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by Katouf
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Oil change suction pump
Replies: 9
Views: 883

Re: Oil change suction pump

Regularly sucking out the old oil through the dipstick hole doesn't give access to all the oil at the aft end of the crankcase and some of the old remaining oil is not a pretty sight. A fellow Centaur owner with an MDIIc, who happens to be an ex BP/Shell engineer, has made a modification with some i...
by Katouf
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: insurance survey - options?
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: insurance survey - options?

The north bank of the Thames Estuary, ie Shoebury, Southend, Westcliff, Leigh-on-Sea, is a no-go area for most insurance companies - not sure about N&G. Locals tend to use Nautical Marine Insurance who are local to the area and appreciate the risks pertaining to certain areas such as east of the pie...
by Katouf
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: insurance survey - options?
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

insurance survey - options?

Having retired from paid work early this year, I have now become what Jolly Roger refers to as a PBO (poor bl...y owner) as well as a practical boat owner. Have just renewed my insurance with a good broker and found that the insurers will require a full out-of-water survey by next year's renewal, ie...
by Katouf
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B engine mounts in 1971 Centaur
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: MD2B engine mounts in 1971 Centaur

Further to original post in June, the approved engineer recommended by the insurance broker has found that the gearbox coupling, the shaft and keyway have had some play in them which seemed to show that the engine had not been properly aligned for a long time. There was no sign of any shims and the ...
by Katouf
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B engine mounts in 1971 Centaur
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

MD2B engine mounts in 1971 Centaur

Have had an argument with a mooring rope and lost! :( Propellor took hold of 25mm polypropylene and wound itself backwards pulling the engine about 35mm aft, shearing all 4 mounts and stopping the engine dead when the ring gear on the flywheel hit the angle iron beds. Would anyone know what size mou...