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by shaunherd
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Advice sought for MD11C TLC
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Advice sought for MD11C TLC

all very helpful thanks, im going to start with one of the RYA day courses in engines and take it from there..
by shaunherd
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Advice sought for MD11C TLC
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Advice sought for MD11C TLC

Hi the engine on my centaur, a MD11C is noisy and smokes quite a bit (more so on start up less after running a while). i bought the boat nov 2015 and am a newbie with regards to boat engines. Id like to give it a good service/reconditioning or whatever it needs (hopefully not scrapping!). Can anyone...
by shaunherd
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 3850

Re: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?

they say you learn something everytime you go out first trip out, as a bit blowy and i was getting to know the boat decided to stick to jib only and sail with the wind and tide one way then motor back nice fast sail downwind, cup of tea, turn on engine and key snaps in the lock! hand held anemometer...
by shaunherd
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 3850

Re: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?

I'm sure after I've started her up a few times I'll wonder why it seemed so confusing but as a newbie the Janet and John approach really helps so thanks uncle Albert ... and if theres one thing I've definitely got the hang of it's adding to my list of things to do; one cold start modification coming...
by shaunherd
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 3850

Re: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?

great advice again thanks

a real newbie question here but what is the T position (all the way over) on the throttle lever for? hows it used?
by shaunherd
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 3850

Re: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?

very very helpful thanks, i know the engine wont last forever but if i can get at least 2 or 3 years trouble free use out of it (hopefully more with good practice and a bit of luck) then ill be happy. A couple of questions. When and for how long should i press the cold start button? for example befo...
by shaunherd
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 3850

Re: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?

Hi steve thanks for the reply, i live near brighton, boats in the Swale and im currently in germany so between us we cover quite a large area but nothing mutually close, however, advice given was helpful. Think like you said, its daunting at first but will soon get the hang on it. Its my first boat ...
by shaunherd
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 3850

Hi from New Owner/Engine advice?

Hi Have just bought a westerly centaur,my first yacht, moored in Conyers Creek by the Swale. If theres anyone out there nearby who could spare a few minutes to pop over and go over the basic operation of the engine (MD11C) and if possible things like greasing the stuffing box changing the impeller a...