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Fast 170

Postby doppler491 » Tue May 09, 2017 10:34 am


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Re: Fast 170

Postby Nudge » Wed May 10, 2017 9:07 am

Looks like a fast ride alright?
Got a close up of the engine?
Is it better to over think, than not think at all?

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Re: Fast 170

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Re: Fast 170

Postby Keith.P » Wed May 10, 2017 8:16 pm

Interesting, How to fill your boat up with water, using the tell tail. :lol:

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Re: Fast 170

Postby Nudge » Thu May 11, 2017 9:49 am

just out of curiosity, what percentage of that motor is a seagull170? It looks real quick!!!
Is it better to over think, than not think at all?

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Re: Fast 170

Postby doppler491 » Thu May 11, 2017 1:32 pm

It's on a Yamaha leg from a 5R and then uses a 170 cylinder, head, piston, and casings (but bearings have been added).
Built it for a bit of fun to see just how fast a base Seagull motor could go. You can hear it from a mile away!

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Re: Fast 170

Postby Nudge » Fri May 12, 2017 6:22 am

I've looked at putting bearings on seagulls, this only looks practical on a 5R crank, I don't see an easy way on a 170 with 18mm main bearing journals, no one I can find makes ball races that size, how did you deal with that?
Is it better to over think, than not think at all?

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Re: Fast 170

Postby Charles uk » Fri May 12, 2017 8:42 am

Reading posts like this makes me very nervous, It implies someone is giving serious thought to the subject!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Fast 170

Postby Collector Inspector » Mon May 15, 2017 10:17 am

Nudge wrote:I've looked at putting bearings on seagulls, this only looks practical on a 5R crank, I don't see an easy way on a 170 with 18mm main bearing journals, no one I can find makes ball races that size, how did you deal with that?


Ball Races?

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Re: Fast 170

Postby Nudge » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:06 am

Havent heard much about the race in Bermuda.
How did your engine go? Did you get a placing??
Is it better to over think, than not think at all?

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Re: Fast 170

Postby NaughtyBits » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:59 pm

Charles UK, how'd the race go?

Can you sit down without discomfort yet..?!

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Re: Fast 170

Postby Charles uk » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:05 pm

You sound almost sincere, yes I can sit without discomfort, but standing for more than 5 minutes is a very different answer!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Fast 170

Postby NaughtyBits » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:51 pm

:twisted: "Wasn't me"....!

Nudge, serious answer is yes, we did manage to start an altered course for the race. Winds were very high, so we raced in the lee on the North Shore. Winds picked up even more throughout the race and I think after one boat broke in half, as many of the remaining boats that could be reached were asked to skip a second lap and head in.

So there was a little confusion, but a hell of a lot of fun for those that came out.

Rumour has it Charles UK was seen airborne several times for the nastiest leg back, heading straight into the chop.

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Re: Fast 170

Postby Charles uk » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:33 am

I didn't see the fast 170, but he would have started at 11.30 & we started at 11.00, so don't know if he was there.

It's true I was "airborne" once or twice & got a couple of bruises that none of the Bermudans offered to kiss better!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Fast 170

Postby Oyster 49 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:30 pm

They won't kiss the ass of the guru. Shocking behaviour if you ask me :lol:


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