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Old 25 April 2009, 07:51   #1
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I want to have a little back up motor. But there's naff all room on my transom. So I thought about having a Seagull long shaft (well found one for sale close by). Any Seagull owners fancy doing me a favour? Could you measure the width for me? I can always borrow my dads Mariner 2.2hp which is very small but wondered if a Seagull would be slimmer.
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I want to have a little back up motor. But there's naff all room on my transom. So I thought about having a Seagull long shaft (well found one for sale close by). Any Seagull owners fancy doing me a favour? Could you measure the width for me? I can always borrow my dads Mariner 2.2hp which is very small but wondered if a Seagull would be slimmer.
Which model seagull? There's about six.
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Which model seagull? There's about six.
I've got a 1960's 1.5hp 10:1 mix smokey-Joe special Can't believe you'd want the measurements for that

But I can if you insist
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I've got a 1960's 1.5hp 10:1 mix smokey-Joe special Can't believe you'd want the measurements for that

But I can if you insist
If it fits in between the main engine and the tubes and gets me home then I wants one
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I've got a 1960's 1.5hp 10:1 mix smokey-Joe special
...which is 24cms at its widest point across the sit-on-top fuel tank

Its a Seagull Forty Featherweight. I've not run it for many years now. From memory, the 1.5hp was on a good day Lots of character though. Still feel like it's a member of the family
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...which is 24cms at its widest point across the sit-on-top fuel tank

Its a Seagull Forty Featherweight. I've not run it for many years now. From memory, the 1.5hp was on a good day Lots of character though. Still feel like it's a member of the family
Cheers Leapy, your good lad

And as for being apart of the family, why not! Does it give you back chat? Does it go into a mood and give you grief once a month? No, then it sounds allot better family than my wife and kids
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Don't bother with an early seagull. The tilt 'lock' hook will release when you slam unless you're very lucky or bungee it up and you'll have to carry separate fuel as they run on between 10:1 and 25:1.
It'll push it OK, but any cheap 100 4hp 2 stroke would do the job better.
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Don't bother with an early seagull. The tilt 'lock' hook will release when you slam unless you're very lucky or bungee it up and you'll have to carry separate fuel as they run on between 10:1 and 25:1.
It'll push it OK, but any cheap 100 4hp 2 stroke would do the job better.
Doesn't sound to good, was hoping to steal your idea of pumping fuel into the tank from my main tanks.

I've only ever seen a Seagull in photos' but thought they were thinner than you average more modern 2 stroke? If they aren't I may as well stick with the Mariner. I'll drive up to my dads soon and get his off him and then take it down to the RIB. See if it fits.
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Don't bother with an early seagull. The tilt 'lock' hook will release when you slam unless you're very lucky or bungee it up and you'll have to carry separate fuel as they run on between 10:1 and 25:1.
It'll push it OK, but any cheap 100 4hp 2 stroke would do the job better.
Got to agree with Nos, John. As much as I love it, as much as it doesn't go into a grump, as much as it doesn't back-chat and as much as I would never part with it...as an outboard motor it's about as much use as Zimbabwian $1m bank note
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