2HP Seagull on a 12' Sears rowboat. Enough power?

Discussion in 'Boating' started by joecatfish, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. joecatfish

    joecatfish New Member

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    Anyone know anything about the British Seagull 2HP outboards? I have an opportunity to buy one (1955 year model) in perfect mechanical shape, for $100.00 bucks. I would use it on a 12' Sears Gamefisher, maybe 700 lbs Gross wt. Is it going to give me any more speed than my Minn-Kota Endura 30 trolling motor?
    I wanted a 5-10 HP, but nothing is coming up in my price range. Had two matching 1960's 9.9HP Johnson's, but they were stolen out of a locked room in my garage in Waco TX some years back. Man, was that heartbreaking.
     
  2. jmon

    jmon New Member

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    it will push it better than a trolling motor but not by much. they smoke a lot due to 10-1 gas oil mix. they will run forever and you will get a lot of looks have had one for a long time. hope it helps
     

  3. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    Don't know anything about that particular motor, but I have an old 12' rowboat and use a 2 h.p. evenrude,1972, and it pushes it fine.
     
  4. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Aren't motors like rods & reels, ya can't have too many ?
    :smile2:
     
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Why is that motor suppose to be a 10:1 oil mix?
     
  6. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Joe it will push it OK just not that fast but will do good putting around. Those old British seagulls were about bullet proof if kept maintained. My only problem would be in finding the water pump for it.
     
  7. joecatfish

    joecatfish New Member

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    Thank you, all. I still am somewhat undecided, but have more to base my decision on, now. Wish I could get a 5 or 9.9HP, but the money just isn't there for it right now. Dependibility is definately a plus for the seagull, it seems.
     
  8. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    For 100 bucks, you can't go wrong. The Seagull was used by many sail boat owners a small auxillary or to power dinghy's. Not fast, but dependable. Wish I had it for my canoe.