Seagull 102 restoration

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Seagull 102 restoration

Postby fergal butler » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:30 am

This is a 1955-56 102 it's sized missing bits and is in pretty bad shape :( but I think it will look ok when it's done.


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All striped down now not much to them :)


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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 :eek: but at least I know why it's not turning :D


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That's a bit better.

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Getting down to brass tacks :) I started to clean up the fuel tank hoping to do a nice polished brass finish to it but as it turned out someone had someone had patched it up before :( so I'll just clean it up fill the dints and paint it black.

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The chrome on the exhaust was all pitted so I cleaned that back to the brass the gear tube is steel so I'll just take the chrome "what's left of it" off and paint it.


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Got the decals from http://www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk/i_d_your_seagull/102_models.htmon and built up a few coats of lacquer.

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And the finished engine with a little video to prove it works :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO_K2MiZRRE

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby Mojo » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:57 am

Wow, very nice work.
Thanks for sharing

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby billy c » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:51 am

nice work. surprised that parts are still available! i have a Neptune motor of similar size, might have to dig it out of the junk pile after seeing yours!
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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby mrintense » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:47 am

Very nice Fergal. well done!
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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby Lowka53 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:19 am

:lol: what took you so long to post it here I watched your progress on face book 8) :wink: good job now you need to mount it on your little red boat.
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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby fergal butler » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:40 am

They have a big following over this side of the world so it's easy enough to get parts for them although they may not be for much longer as this one runs on 10-1 mix and likes to leave a little oil slick behind it :shock:

Lowka53 it was only when I saw Andy's post on his 1949 wizzard that I though you guy's might be interested in this one, she might be getting a little run on the red boat before the year's out as there is talk of a seagull rally on the Grand Canal "not for eco friendly eyes" :D

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby vupilot » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:03 am

That is really impressive! What are you going to build next to use it on?

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby fergal butler » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:18 am

I might use it as a backup motor on the crackerbox for when I'm at sea. On the Malahini I had a little bracket on the transom that the backup motor just slipped into and it didn't look too bad, maybe I could paint in a wood effect to hide it a bit more :D .

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:40 am

Outstanding Fergal!

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby jprice » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:28 am

holy cow! that's impressive!!!

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby fergal butler » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:20 am

I made a little stand for it with a malahini transom :D

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby Roberta » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:23 am

That is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby Steve S » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:43 am

WOW! I might put that in my living room...
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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby jenko » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:51 am

that sure is a nice wee stand :)

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Re: Seagull 102 restoration

Postby Mojo » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:40 am

Stop it! just stop it! The workmanship on the outboard stand far exceeds boat building abilities.

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