Sunday, 24 May 2015

1977 British Seagull Silver Century

Here we have a 1977 British Seagull Silver Century. Serialnumber WSPC986HH7. It is made in August 1977. It is rated at 5 hp.
This one is in a really good, unrestored condition. It has been sitting for at least 25 years in a dry and warm basement. It has obviously been well taken care of. It came with its original owners handbook in English, an owners handbook in Finnish, and with spare prop springs and a Seagull spanner, all contained in a Seagull plastic folder.

This Seagull is a clutched model, which means it has a forward gear and a neutral lever. It is really handy, compared to my other Seagulls that are direct drive models.

The Silver Century series were more or less the same as earlier models but they had a silver painted powerhead and larger, more squarely shaped fuel tanks.

Today I fired it up for the first time and a little while later it got its first outing in the sea. It worked perfectly on our fishing trip.

For startes, here is a video of the engine running. Sorry about the sideways video, need to figure out how to get it rotated..

Original decals still readable!

Clutch lever visible in this picture

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