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waitara river seagull race

Post by Nudge » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:12 am

Did a 5 hour roadie on the weekend to join in with the waitara river seagull race. (
https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily- ... tara-river

The best part of the day was getting a good start on every race and beating the host (Graham and Jan) at their own game.
Spent some good time with my son in the boat (we are the white boat in the front (the red boat is a 2.5 modified)
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As the day went on the race had to move up river as it was getting choppy and some of the newer members where finding it tough going.
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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by thcl500j6 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:51 pm

]Here are the overall results .

Open 1st Paul Gilchrist
4.5 h.p. 1st Nika Newton/Booker 2nd Paul Wilson 3rd Gavin Fabish
4.5 h.p. 2 up 1st Chris & Jacob 2nd Graham & Jan 3rd John & Colin
2.5 h.p. 1st Ross Leger
2.5 h.p. 2 up 1st Bevan, Luca, & Saffron
Teams Race 1st The Naki 33 points 2nd The Rest 22 points.
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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by cookie1 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:54 pm

Thanks for posting , interesting link . Cool pictures . I see alot of competitors have added an extra piece to the anti cavitation plate .

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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by Nudge » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:26 am

I see alot of competitors have added an extra piece to the anti cavitation plate
Yes I do this also. by doing that we can run the engine a lot higher in the water with out the prop grabbing air (as much) the higher the engine the less drag it has = the faster you go.
Here are the overall results .

Open 1st Paul Gilchrist
4.5 h.p. 1st Nika Newton/Booker 2nd Paul Wilson 3rd Gavin Fabish
4.5 h.p. 2 up 1st Chris & Jacob 2nd Graham & Jan 3rd John & Colin
2.5 h.p. 1st Ross Leger
2.5 h.p. 2 up 1st Bevan, Luca, & Saffron
Teams Race 1st The Naki 33 points 2nd The Rest 22 points.
My self and my 13 year old son
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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by cookie1 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:14 pm

That's interesting , I have considered trying this to aid going astern in choppy conditions . I'm just reluctant to drill holes in an almost new engine for an experiment !

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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by Charles uk » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:54 am

Replace the water pump gasket with a 3mm aluminium plate , make the holes the same size & location as the gasket, use RTV to seal it.

Make it giant to start with, you can always make it smaller.

I fold the wing tips down as a skeg/stiffener.
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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by cookie1 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:21 am

Good idea , I will investigate

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Post by Charles uk » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:20 am

Can't say too much, those Kiwi racers are too sharp (hope that's not too racist, note I didn't say Kiwi Gentlemen that would have been gender something or other).

There're taking the family with them & winning races!
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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by cookie1 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:31 pm

Won't win any races with this one :lol:
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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by Nudge » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:56 am

You have every chance to win a race with that boat. I may just have to drop my motor over the side first! :lol:
Maybe if you didn't fill it with sand from that tipper it might go better! :mrgreen:
I have considered trying this to aid going astern in choppy conditions
what gear box motor have you got? I will get a pic of my setup later for you
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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by cookie1 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:08 pm

I have 2 seagulls to try on that boat , an ED 102 and a series 90 . I alternate between a Honda and a Tohatsu , both 6 hp four stroke for daily use . Because it's a displacement hull my top speed will be limited but on a good day I can achieve 6 knots with the 6 horse

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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by Nudge » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:03 am

So Im guessing you might get about 2~3 knots out of the seagull?

Pics of the "Pan" Has to be of the non stick type to work! :roll:
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As Charles said take the gasket out and put the pan in its place
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The white one is for the 20'er
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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by cookie1 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:15 pm

Nice ! Thanks for the pics , do you have a patent on these ?

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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by Charles uk » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:50 pm

I bet he doesn't eat a lot of fried food!

Told you these Kiwi's were sneaky!
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Re: waitara river seagull race

Post by cookie1 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:17 pm

I can't survive without my bacon and eggs , I'll need to source an alternative material :lol:

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