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by Journeyman
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One for the kids
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: One for the kids

Thank you Journeyman, I did not know Optimist already existed in the 40's. I considered it as a modern boat. (although "modern" in my thinking would be "vintage" in most's). Sandro Yes Clark Mills was a well known naval architect in Florida, most of his work was deigning large luxury motor yachts f...
by Journeyman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One for the kids
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: One for the kids

It’s not a requirement of the class rules Sandro so most aren’t fitted with them, also they would get in the way when hiking-out. But you could easily fit them, when Clark Mills designed them for an Optimist Club back in the 40's I’m sure they would have been able to row them.
Dave,
by Journeyman
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One for the kids
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: One for the kids

The Walker Bay is a very tough boat and makes a good work boat or tender. It’s main drawback is that it is Crank, meaning it has high initial stability but once it goes beyond a certain degree of heel it capsizes quickly without warning. In a lot of ways it’s good to give children a boat and let the...
by Journeyman
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Adrian Dale
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

Re: Adrian Dale

Sorry to hear this news, reading of Adrian’s adventures and plans for new ventures was inspirational, he showed what a Seagull is still capable of.

Condolences to his Wife,
Dave.
by Journeyman
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New to British Seagulls (40 Plus)
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

Re: New to British Seagulls (40 Plus)

Hi Nik, Yes the exhaust will get to hot to hold but will cool down quite quickly, it does not get as hot as a motorcycle exhaust. Don’t remember ever burning myself on the exhaust as normal running you are nowhere near it. Usually leave it to cool down on the transom after a trip before lifting it o...
by Journeyman
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New to British Seagulls (40 Plus)
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

Re: New to British Seagulls (40 Plus)

Hi Nick, Welcome to the group. The motor looks good, do you have the complete clamp? To answer your question there are two manuals the first is the original “Seagull Workshop Manual” that John can supply, there is also a "Spare Parts List" and lastly an "Owners Handbook" that would have come with th...
by Journeyman
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Genuine “barn find”
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

Re: Genuine “barn find”

Well done, nice find the motor looks realy good. Bell Woodworking made the GP 14 that’s why that dinghy class has a Bell emblem in the main sail. You could buy them as a kit for home building, everything came accurately machined to size, it’s my guess that a lot of the shorter parts would fit in tha...
by Journeyman
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I am Interested
Replies: 15
Views: 6595

Re: I am Interested

That is one hell of a fine collection you have Bruce, I remember when you moved it some years ago and was impressed then.
Glad to see it’s still growing.
Dave.
by Journeyman
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull refueller
Replies: 10
Views: 4942

Re: Seagull refueller

I have a red one like that, that came from halfords, same style can but not embossed with Seagull. I your one embossed with Seagull? Yes it’s embossed on both sides with the same wording. Petroleum Sprit Seagull ------------- -------------Refueller Highly Inflammable Setout like the above. Have tri...
by Journeyman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Am I on a slippery slope?
Replies: 7
Views: 3982

Re: Am I on a slippery slope?

beerjam wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:42 pm Now I am considering getting the welder out to modify my box trailer to carry a boat!
Good Man! Next you’ll be designing a boat trailer and launching trolly and a bigger boat to go fishing!
by Journeyman
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull refueller
Replies: 10
Views: 4942

Re: Seagull refueller

The one I have came with a 40+ along with spare crankcases and a bucket of spares! Don’t have a separete photo of it but that’s it in the back of the car along with on the left a 40 featherweight, a Centuary in the middle and the 40+ on the right. Boat 077.jpg Inflatable and fishing gear allso fits ...
by Journeyman
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Am I on a slippery slope?
Replies: 7
Views: 3982

Re: Am I on a slippery slope?

When you build the shed make it three foot bigger than you think you need to build the largest boat you are thinking of building, the ideal boat is always three foot bigger than the one you have. :wink:

Dave.
by Journeyman
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull refueller
Replies: 10
Views: 4942

Re: Seagull refueller

The are from the 1970's, as you can see the advert is for decimal money and that happened in 71. I have the same can as in the advert, steel can plastic spout. Previous Refuellers had round tanks and rubber pipes for the transfer of the fuel. The one in the advert works well, if you stick the spout ...
by Journeyman
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The Discussion
Topic: Starting in Reverse?
Replies: 15
Views: 18852

Re: Starting in Reverse?

OK firstly there will be no need to say Honest at the end of this! Most two strokes will run backwards some are even designed to do so. There are many big marine engines that are coupled directly to the prop shaft with no gearbox involved. Most of the these engines are two stroke diesels with sleeve...
by Journeyman
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anyone with spare time?
Replies: 3
Views: 4529

Anyone with spare time?

You have probably seen them , couple of little forties on the bay at the moment, one in Bristol 274110180012 and the other in North Wales, Holyhead 163958005564.

Just the thing for a winter project!

Dave.