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by yankeedoodle
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: More Centaur window questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: More Centaur window questions

Thanks for the reply, Mike. I've found someone locally to anodize them and have ordered some seals form the UK. Fingers crossed!

Jim
by yankeedoodle
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: More Centaur window questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: More Centaur window questions

Sorry!. . .the main cabin windows.
by yankeedoodle
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: More Centaur window questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

More Centaur window questions

Well, I suppose I should put the windows back in sometime soon. . . Some questions: 1) Any thoughts on how to clean up the frames? They have a bit of surface of corrosion and could use a polish 2) I got some rubber tape from a glass supplier and was thinking of doubling that up and using it to seal ...
by yankeedoodle
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur portlight restoration and New rubber?
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Re: Centaur portlight restoration and New rubber?

Jon, did you replace the seals? I'm just getting round to doing mind.

jim
by yankeedoodle
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: in-hull depth transducer in Centaur?
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: in-hull depth transducer in Centaur?

Belated thanks for the responses! Another job to add to the list.

Roger, if the in hull doesn't work, maybe I'll resort to your father's set-up.

jim
by yankeedoodle
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: in-hull depth transducer in Centaur?
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

in-hull depth transducer in Centaur?

Has anyone used an in-hull depth transducer in a centaur? I'd like to stick one in a locker in the forepeak but I've never used one before.

Thanks,

jim
by yankeedoodle
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Removing windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: Removing windows

Success! Thanks to you both for your help. In the end I had to walk two putty knives around the perimeter of each window hamming on them as I went. Unsticking the bottom edge was especially tricky. Some of the gel coat came off in a few places which is worrying and will probably want repairing befor...
by yankeedoodle
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Centaur Ketch
Replies: 0
Views: 1104

Centaur Ketch

Does anyone else on these boards have a Centaur Ketch? I'd be really interested to know how these were originally rigged, how they sail, and to hear about any improvements made in the rigging.


Jim
by yankeedoodle
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fixing a broken hatch?
Replies: 0
Views: 1037

fixing a broken hatch?

The hatch on my Centaur needs some repair. The screws holding the hatch door on have come loose or broken and need to rebedded. In order to do this I need to gain access to the slot under/in/around the hatch where the screws enter. How do I get up in there? Can I? I can post pictures if that helps. ...
by yankeedoodle
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Removing windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: Removing windows

Hmmm. I had another go at this on Sunday and still couldn't get them loose. I guess I am worried about breaking something if I force them. Just to be clear: The windows are fixed to the exterior, right? So once I remove the screws and the two pieces of interior trim, they should just be held on by s...
by yankeedoodle
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Removing windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Removing windows

I need to reseal the main cabin windows in my Centaur. I've removed all the screws and peeled of the interior and exterior trim and the headlining but the windows remain prettty firmly in place. Any thoughts on how to actually remove them? I'm not quite sure how they are physically attached. There l...
by yankeedoodle
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Free stuck winches on a Centaur?
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Free stuck winches on a Centaur?

Just thought I would reply with my success story. Thanks to the advice above, I was able to free the winches using heat. The winches were really stuck and wouldn't budge. I had tried driving wooden wedges in under the barrels to free them without success. Finally I blasted them with heat from a heat...
by yankeedoodle
Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Venting a Centaur
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Venting a Centaur

I currently have a solar vent on the foredeck hatch and broken passive stainless vent in the main cabin (in addition to vent on the companion boards (and several stray holes that will be filled). I was going to replace the broken vent with either a mushroom vent or another solar vent but I find sola...
by yankeedoodle
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Free stuck winches on a Centaur?
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Free stuck winches on a Centaur?

The original Gibb winches look in decent condition but are thoroughly stuck on my Centaur. They won't budge. I removed the topscrews and doused the interior with WD40- nothing. Other forums suggest freeing them by driving wooden wedges between the base and the winch-- I've tried this and the fibergl...
by yankeedoodle
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: What is wrong with these portlights?
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

What is wrong with these portlights?

The exterior of the portlights on the head and hanging locker on my Centaur are misshapen and warped (see pics below). I was concerned that this was due to fibreglass being stressed but having looked at them closer I am not so sure. On the inside they are backed by plywood that looks to have taken i...