Seagull outboard wanted dead or alive

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  1. Wildman

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    Some time ago a couple funsters offered me a seagull outboard that had been lying in a garage untouched for several years. I bought myself a small fishing boat suitable for the engine only to find the engines were no longer available as family members had in one case disposed of it and in a second given a third party permission to dispose of it. Both happened without the knowledge of the owner so no blame at all. However the fact remains I now have a boat but no engine. I prefer an old seagull as I know I can service them and spares are still available even for 1950's engines. So do you have one gathering dust someplace?
     
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    Seagull, older than the hills but real classic
     
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    They're all dead aren't they;)
     
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    Seen them in skips round here. Get a 4 stroke Honda and save the planet! :)

    I guess they are still around but I haven't seen one for ages. If I spot a small ad I'll let you know. Will check local paper this week.
     
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    No use to you now but I had one a few years back and was an avid reader at the time of the SOS site which you're probably aware of?
     
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    eBay?
     
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    Theres one for sale on the Disco3.co.uk forum - look in the for sale section about the 3rd page in. The guy wants £100
     
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    Quite a few on ebay.. previous sold go for between £100 - £150

    have a look in your local boat yards and yacht clubs... you might get lucky

    As an example.. a local yard in Woodbridge sells them
    Seagulls
    A selection of good old Seagull engines always in stock. Silver Century long shafts from about £100. 40+'s from about £75
     
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    If you want mine it's in about forty foot of water by the Bench Head Buoy :cry:
     
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    but has it got a spark?????
     
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    worked on a trawler for a while, one came up in the net, owner clean the barnacles off it, cleaned it up, oiled it added fuel and it worked on the second pull
     
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    I once took part in the annual Bermuda round the island race for seagull powered rowboats, ours was about 10 foot long and I can't remember how many days it took. Yawn!
     
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    There's one in the Helford River, about 100metres up river from the Ferryboat Inn.
    A nephew had one on a jury rig on his Canoe, a bit heath robinson but it worked.
    The fool stood up in the Canoe to wee over the side:doh:
    If you find it, it might be worth looking around nearby because, he lost a very expensive Camera at the same time, a Ronson Lighter, and his wallet:rofl::rofl:
     
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    Old seagulls never die, the impeller even stays intact when run dry?
     
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    well I eventually bought a longshaft with clutch, could do with a smaller one really I think so still looking and always carry a second engine anyway. n the mean time I have a gunter rig and sails to fit plus a rudder to add to the outboard so I don't have to change it over.:xsmile:
     
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    ask harbour master at watermouth cove his name is keith great bloke he might know, my son owns fishing boat there its called sea fox regards steve
     
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    I,ve got a 40+ with a clutch in the garage,it was the one me and the old man used to use back in the 60,s,he had moorings on the Plym.Its got a score down the piston and last time I used it you could walk faster,sorry wouldn,t part with it.Too sentimental.Tried freecycle?
     
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    40+ would suit me a treat, and as I used to service them, replacing a scored piston no problem. You know it really should be used.
     
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