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Old 18-05-2018, 10:45   #1
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Poseidon Gull Outboard engine - anyone know about these.

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I recently bought one of these on eBay for 60 with a broken arm (the outboard, mine mended years ago when I was 10). I can repair this and I'm attracted to it as its light and has a hand grip throttle and a centrifugal clutch. I am keen to test it so I can start renovating it but before I start I thought I would ask you guys some questions as you all seem to know stuff.

1. It says 25:1 fuel /oil on the bit of paper but my Yamaha is 100:1 is That right?

2. What is it a chinese copy of?

3. What is the paint colour

Plus anything else I might find useful like asource of spares and manuals.

Thank you all in advance


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Re: Poseidon Gull Outboard engine - anyone know about these.

Yamaha 2 strokes are made to very good tolerances but we always used 50:1 on the larger Yamahas.

This is going to be a copy of something Chinese or North Korean

Run it on 25:1 but I wouldn't spend anything on it if there are problems. Does it pump water btw it might be air cooled like a Honda.

I sold my Johnson 3.5hp during the winter after 13 years and bought a Honda 2.3hp for similar reasons you have bought the Gull. But with the nice weather in the UK it's completely the wrong time of year to buy something really good without paying through the nose.

Give the Gull a go and it can always go back on e bay if its a problem.

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Run it on 25:1 but I wouldn't spend anything on it if there are problems. Does it pump water btw it might be air cooled like a Honda.

Give the Gull a go and it can always go back on e bay if its a problem.

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It has come with a spare impeller and clutch plus a tool kit. My Yamaha has never let me down but I know its days are numbered so I bought this one to repair and use for a while and as you say, it can always go back on eBay. It was cheap as it needed a repair and the seller refused to send it, it was collection only. I asked them if they would pack it and attach a label for a courier, so thats what I did. I know I can get more if its fixed and Ill post.
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