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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby charlesp » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:34 pm

Tell me more about thisd embargo.

I am quite confident about the first batch going to the far East. I'm not at all certain what ahppened to them after acceptance into Services' hands.

I'm also quite confident they were Army, not Admiralty, property.

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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby dobro » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:49 pm

Hi. I'm just new to Seagull ownership. The identifier worked pretty well (I think) I tried checking it manually but it was pretty confusing. I thought I had a 102 5hp but supposedly some models were 3.5 to 4 hp with a Villiers carb. Mine has an Amal carb. I know very little about it but the identifier seem more accurate to what I have in my shed.
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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby velo » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:22 pm

hello the site does not seem to recognise this no think it must be one of the first wee forties f331-eo ,was rescued from going to dump +afew£,
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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby charlesp » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:32 pm

F331 E0 is a May 1970 Forty Featherweight.

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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby velo » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:54 pm

thanks, find had put in the last two letters as LO, dirt was covering the E,that means SJM 542 W7 , is my oldest.would be nice to have one the same age as me,but in better condition,up to 11 models at moment +blow lamps +tilley and vapa-lux pressure lanterns,not counting the primus stoves,if only i had a shed,have to call a halt before floor gives way.
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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby rosbullterier » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:38 pm

I have purchased 'AD 1480'.
I see from the Identifier, a bow tie is the accepted prop. This of course would mean the round (sorry, forgot the correct term) exhaust.
I have also 'AD 10622', which does have the round exhaust with bow tie prop, but the earlier model above has a flat exhaust with two blade swept prop.
Is this on the cusp of change?

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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby Hugz » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:04 pm

I came to the same conclusion.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=953

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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby rosbullterier » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:36 pm

Can't quite see your exhaust, I presume with the 'bow tie' prop it is round.

Looking through Charles's summary, mine has:
two box nipples
all brass clamp (not the skeleton) with bent thumbscrews
tank jubilee clips and bayonet cap
plain flywheel plate and small pulley wheel

Unfortunately the tank decal is long gone, but it has superb compression!

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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby Keith.P » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:34 pm

Been given a seagull, looks a smaller crank than my fvp, the flywheel has remnants of gold paint and is very badly corroded, plastic pull start
and a very small 4 blade prop.

The only problem is I cannot see any sign of a serial number, the rest of the outboard seems in reasonable condition other than it is most definitely seized, did they ever stamp serial numbers in other places as there is no sign of the serial having been removed from its common place?

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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby 40TPI » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:49 pm

May or may not be the correct answer for your motor but Seagull dealers kept stocks of replacement crankcases to repair those unfortunate motors that fell over and had their tiller mounting lug ripped off the crankcase. These dealer crankcases naturally left the factory without any serial stamped on them....... A slack dealer might not have bothered to stamp the serial on the repaired motor ....

No obvious signs that it has been machined /filed off?


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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby Keith.P » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:21 pm

Would this be the right place to look.

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It looks like its been used as an anker.

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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby Charles uk » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:33 pm

That's a featherweight that looks like it's spent some time on the seabed.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby 40TPI » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:52 pm

That is the correct place.

As Charles says it is a Featherweight.

Since it has :

A plastic carb venturi compensator
A plastic float bowl
A plastic tank cap
A later style rubber tiller handle
A plastic rope pull cover
A plastic rivet on the tilt latch

I'd conclude that it has quite a few "matching" items that suggest an "honest" F series 1967 -1976 Featherweight. If it also has a Wipac magneto and two hole flywheel I'd feel quite confident on that. Overall length should be 33.5 " (851mm).


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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby Keith.P » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:41 pm

Thanks for the helpful info, would have been better with a serial number, anyway will have to see what I can do with it when i get time.

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Re: Serial Number Identifier

Postby sgbreakell » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:54 am

I had no Luck with JM36296. I double checked the number....
This could be a post '64 model.


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