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by solitaire
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Latest arrival - Simmonds
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Latest arrival - Simmonds

Already on it :thumbsup: easier to reduce shaft length than add! Looks like the crossflow bell housing is deeper than the old Consul one the normal gap will allow some thrust on the flex mounts and room for a prop puller. I will re-profile the rudder to make it better balanced and less like a paddle...
by solitaire
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Latest arrival - Simmonds
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Latest arrival - Simmonds

Picture of prop and rusty rudder, should the rudder be alloy or stainless? - The distance between the cutless bearing and prop is 3" - (seems excessive!) I have been installing and building bigger boats with shafts for years and normal distance is about 15-25mm to reduce any run out - 3" seems alot ...
by solitaire
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Latest arrival - Simmonds
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Latest arrival - Simmonds

Tim, I have sent you pm
by solitaire
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Latest arrival - Simmonds
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Latest arrival - Simmonds

I,m pretty sure the "Log" exhaust cancels out any engine performance mod's to the crossflow
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by solitaire
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Latest arrival - Simmonds
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Latest arrival - Simmonds

I've been out of action for a while but something for me to tinker with arrived in Dorset from "Up North" today. A 1956 Early Teddington built Simmonds. No numbers but the narrow engine hatch and aft ski towing ring lead us to beleive its an early boat On the whole - its nice and tidy, but needs fet...
by solitaire
Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Sales/Wants
Topic: Pearly Miss - almost finished
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Pearly Miss - almost finished

Hello Pete.
A lot has happened since you took the P.Miss - she looks lovely.
by solitaire
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Bilge blower / Vent fan
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: Bilge blower / Vent fan

Congratulations on your decision to install an extract fan to your inboard petrol engine’d boat, I have not installed one in an Abatross but probably over 50 installations in other small and medium boats during my 60 plus years in the marine business, Many have been for owners wanting to get a UK bo...
by solitaire
Thu May 06, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Sales/Wants
Topic: Looking for a low hours Yamaha 90
Replies: 0
Views: 1283

Looking for a low hours Yamaha 90

Hi all - I,m looking for a Yamaha 90 hp two stroke , 20ins shaft with power trim and tilt, low hours would be nice, any help or leads towards locating one for my new project would be much apreciated, am hoping to get on the water for later in the year to enjoy Cardiff and Neyland among friends. Andre
by solitaire
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Century Riviera 5m
Replies: 0
Views: 1634

Century Riviera 5m

Hello all................House move acomplished and thinking of boats again. Does anyone have expierience or knowledge of older Century grp boats? I worked for an American boat builder back in the day, (70's) the woven lay-up can be a bit heavy, spray on glass perhaps is not as good as hand applied ...
by solitaire
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 3218

Winter Magazine

Arrived today. Nice content and many thanks to all contributors and those who put it together. :thumbsup: