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by poachers lady
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Any Griffon/ B/C layout Centaurs
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Calling all Griffon and B/C layout Centaur owners

Hi Roger. My 'C' layout Centaur is ashore and up for sale at Parkstone Bay Marina (Turks Lane, Poole). You're welcome to measure up any time. Could meet you there (good coffee/food in the cafe!) or arrange for Jimmy in the brockerage to let you on board. Now boating in a Hardy Pilot. Also sent PM bu...
by poachers lady
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Fraud alert.
Replies: 0
Views: 1099

Fraud alert.

And still they keep coming! From: ian isaac Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:07 PM To: mikelofthouse@talktalk.net Subject: Life raft 4 person Hi Mike, I will have you get back with your contacts address soon as I have this details a bank check would be sent to you for the complete payments okay. ...
by poachers lady
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Cost of a new engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

Re: Cost of a new engine?

As posted previously. For a Beta 20 in my Centaur, a little under £7k. And that was without me touching a single thing, apart from painting the engine bay when empty. Job done with no hassle by Mike Wills Marine in Poole.

What price safety, security, and piece of mind?
by poachers lady
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Reefing the Main on early Westerly's (replace the "Claw")
Replies: 17
Views: 6988

Re: Reefing the Main on early Westerly's (replace the "Claw"

Just a thought Alessandra. The sail shouldn't stick if you are only shortening it in windy conditions. Are you in fact trying to roll the whole sail onto the boom for storage as you would the foresail? That is not its purpose.
by poachers lady
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: The problem with children...
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

Re: The problem with children...

With the comfort and well being of your young family at stake, I think there is a clue to the answer in your post. You write, ".....reasonable quality". Would you be satisfied if the quality of your anchor or mooring was merely reasonable? Lifejackets, the hull of your boat? But I am sure someone wi...
by poachers lady
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur Waterline Measurement
Replies: 12
Views: 3345

Re: Centaur Waterline Measurement

Just a thought. Why do we insist on straight and level anti-fouling junctions? How about some nice 'bow wave' graphics? Problem solved.

As I said....just a thought. Must go and take my medication now.
by poachers lady
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Your Location
Replies: 5
Views: 3758

Re: Location

Sensible advice which seems to be still ignored, or not noticed, by new Forum members.
by poachers lady
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: A centaur, me and the weather
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: A centaur, me and the weather

These things do seem to sort themselves out! Hope to see you around the harbour sometime in the future. My boat is on a swinging mooring at Parkstone Bay Marina.

Happy sailing (when Malaika III is ready of course!).
by poachers lady
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: A centaur, me and the weather
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: A centaur, me and the weather

As Philip said, check the weather carefully. It's due to start blowing up late Wednesday to Thursday. The Centaur can take anything but for you it looks as though it will be a long day, probably ending up by punching into the ebbing spring tide into Poole Harbour. Hope all goes well, and that you jo...
by poachers lady
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Mounting a liferaft canister on a Centaur pushpit
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

Re: Mounting a liferaft canister on a Centaur pushpit

Hi. had the same issue with my Centaur, but after a lot of brainwork (and luck?) resolved it. Basically the canister is mounted on the starboard side of the pushpit in its stainless steel cradle. I compensated for the lack of verticals by using opposing pipe brackets on the rail and cradle. These ar...
by poachers lady
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Snow snow snow
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

Re: Snow snow snow

May I be the first to offer my sincere condolences. I thought I was ahead of the game and looking forward to an early return to the water; but.................. Near freezing temperatures and chilling F6 NE winds over the next week not doing much for my mood. And I'm in the South! Oh well. Happy Sai...
by poachers lady
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Westerly Centaur Winches
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

Re: Westerly Centaur Winches

Hi. I believe thick grease is to be avoided. You may find spares but thought you'd like to know I've been using one of my winches with only one spring for about three years! They are nice and simple aren't they? and with no handle to lose!
by poachers lady
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: rocna anchor for a Centaur
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: rocna anchor for a Centaur

Hi. Just a few thoughts on this. I have a 25lb CQR on my Centaur. Somehow seems about right and original spec. As for the extra weight of the chain when pulling up the anchor, that is relative to the depth as you are only lifting the vertical length of chain. In your case it looks as though you will...
by poachers lady
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Hunting a Centaur.......
Replies: 31
Views: 9165

Re: Hunting a Centaur.......

Sorry to hear about your bad experience. Certainly I think you would need to push your budget up to £8k min to have a chance of getting a Centaur that would be immediately 'sailable'. There was one moored next to mine this past season that I believe went for a little under £9k, and that had a reas...
by poachers lady
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my fellow WOA members and Westerly owners a very Happy New Year. Let us hope the weather is kind to us in 2013, and that we can get out there and really take advantage of our wonderful boats.