov. 8 meet

Did the Nov.8 meet ever take place? If so how about some details for those who couldn't be there.
by phil
Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 102 tank dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 7294

102 tank dimensions

Seem to recall someone saying that fuel tanks are not acceptable for shipment, think it was John. Otherwise I agree it would be the easiest solution. Actually have a stainless cylinder 14" long and 5" outside diameter open at one end with another end that is very similar to the 102 tank end, if I co...
by phil
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 102 tank dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 7294

102 tank dimensions

Does anyone happen to know the thickness of the brass stock used to form the 102 tanks, as well as the length of the long range tank? While I have figures for volume on the oval brass tanks, no figures for the 102 tanks. It appears that if I want a 102 tank it will have to be built.
by phil
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: MK1 ignition schematic
Replies: 13
Views: 7136

Mk1 ignition schematic

Just received a NOS coil for a Mk1 magneto, old coil shows open between HT pickup and ground. Using an inexpensive 20,000 ohm/volt multimeter shows 3500 ohms Ht to ground [coil core] and about 0.5 ohms on the primary winding to ground. Hoping this may be of help to someone checking the coil on their...
by phil
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: fuel line connector
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

fuel line connector

Thanks I was able to get some connectors.
by phil
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Seagulls and weeds!
Replies: 6
Views: 3696

weeds

The harbour that I sail out of is choked with eel grass, large floating masses of it, shuttling back and forth with the tide. Not an idea place for a Seagull! The wire in front of the intake slots helps a good deal. I used a piece of 1/8" dia. stainless steel with heavy stainless washers welded to e...
by phil
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: petrol consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 7714

petrol consumptuion

The majority of texts I've seen on naval architecture quote 1.34x sq. root of waterline length as the proper figure for displacement hulls. Seems that 1.6 could be for hulls with a D/L ratio of less than 150.
by phil
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: petrol consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 7714

petrol consumptuion

Hopefully anyone contemplating such a trip with a sailboat has enough experience and good sense to realize that they should treat the planning and execution of the trip as though they had no motor along.
by phil
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: fuel line connector
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

fuel line connector

Thanks for the tip, will give it a try. Think its a long shot though can't think what it would be used on here, everything seems to be npt [US national pipe thread]
by phil
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: petrol consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 7714

fuel consumption

Mine use about 2 litres/hr. running at about 3/4 throttle 75% of the time and full throttle 25% of the time, usually 1-2 knots contrary current and often contrary wind of 10-20 knots 40% of the trip [back into the harbour] the boat has a shallow vee bottom, fin keel, and spade rudder. 19ft waterline...
by phil
Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Measuring the power output
Replies: 10
Views: 5290

power output

It seems to me the important thing is how it moves the boat. The horsepower measure is of work done over a period of time. This suggests to me at least, a sea trial situation, eliminating as many variables as possible the most influential first. In practice, running a course, flat water, no current,...