Saturday, 5 January 2019

Finding a New British Seagull outboard

The word New is an indication as to the engine I will post on here.

Of course as the engine dates to 1961 / 62 it is far from new as it has been used.

The trick is that when it was used the water it was in was fresh water and in the Vaal Dam, South Africa.

Part of its restoration has been done, new fuel tap cork seal, new fuel line, new spark plug cap, new filler cap cork gasket, new fuel bowl, new hand grip on the tiller arm, the nuts on the engine were removed where possible and re chromed ones fitted.

The down tube for the drive shaft has very good chrome work, the main down tube is  the nicer stainless steel option.

The engine really just needs the damaged petrol tank sorting out and a new British Seagull transfer sticking on.

This is a 4 hp motor, it runs on a fuel to oil mix of 10:1 but it may be able to run on a 25:1 mix if I re jet the carburetor?

I bought  this for my own use, it may now be for sale?


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