messing about in boats

Dirty, mucky, horrible…

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on July 25, 2010

Another exciting instalment of “messing about in boats” aka “dicking about with broken engines”!

  • Johnson 8hp: Buggered. Needs a new exhaust tube and thermostat.
  • Archimedes Penta 3.9hp: Buggered. Needs a new fuel valve and carburettor float valve.
  • Seagull 102: No spark.

In fairness to the Seagull, she was manufactured about 70 years ago and appears to be completely original, right now to the screw-tip 3 piece spark plug. I suspect given a good clean and service she’ll be right as rain. It probably doesn’t help that she’s been sat in a box for nearly 25 years.

Meanwhile, Chris has more or less finished his Matilda and has promised a test sail soon.


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