I will never pull a cord again!!!

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I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by TJCeeJay » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:53 am

I just saw this on YouTube. Actually, I was looking for this on YouTube, and found exactly what I was looking for! Image



I damn near pee'd myself! :mrgreen:

And now that I know it does work, I will never pull that rope again!

All hail Stephen Griffin and his cordless drill outboard starter! Image You my hero man!

Anyhoo, I though ya guys might get a kick out of the video. I know I sure did!

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Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by Collector Inspector » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:37 am

I for one would not be doing this as the main way of starting any engine. Once or twice yes but not being as end all regarding a rope if the main recoil is broken or missing.

Threads on crankshafts are strong but any nut is not. Also a chance of breaking a key. The key is what will be displaced because the taper of the flywheel to crankshaft sticktion will be broken.

That Fisherman has a rope sheave. It should be used as such.

Old rope start Dears will let you know when something breaks in the worst possible way at a drop of a hat.

Just my observation.

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Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by skyetoyman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:18 am

nuts on seagulls are fairly big and getting the drill away before the engine takes over may not be possible. Seems a good was to lose a drill or bash a wrist.
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Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by phil » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:52 am

As an alternate you could get a recoil start for your Seagull. The Siba totally enclosed one is good. Nice sturdy design, and faster to start than wrapping the rope on each time. The motor does not look as good in my opinion as the open flywheel style does. There is a different size for the 40 series and the Century motors.
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Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by Charles uk » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:56 am

There is a strong possibility that using this on a Seagull, will over tighten the flywheel nut, this can cause 2 major problems.

Stretching the thread on the end of the crankshaft & snapping it off with prolonged use.

Forcing the flywheel down onto the taper, so well, that the only way to remove it requires the use of an angle grinder.

Let us know how you get on.
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Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by Collector Inspector » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:58 am

Yep!

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Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by TJCeeJay » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:58 pm

Yeah, after thinkin' 'bout it for a while I came to the conclusion myself that I didn't want to try it! :( (Mostly for the over tightening of the nut.) :? Ah well, it's still a funny video! :roll:

So, still the ol' wrap, pull, wrap, pull, braaaaat-at-at-at-at-at... :mrgreen:

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Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by CatiGull » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:10 pm

I'm dealing with a mucked up thread on the crankshaft of a 5 HP right now and it isn't fun. Made even less fun by the lack of sources of British die here on this side of the pond
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Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by pat777 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:30 pm

Not sure what size crankshaft your dealing with. I know when I asked here about the size of the die I needed for my century outboard, I was told 7/16 BSF 18TPI.
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Here is a link to an ebay seller based in the uk that will post internationally.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAIZO-7-16-x-18 ... 417eaede23

$11.69 and $5.85 postage. So $17.54 total. Not sure if that's more than you want to spend, the postage is not too bad in my opinion when you consider how far it has to travel. I guess it could take ten days for it to arrive, which could be a problem I guess. Make sure you know the actual size that you need, don't take my word for it. I don't want to be held responsible for your ordering the wrong size.That could be a source of some serious frustration when the package arrives.

Good luck with it.

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Re: I will never pull a cord again!!!

Post by phil » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:12 pm

www.britishfasteners.com

It's in upstate N.Y. He has the taps, dies, and even a Seagull tool kit. Not mention most of the fasteners you might need.
Good guy to deal with.

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