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Old 13 March 2007, 12:08   #1
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Would this be a good Aux...

..for my 5.25 metre Osprey.

I like the seaguls for their simplicity and size and would imagine they would make an excellent AUX.

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..for my 5.25 metre Osprey.

I like the seaguls for their simplicity and size and would imagine they would make an excellent AUX.

Chris

Sorry is it me but I don't see it

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Old 13 March 2007, 14:01   #3
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..for my 5.25 metre Osprey.

I like the seaguls for their simplicity and size and would imagine they would make an excellent AUX.

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Not sure what 'this' is 'cos there's no picture. Are you talking about Seagull o/b's?

I've got one of those. Used to use it on a heavy clinker dinghy. Big prop, bags of thrust. Reliable - ish (had it in the shed for over 10 years. Decided one day it was about time to give it a twirl. One pull and it started!)

They're really noisy, use a 10 to 1 fuel/oil mix (yes, 10) and tip large quantities of the stuff into your boat. You can smell a Seagull owner from the other end of the bar. They're good at trapping your fingers too.
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What you say about thrust is very true - mate of mine had a warrior with a 6 or 8hp yamaha aux - it just wouldn't push him against the tide - he tried his father's old Seagul and it coped no problem.
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Do you need long or short shaft, Seagulls don't like the exhaust outlet being to deep and this one is a long shaft. Measure you transom, because I have a mint Seagull short shaft looking for a new owner.

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What you say about thrust is very true - mate of mine had a warrior with a 6 or 8hp yamaha aux - it just wouldn't push him against the tide - he tried his father's old Seagul and it coped no problem.

Well 4,5, or 6hp as it was designed then isnt the same now I'll be certain. I liked the idea of the 360 degree rotation of the engine, like having a stern thruster !! in any direction, as long as you checked for keel clearance on your old clinker hull first
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Pete my transom has a lip on the top so I am not sure how I would mount the Seagull I imagine I would have to have some sort of mount for it.

What model is yours and what HP?

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Pete my transom has a lip on the top so I am not sure how I would mount the Seagull I imagine I would have to have some sort of mount for it. What model is yours and what HP? Chris
I would use an angle grinder and cut a small section out of the lip so an outboard sits directly on the transom.

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Hmm not sure I could bring myself to do that.

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