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by sakean99
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Warwick Mast Lowering!
Replies: 4
Views: 2158

Re: Warwick Mast Lowering!

The problems come once the mast gets past about 20deg off vertical & the weight is acting further away from the fulcrum. I do it with 2 people, one controlling the rope on the forestay & one aft with a light ladder or forked pole of some sort to support the mast as high as possible to carry the weig...
by sakean99
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: can you help me indentify my boat please
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: can you help me indentify my boat please

Check out Hunter boats, possiby a Minstrel. Dylan Winter (of "Keep Turning Left" fame) has recently bought one. His has an outboard in a well, I think yours could be set up for an inboard. Google Keep Turning Left for pictures & videos of his second boat KatieL as his first boat was a Mirror Offshor...
by sakean99
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Old Seafarer - fix or scrap ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4069

Re: Old Seafarer - fix or scrap ?

I have an old Seafarer & the failure mode is almost certainly due to a poor connection on either the power lead (no whirly or red led) or the coax lead (whirls but no red led , or very erratic/ multiple pulses). Clean up the connections & resolder if necessary. Don't worry too much about accuracy at...
by sakean99
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: swinging mooring
Replies: 9
Views: 3387

Re: swinging mooring

Round my way (N Wales) it is common practice to borrow unused moorings on a temporary basis. Mainly because anchoring amongst moorings is a pretty dodgy thing to do & could well severely damage a mooring as well as cost you your anchor & chain. Just remember that one shouldn't ever leave a boat unat...
by sakean99
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NEW CENTAUR OWNER
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

Re: NEW CENTAUR OWNER

FWIW, I am not a Centaur owner, but it is common for designed trim to allow for 2 adults in the cockpit. In a big boat this makes little difference, but for smaller boats, moving one or two people from the cockpit to the bow will affect the trim quite a bit. Maybe an inch on a Centaur at a guess? As...
by sakean99
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: w25
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: w25

Nice boats, I used to have one, but I don't remember how the o/b trolley was set up now, but I do remember it was a brilliant bit of design. Have you tried asking on the Nomad & 22 Yahoo group? Someone there may be able to help.

link; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesterlyN ... 2/messages
by sakean99
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Sumlog impeller
Replies: 16
Views: 6048

Re: Sumlog impeller

Yes, the inner cable runs in a loose plastic tube. Sea water sits in this, so a good clip at the inner end of the impeller is vital. It also explains why the inner cables always rust & break at the air/ water interface. The inner will just pull out of the back of the guage & is squared off to drive ...
by sakean99
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: My MD2B 25hp engine seized.. any engine would fit exactly?
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: My MD2B 25hp engine seized.. any engine would fit exactl

Apart from another MD2B, I doubt it. For starters a new engine will almost certainly need a new (right-handed) prop. Newer engines will also generally be quite a bit smaller. I bought a new Yanmar 3YM30 to replace my MD2B & had it installed by the supplier. The total cost was around 10k GBP, but it ...
by sakean99
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: volvo penta md2b broken
Replies: 34
Views: 12541

Re: volvo penta md2b broken

Your engine is old, probably 30-40years, an overhals is likely to set you back around a grand just for parts. It may be time to replace it, but you are unlikely to find one where the engine bearers will fit well enough for the slack to be taken up by the mounts. You may get away with bolting a steel...
by sakean99
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Westerly Pageant
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

Re: Westerly Pageant

Weren't they all built at the Waterlooville site near Poole?
by sakean99
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Wheel Steering for a Berwick
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Re: Wheel Steering for a Berwick

It would be much cheaper to fit a tiller extension & sit on the cockpit side. It will need to be a bit more butch than a dinghy fitting, but the principle is good. For an original style Berwick wheel you will need the pedestal, wheel,chain, cables fittings & quadrant. That's a lot of hassle & cost. ...
by sakean99
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Beta marine BZ482 , sand in the flywheel casing
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Beta marine BZ482 , sand in the flywheel casing

Could the boat it came from have been flooded at some time? Can you check out its history?
by sakean99
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: 2 piece mast
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Re: 2 piece mast

No professional expertise, but Centaur masts are short & stocky compared to modern designs. They are NOT designed to bend, so if the joint is sleeved internally & well made it should last for many years, in my personal (ie not a rigger!) opinion. However, if I was buying, I would price up a replacem...
by sakean99
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Share a Centaur?
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: Share a Centaur?

Good luck, but if you get no response here, try the YBW (Yachting & Boating World) forum, it has a much larger membership & there is no reason really to restrict yourself to Westerly fans & owners.
by sakean99
Thu May 31, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur replacement engine
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Centaur replacement engine

FYI, Dylan has now bought a Hunter with an O/B. :D

Did we scare him off?