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by Backwaters
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Antifoul again after 3 months?
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: Antifoul again after 3 months?

Ok...thanks all for the opinions. You are right...the better insurance is to slap a coat on in the Spring before I launch for the summer.

Regards, -Jason
by Backwaters
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Antifoul again after 3 months?
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Antifoul again after 3 months?

Hello all, I am a first time boat owner so I have a question regarding antifouling. I antifouled my Centaur in May and she went in the water July 1st...a bit late due to a seacock leak...using International Cruiser UNO. She just came out yesterday so she has been in the water on the East Coast (Walt...
by Backwaters
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Centaur Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot install
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Centaur Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot install

Hello all, My Centaur must of had a tiller pilot installed at some point because the power socket and attach points for a tiller pilot are present in the cockpit. However, the pin on the tiller isn't vertical. I have a curving tiller and with the tiller pushed fully down the pin is mounted at about ...
by Backwaters
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Squeaky tiller
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Squeaky tiller

Hi all,

My rudder post on my Centaur is very squeaky when I move the tiller. Does the upper part of the rudder post need lubricating, and if so what should I use?

Thanks, Jason
by Backwaters
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Single hand mooring without pontoon cleat
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Re: Single hand mooring without pontoon cleat

All - thanks for the replies. All very helpful.

Regards, -Jason
by Backwaters
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Single hand mooring without pontoon cleat
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Single hand mooring without pontoon cleat

Hello all, Forgive me if I use the incorrect terminology here...I'm new to sailing having just completed my Day Skipper. I have just launched my Centaur at Titchmarsh Marina and the berths don't have mooring cleats, but rather upside down "U"s welded to the finger pontoons. Sorry- I don't know what ...
by Backwaters
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Headlining glue SAF111 or Alpha adhesive
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: Headlining glue SAF111 or Alpha adhesive

I just installed Hawkehouse headliners in my Centaur using their SAF111 and trade-tack adhesive. The bond is super tight and you have to be careful sticking it up because if you get it wrong and the glue grabs hold, it's a bear to get it back apart without tearing off some of the backing foam. No is...
by Backwaters
Tue May 17, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: The eternal leak
Replies: 7
Views: 2059

Re: The eternal leak

I have the EXACT same issue! The odd thing is that my Centaur, which I purchased November 2015, has been on the hard for three years. Also, I had drained the water tank last year. The water that collects in my cool box bilge is slightly yellow? I'm certainly not going to taste it. Could it be conden...
by Backwaters
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Furlex 204s - Centaur
Replies: 0
Views: 809

Furlex 204s - Centaur

Hello all, I have a quote from a rigger to install a Selden Furlex 204s on my 1974 Centaur. Anyone have this make/model on their boat and can you please provide feed-back on your experience? Reliable? Well built? It looks the business, although somewhat over-sized for the application. Regards, -Jaso...
by Backwaters
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur portlight restoration and New rubber?
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: Centaur portlight restoration and New rubber?

Trafalgar sells the seals. I couldn't get the old seals out so I ended up using a Dremel cut-off disk to grind out the perished seals in one location so I could get a screwdriver under the seal. Mine were so old they just lifted out.

-Jason
by Backwaters
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: age related
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: age related

Jason, a young-ish 43, Essex coast, Centaur
by Backwaters
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur -water under engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: Centaur -water under engine?

Thanks all for the ideas. I may have exaggerated as it's maybe only a couple of liters. I think it's probably a combination of the ideas suggested: condensation, washboard, and leaks around the engine compartment hatch in the cockpit floor.

Regards, -Jason
by Backwaters
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur -water under engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Centaur -water under engine?

Hello all, My Centaur is laid up ashore for the winter, the engine has been winterized and I cleaned out the bilge under the engine back in November. It was dry as a bone under the engine. I opened up the companionway engine cover today to discover maybe 10 liters of water. Any ideas where this woul...
by Backwaters
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur chainplates
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Centaur chainplates

Hi Mikebuggy,

Thank you! That is really useful. I appreciate you measuring for me as I am away from my boat for a few weeks.

All the best, -Jason