Seagull outboard wanted dead or alive (1 Viewer)

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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You know I've got an old Seagull 4hp that I bought off a guy 25+ years ago on a small home made clinker boat. (got rid of the boat ages ago)
The engine came with a manual a long range tank & an extension handle.
AND a green tin of castrol gearbox oil.
Probably still in the shed with a CBR 600 & a GP1200 jet-ski
Note to self ... need to have a sort out lol

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Found the Seagull not looked for the other bits yet.
Looks to be in great nic too sure it would start up & run fine (only one previous owner) lol.
I've got a few photos but will have to get the wife to post them here when she
gets home from work.
 
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Wildman

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main drive tube corroded and painted but other than that looks tidy. Could well do the job depending on price and getting it here.
 
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Fairly sure it was painted about 20years ago I think more as a "thing to do" with the kids make an offer if you like ? I can always say no lol.

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