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I'm intrigued over this seagull racing.

What engines are used? Is it the larger models?

I'm thinking about possible improvements could be made to a correctly set up Seagull.

Prop design
cavitation plate
Fuel
Engine breathing

I appreciate some things maybe a little sensitive to the more serious competitors. But as a novice am as i say "intrigued"

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The first step onto the slippery slope has been taken :)

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Andy there are currently no credable "races" being run in the UK, the 2 in Cornwall are both a bit short & are more of a village fate type event.

We are all waiting for one of the members of this board to suggest a suitable venue on an interesting section of water, maybe 10 or 20 miles long, where a car & trailer can be safely parked, with good access to the water, possibly camping facilities that is fairly accessable for all.
It's a bit much to expect a guy from Essex to drive 300 miles to Lerryn in Cornwall on December the 29th for a 30 minute race, enjoy the finish celibrations drinking tea & then drive 300 miles home towing his boat!

As for a suitable motor a Century would probably a good place to start, cheap, loads about, easy spares access.

I will expand this thread at a later date, no doubt others will add their views.
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Just to wet your appetite:

Not mine.

Posted before.

Naturally aspirated so plenty of room for improvement... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Hugo
My naturally perspired 170 that sits on the same 5R leg, shares the record around Bermuda with the 5R in that picture using the same hull.
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Listen, livewire, I have advice for you.

Seagull racing is, well, a bit more Voldemort than Potter, more Darth Vader than Luke Skywalker, if you get what I mean.

There is a force behind it a bit like Gollum's Preciousss...

Stick with the Light Side, and don't attempt this racing Seagulls stuff. You'll end up ( like our friend above ) with a psychedelic vacuum cleaner with an erect crevice tool when a plain & simple Century Plus can just keep going for decades...

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Add the expansion chamber and you will hold the record Charles. Agree with Charles P, endurance...that is what seagulls are all about. :wink:
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Ah i thought it would lead into being an intresting thread.

The first thing i thought of when i saw that outboard was Dyson hoovers.

Charles UK that looks to be a right little flyer that you have set up.

As i said i do find it very intriguing and appreciate the warning of crossing the dark side. But the force is strong in this one. :wink:

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But Andy do you have tha same Medaclorian levels as Charles UK ? :)

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Horsley-Anarak wrote:But Andy do you have tha same Medaclorian levels as Charles UK ? :)

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Bloody hell HA that was heavy i had to google "Medaclorian" :shock:

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Slight typo, should have been Midi-chlorian not Medaclorian. :wink:

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Andy here's a copy of the current "rules" that apply to the Waikato race in NZ, these are very similar to the Bermudian rules though I belive the modified class rules are about to be changed, so watch this space.

The best motor to start playing with is probably the silver century, cheap, lots about & very good spares availability.

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charlesuk

i can read it if i zoom in 8)
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Re: intrigued

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At your age you probably need glasses anyway!

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Here's 7x Good Reasons Why Seagull Racing Makes Sense

1. It's a grass roots level motor sport
2. Lots of co-operation & enjoyment
3. You can experiment with engine modification, or not
4. Affordable
5. Get kids (old & young) off the couch & out of the house
6. You can experiment with hull designs, or not
7. It's not too serious or political

I come from a life in engineering. During this time I've enjoyed both motocross racing & road-bike racing.

However, like many motorsports it seems the core elements are being lost.

Seagull racing brings these basic elements back.

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