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by Gordie
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Outboard for Centaur
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: Outboard for Centaur

Thanks for the advice Gary , I don't want to buy one and find it's underpowered and not up to the task of getting me out of trouble , likewise I don't want to go too big as you pointed out the weight difference, thanks again , Gordie
by Gordie
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Outboard for Centaur
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: Outboard for Centaur

Thanks for the reply, my main engine is reliable now I have sorted fuel problems out but even a brand new unit could break down , I want the outboard just as a backup and will not be coming off the transom mount , was thinking of an 8 hp , does anyone have any more experiences with using outboards o...
by Gordie
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Outboard for Centaur
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Outboard for Centaur

Hi , does anyone have any advice on a good outboard to use as a backup for my centaur ? Tried a 3.5 hp tohatsu 4 stroke short shaft but it was not up to the task of moving the boat , I was thinking of either a 6 hp or 8 hp tohatsu 4 stroke long shaft , this would just be to get me out of trouble sho...
by Gordie
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur engine cutting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2689

Re: Centaur engine cutting out

Had a boat safety inspection prior to putting boat in canal for winter , the inspector knows these engines well and told me to put on full throttle, pull stop lever up then push back down as this initiates the cold start, starts much better now !
by Gordie
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Main sheet traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

Re: Main sheet traveller

Boiling water and silicon spray done the job on roller furling, also controlled letting out of genoa , all works well now , new wheels on traveller and have rigged up a pulley system that works just right , many thanks for all the advice ,
Gordie
by Gordie
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur engine cutting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2689

Re: Centaur engine cutting out

Removed and cleaned out fuel tank , no more cutting out and starts much better, , running sweet now , thanks for all your support , Gordie
by Gordie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Main sheet traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

Re: Main sheet traveller

Roller reeling set up on my boat
Roller reeling set up on my boat
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by Gordie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Main sheet traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

Re: Main sheet traveller

Roller reeling
Roller reeling
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by Gordie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur engine cutting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2689

Re: Centaur engine cutting out

Thanks Philip, mine does have a decompression lever but I have not used it yet , if it is rings and valve seals I will put up with it for this season and overhaul during layup , I have a 3.5hp short shaft tohatsu which I hope would get me out of trouble , I intend to get a drop down outboard bracket...
by Gordie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur engine cutting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2689

Re: Centaur engine cutting out

Motored back from Dunstaffnge yesterday (81 year old mother on board who does not like the sails up) engine ran for 6 hours no problems and did not cut out when throttled back ! It does however take a few turns on initial start up and I am going to fit a non return valve on the fuel line from the ta...
by Gordie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: Downsizing photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Downsizing photos

Hi , can anyone tell me how to downsize photos to post on the forum please , I did do it once but can not remember how I done it , many thanks in advance , Gordie
by Gordie
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Main sheet traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

Re: Main sheet traveller

Thank you Mike , I will be back on the boat next weekend and check all of your suggestions, much appreciated
Gordie
by Gordie
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Main sheet traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

Re: Main sheet traveller

Thank you for the replies and advice , will keep you posted on my progress ,
by Gordie
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur engine cutting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2689

Re: Centaur engine cutting out

Thanks for the advice , will get that checked , took fuel tank out and cleaned , surprised it was running at all really with the crud that came out , took for another test run to Dunstaffnage (still there) throttled back loads and engine kept going fine , just entering pontoon and cut out !
by Gordie
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Main sheet traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

Main sheet traveller

Hi , I am wanting to replace the wheels on my Centaur main sheet traveller, I have tried undoing the bolts either side of the track but they just seem to turn and bot undo , have felt underneath and can not feel a nut underneath the bolt , any advice would be greatly appreciated , also my roller on ...