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by smudger
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Best pitch for a 14 inch prop on a Centaur with a beta 20
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Best pitch for a 14 inch prop on a Centaur with a beta 20

Hi,when i fitted a Beta 20 in my centaur it was recommended to fit a 13 x 09
by smudger
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur -water under engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Centaur -water under engine?

Hi,you will probably find it is rainwater building up on the cockpit seats and then finding its way into the aft locker,from there it will find its way into the engine bay via the exhaust pipe access hole ! I have used tank tape to seal the hatch this year and will remove the residue left by the tap...
by smudger
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Hull stains
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Hull stains

Hi a good wax will slow it down but i find that oxalic acid is far cheaper than y10 which if you look at the tin is the main ingredient of Y10 is oxalic acid.
(rhubarb)! :roll:
by smudger
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta engine confusion
Replies: 23
Views: 3803

Re: Volvo Penta engine confusion

eBay item number:
221857088256
:roll:
by smudger
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta engine confusion
Replies: 23
Views: 3803

Re: Volvo Penta engine confusion

Hi , the MD11C was an eleven c ! and if you can find a beta marine 20hp it will reward you well,as an old 25hp by now will be developing a damb sight less than 25hp!
by smudger
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B COLD START BUTTON
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Re: MD2B COLD START BUTTON

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic ... xN4Tx15orE .
it may well be worth trying the decompression levers ,raise to start in cold weather then close when engine has speeded up!
by smudger
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Centaur: one port or two?
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Centaur: one port or two?

Hi have a look at westerly wiki on the home page !
by smudger
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Griffon: noise from prop rotation
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: Griffon: noise from prop rotation

Hi i have the same engine in a centaur and get exactly the same effect ! in forward the prop will spin and rotate the shaft etc causing the rumble ,if you engage reverse it will vanish because the prop wont turn and wear out any bearings unnecessarily.It may slow you down a bit but hey its not a rac...
by smudger
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New to sailing
Replies: 15
Views: 3265

Re: New to sailing

Hi,if you're looking for a centaur look for one that has been re-engined as even a late boat has a 35 year old engine that has been pumping salt water ! :!:
by smudger
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Unseizing a seized brass hinge
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: Unseizing a seized brass hinge

Hi the best source of heat without removing is hot water,boil the kettle and soak !
by smudger
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B turns over but won't start - fuel?
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: MD2B turns over but won't start - fuel?

Hi,you could try cracking the injector nuts and bleeding them,if there is an air lock in the injector pipes that would stop her !
by smudger
Tue May 26, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Griffon headsail furling gear problem
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: Griffon headsail furling gear problem

Hi,looking at picture 2 something does not look right within the inner part of the swivel,as if something has sheared off! :roll:
by smudger
Mon May 18, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Aft heads seacock, Oceanranger
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: Aft heads seacock, Oceanranger

Hi,boiling water may be worth a try, on a towel, or :roll: direct depending on access. Nothing like a bit of expansion/contraction !
by smudger
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur etal Forehatch Rubber sealing strip.
Replies: 3
Views: 2306

Re: Centaur etal Forehatch Rubber sealing strip.

Hi have a look at ebay item number 271706327271 ,i used this to stop my lazerette locker rattling on my centaur ! :!:
by smudger
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rotostay Grease?
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: Rotostay Grease?

Hi, which bit are you wanting to grease?