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Seagull 102 restoration

Posted by fergal butler 
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Re: Seagull 102 restoration
09 June, 2014 15:55
A new plug, some fresh petrol and a few pulls, Seagull 40+ running for the first time in 30+ years... I think I will keep it as a running engine, don't know that I want to make it all nice and shiny.

http://youtu.be/IpDrfhvvpfY

Niall G
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
09 June, 2014 16:20
Nice one she sounds great thumbs up

I know these gear boxes allow water in unlike other outboards but when they are run in salt water and then left for 20 odd years it can leave a bit of a mess eye popping smiley but at least I know why it's not turning grinning smiley





That's a bit better.


Re: Seagull 102 restoration
09 June, 2014 16:57
I think Grand Canal Dock on Sunday is the place for me! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
10 June, 2014 17:24
Dents filled primed and painted, I'll give it a coat of lacquer when I get a decal for it.



Re: Seagull 102 restoration
16 June, 2014 20:09
The tank straps were a bit rusted up and the chrome almost gone so back to the patio heater for another bit of stainless steal smiling smiley I opened up the band to fit over the heater drilled out the holes and bolted it on to hold it in place while I cut them out.





After a little polish two shinny new straps. smiling smiley




I also cut up an old bike inner tube to line the inside of the straps so they won't scratch the tank.


Re: Seagull 102 restoration
18 June, 2014 20:55
Got the decals from http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/i_d_your_seagull/102_models.htmon today and built up a few coats of lacquer.





Re: Seagull 102 restoration
19 June, 2014 08:04
Wow, well done. I still feel a Seagull Rally coming on, though I am keeping mine scruffy

Niall G
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
21 June, 2014 11:21
Not much I can do with the transom bracket it seems to be missing a few corners smiling smiley



I have a bid on this one that should work and looks to be all there.



The stud for the tiller arm is also broken and boy was it hard to remove very fine whitworth threads.



Re: Seagull 102 restoration
21 June, 2014 12:32
[quote Niall Galway]Wow, well done. I still feel a Seagull Rally coming on, though I am keeping mine scruffy

Niall G[/quote]

It might turn into a rope pulling rally if this is anything to go by grinning smiley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25DDXuM26xs
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
21 June, 2014 20:57
Well maybe they need to bring theirs to the Seagull Hospital, mine starts on the 2nd pull. Just don't breathe in, seagull rally coming

Niall G
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
25 June, 2014 19:12
Just about finished now except for the thrust block and a bit of adjusting here and there.


















And here is a little video of her first start up, a bit smokey at first but not too bad once she got going grinning smiley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO_K2MiZRRE

Some of my projects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfNjkhMRt40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U.
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
25 June, 2014 20:37
Hi Fergal,

Well done on the restoration. It looks like it came straight out of the factory!

Is there no end to your skillset?

Regards

Kieran
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
28 June, 2014 13:45
Well done. Really nice job. I'm looking for a driveshaft. Anybody know of one around?
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
28 June, 2014 18:02
Why was the "siba" not refitted ?. I always thought they were a very useful accessory back in the day when "seagulls" were in use. Saved many a black eye in their day. I have one original forty plus, with long range tank, owners manual and siba fitted, buried in the attick somewhere. Totally worthless nowadays probably. Only a milionaire could afford to run one nowadays. Nice to see someone going to the immense effort seen here, all for a humble old "gull" I must say.
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
01 July, 2014 10:15
Robert I didn't think the recoil starter looked the part and as it will not be in everyday use I can live without it smiling smiley

Jim what type of drive shaft are you looking for I have one for a clutch drive if thats any good to you.




Re: Seagull 102 restoration
01 July, 2014 14:45
[quote Jim & Finola]Well done. Really nice job. I'm looking for a driveshaft. Anybody know of one around?[/quote] Hi or these might be of interest to you.http://www.donedeal.ie/boats-for-sale/seagull-boat-engine/7219762
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
18 August, 2014 10:33
I made a little stand to finish her off smiling smiley









Re: Seagull 102 restoration
18 August, 2014 11:39
Can I ask what paint you used on the driveshaft tube. I have to replace mine and just wondered what to use on it.
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
18 August, 2014 11:53
[quote Jim & Finola]Can I ask what paint you used on the driveshaft tube. I have to replace mine and just wondered what to use on it.[/quote]

I used a rust-oleum primer and then sprayed it with Halfords black car paint and lacquer smiling smiley

Some of my projects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfNjkhMRt40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6vkPjEy4U.
Re: Seagull 102 restoration
18 August, 2014 12:27
Just had a look at you boat build. You are a man of many talents.
Maybe you could give me some advice. Over the winter I plan on replacing some of the wood around the gunnel of our boat. Plan at the mo is to use white oak about 3"x1".
Can you advise as to how to bend this? I have seen made up box wood steamers on utube, but would be interested in your opinion.

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