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by tlodder
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur Morse control
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: Centaur Morse control

You are of course quiet right the morse control I have has the centre button to disengage the gear thus allow starting with some throttle. The question I have is Roger is going to be using a spinlock device. I am unable to see how one could disengage the gears using this device as there appears no w...
by tlodder
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur Morse control
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: Centaur Morse control

Roger Just had some more thoughts about this as this seems to be my main project for the winter, well that and getting the head to work! Are you going to use the original morse control or are you going to use something newer and if so what make and model do you intend to use? Also I have looked at t...
by tlodder
Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur Morse control
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: Centaur Morse control

Thanks for that Roger, judging by the size of the hole you plan to move the entire fitting inc ignition Tacho, temp is that correct? When I am at the boat next weekend I'll have a look at that position. I don't use the quarter berth anyway (bit to big and not so flexible) so cables encroaching in th...
by tlodder
Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur Morse control
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: Centaur Morse control

Hi Roger, thanks for the info. Do you have any other information about this Spinlock ie model number. Sounds an interest option did you fit it yourself?

Tony
by tlodder
Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur Morse control
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Centaur Morse control

Well that's another season over. Now for lots of pottering!! Having had the Centaur for one season now, I'm generally pleased with the performance and design. For me though the Centaur has one major drawback and that is the position of the Morse control. I'm bobbing up and down trying to see and adj...
by tlodder
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Single line reefing
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

Single line reefing

Just setting up my Centaur with the Barton Single Line reefing kit. I'm interested to know what you guys use to secure the reefing lines in the cockpit. I have one spare clutch on the port side but no spares on the starboard side. From and aesthetic point I would prefer to keep the sides matching bu...
by tlodder
Fri May 10, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Genoa
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Centaur Genoa

Hi Guys Just had my genoa shredded on its moorings due to high winds and obviously poorly secured (my bad) :oops: :cry: Now looking for a replacement. Does anyone have the sizes for a cruising (furling) genoa and a reputable sail supplier that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, doesn't have to be new a ...
by tlodder
Mon May 06, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: swing mooring tender security
Replies: 1
Views: 1417

swing mooring tender security

I am thinking of getting a Bic 245 and to use it as a tender to get to my boat that is on a swing mooring at the top of Chichester harbour. I am concerned about security while i'm away sailing for a week or so. So far my plan is to use a 6mm chain through the front hand holds and chain it to the pic...
by tlodder
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Plotters - any recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 2924

Re: Plotters - any recommendations?

iPad 3 with navx and iAIS serves as a great plotter with 10" screen and the AIS gives you radar effect without the fuzz of the land. Plus you can do your emails connect it to your autohelm and read your favourite magazine.

And yes it can be made complete 100% waterproof down to 2mtrs.

Tony

:D :D
by tlodder
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: rocna anchor for a Centaur
Replies: 6
Views: 2596

Re: rocna anchor for a Centaur

Never new that, thank-you! :shock: Other than confidence in your own ability, one needs confidence in the boat and the kit you use. I don't suppose for a second a climber would climb with a frayed rope. Lives really could be at risk with sub-standard equipment. Is there no kite-mark/standard require...
by tlodder
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: rocna anchor for a Centaur
Replies: 6
Views: 2596

rocna anchor for a Centaur

I am in need of a replacement anchor. I am looking at the Rocna but their sizing chart is suggesting that 10kg would be suitable for my Centaur. Though they do say that they have over-specified the sizing. Ideally an 8kg anchor would suit my needs but unfortunately they don't produce an 8kg. My choi...
by tlodder
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Keel Sealant
Replies: 14
Views: 5462

Re: Keel Sealant

Mike,

Thank-you so much for the time and effort you made to pass this information on, not just to me but I am sure lots of people would benefit from this.

Tony
by tlodder
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Keel Sealant
Replies: 14
Views: 5462

Re: Keel Sealant

steve parry wrote:Hi Tony,
It's too expensive to use the wrong one for the job!!!
Steve
Thanks for that Steve appreciate your thoughts!

Steve how many tubes do you use to do the job? Are there any tips you can share as I have not done this before. Also how much old do you remove?

Tony
:)
by tlodder
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Keel Sealant
Replies: 14
Views: 5462

Re: Keel Sealant

This is a bit of an ongoing job as anything you use is likely to come unstuck after a few years If I have to do it every other year as part of a preveventative maintenance program then so be it. I suppose it is the cost of owning a bilge keeler. I am hopeful though that it won't be as often as ever...
by tlodder
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Keel Sealant
Replies: 14
Views: 5462

Re: Keel Sealant

I have heard that Sikaflex 292 is the stuff of champions.

Tony