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by charlesp
Fri May 14, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early British Seagull tank
Replies: 10
Views: 3755

Re: Early British Seagull tank

A very modest cost, it might surprise you. The original agreement was signed in late December 1937 between the Bristol Motor Boat Company (now operated solely by Way-Hope and Pinniger) and Marstons. They were to take over the patents, drawings, stocks of motors and spares, goodwill etc, for the prin...
by charlesp
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

Re: Marston Twin

Excellent, a marvellous find. It is indeed a big brute!

Congratulations, you must be very pleased
by charlesp
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FVs
Replies: 47
Views: 10975

Re: FVs

Guilty as charged, Charles
by charlesp
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: As of Today
Replies: 13
Views: 9378

Re: As of Today

Well done!

A good move!
by charlesp
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: OP463 on ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 12341

Re: OP463 on ebay

Brass tank, I suspect. And a modern decal. What's going on with those straps? One of them appears to have a cutout?

Expensive!
by charlesp
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 8743

Re: Reliability

I'm pretty sure that the more modern smaller outboards are rather more fragile in general terms. I've seen Mariner/Mercury motors with holes in the water jacket, and I have had the top bearing break up in a 3.3 Mercury of my own. That one had a busted tiller arm, and more than once I've ruefully wat...
by charlesp
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 7121

Re: Seagull lamp

I simply can not envisage being allowed such a thing in the house.

She Who Must Be Obeyed would throw a hissy fit.
by charlesp
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Blokewithaboat
Replies: 0
Views: 5953

Blokewithaboat

This member has left the building due to popular demand.
by charlesp
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 11510

Re: SJM 521R7

Jeremy I will pop down to the workshop tomorrow and have a look. The darkness and the chill and the Rioja persuade me not to do it right now.
by charlesp
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 11510

Re: SJM 521R7

Yes, that's right.
by charlesp
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SJM 521R7
Replies: 15
Views: 11510

Re: SJM 521R7

SJM23 doesn't have the cotton reels. I believe John Williams has SJM 1 - it would make sense to ask him (unless you already have, Jeremy!) The "R" does suggest a return to British Seagull for a rebuild at some point during its career. I would be surprised if the chaps at the factory didn't swap the ...
by charlesp
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD engine
Replies: 9
Views: 7034

Re: HSD engine

Nice one. Why on earth anyone would suggest turning it into an SD I have no idea! I have an AHC in the shed; it has a cap without an oil filler that is a little more streamlined and pointy than the ordinary barge pusher shape - is yours similar? Mine also has a three blade prop. It's a bit of a reli...
by charlesp
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New support BS
Replies: 5
Views: 5776

Re: New support BS

Those are the three legs for a British Seagull motor display stand. They would bolt on to a black rectangular wooden pad which bore the logo.

I suspect it's strictly one motor for each tripod, even if they are little ones.
by charlesp
Sun May 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Model 90 woes
Replies: 3
Views: 4241

Re: Model 90 woes

Under way!

Respect!
by charlesp
Sun May 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Model 90 woes
Replies: 3
Views: 4241

Model 90 woes

It was going to be a straightforward job. 1) Take gearbox from Model 90 in the workshop that has a knackered block 2) Put gearbox onto Model 90 that's hanging on the boat transom. Surely a simple task? Only 2 nuts to undo, heave power head off, bolt it onto good leg, and off we go. But no. I bolted ...