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by Gary-Cottam
Wed May 30, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur

Thanks, that would be great. I'll give you a shout when I know I'll be passing. Shame this thread wasn't a couple of weeks ago, I was at the RHYC then for the Westerly Rally.
by Gary-Cottam
Wed May 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Westerly Oceanmaster 48 Chainplate Failure
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Westerly Oceanmaster 48 Chainplate Failure

Copy of post by vyv_cox on the YBW Forum: "Yesterday I looked at the imminent failure of the rig due to corrosion of chainplates on an Oceanmaster 48. I do not know if any other models in the Westerly range have a similar arrangement but if so I suggest that owners need to check their condition. The...
by Gary-Cottam
Wed May 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur

Some pics would be great, once I have cured the chain piling issue, I'll be looking at the drainage

I have just moved to the Orwell, great to see lot's of Westerlys.
by Gary-Cottam
Wed May 30, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur

TyroSailor wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 11:54 am
Good idea to have it over the deepest part of the locker, but won't that interfere with the berths in the fo'c'sle?
Yep, it will, but I do not often use that berth. and I think it will be far enough aft, to not to make it unuasable when needed. I guess we'll see.
by Gary-Cottam
Tue May 29, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur

Let us know how you get on. I'm currently suffering with the chain piling. I'm trying to move the cahin pipe futher aft so that in falls in to a deeper area of the locker.
by Gary-Cottam
Tue May 29, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur bilge plan
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Centaur bilge plan

Hi, In my Centaur the bilge compartments are all interconnected and any leak will start to fill them all, which isn't helpful sometimes when trying to find a leak. I have a PSS Seal, which has a vent pipe, initially I fitted the vent too low, which can then allow sea water to syphon in. You didn't m...
by Gary-Cottam
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Pageant Dinette Table Legs
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Pageant Dinette Table Legs

I would presume Westerly used the same legs for a Centaur. If that is the case the I have the longer leg sitting unused in my office.

If it is of use to you, happy to post at cost.

Gary.
by Gary-Cottam
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: New Website: User Acceptance testing
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: New Website: User Acceptance testing

I would also like to volunteer.
by Gary-Cottam
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11c engine anodes
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: MD11c engine anodes

I think the MD11C and MD2B are very similar, my old MD2B never had anodes. If your manual does not reference them, I would be surprised if any should be fitted.
by Gary-Cottam
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Main halyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Centaur Main halyard

My main halyard (led back to the cockpit is 21m of 10mm Barlowbraid, but maybe add a meter to be sure.
by Gary-Cottam
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur pulling the engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Centaur pulling the engine

Hi Joseph, I found that the MD2B was too big to be lifted vertically through the engine hatch, I had to take it into the salon first, and then up and through the companion way. I then used the boom supported by a halyard at the lifting point. Here are some pictures of the process: http://www.westerl...
by Gary-Cottam
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Mainsail for a Westerly Centaur.
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Mainsail for a Westerly Centaur.

Hi Garry
I'm looking for sails as well. may I ask how much cost you new sail.
Difficult to say as it was purchased within a larger package,. new boom, dodgers etc
by Gary-Cottam
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Outboard for Centaur
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Outboard for Centaur

Hi Gordie, Hopefully, someone else will pitch in with their thoughts, but here are mine, just to kick things off. As previously noted if primarily to be used as an auxillary then should be a long shaft, with as much of the prop in the water once lowered. My experience says 2.5 will push her around t...
by Gary-Cottam
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Mainsail for a Westerly Centaur.
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Mainsail for a Westerly Centaur.

I purchased mine from Jeckells earlier this year, happy with both the sail and service.
by Gary-Cottam
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wiring in Centaur mast
Replies: 20
Views: 3493

Re: Wiring in Centaur mast

Hi Tyro,

The light itself at least 1m, but I guess sea state and height play a factor.

The light is waterproof, but obviously not the socket end.

Nope, I am afraid there isn't a photocell.

I keep one on board as a backup, should my main lights fail for any reason.