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by 30wn78
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Replacement engine for Centaur
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: Replacement engine for Centaur

I fitted the recommended 13x9 prop.

I also have the same tiller wandering when motoring above 2k rpm but it’s not strong unless it’s hard over.
Tp10 holds a course for hours without issue.
by 30wn78
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Replacement engine for Centaur
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: Replacement engine for Centaur

I had to drill mine out as they were toast. If I recall the beta 20 needs 50x80mm angle steel around 2.5m in total. Easy to buy. Use the old angle as a template for the holes. I got away with a very cheap vetus 0.9m prop shaft as I wanted the engine as far back as possible to minimise trim adjustmen...
by 30wn78
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Replacement engine for Centaur
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: Replacement engine for Centaur

Hi Will, Yes, I forgot that price also included a new cutless bearing. Working on the engine is very easy although I have only done the service stuff. The good thing about it though is at only 100kg if anything major went I could slide it forward into the salon and work on it there. I went for the T...
by 30wn78
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Replacement engine for Centaur
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: Replacement engine for Centaur

Hi, I dropped a beta 20 in my centaur last winter. The beta fits well and wasn't too difficult. The hours you spend reading the forums will be hours saved upside down in the back of the engine bay balancing on your head and a shoulder. In all I did: Engine - high rise exhaust-calorifier take off bea...
by 30wn78
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Mk1 hatch garage
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Centaur Mk1 hatch garage

Hi All, I would like to make a hatch garage for my mk1 centaur.I'm pretty good with glass but not in the same league as Roger Ball. I'm aiming for strong and functional. As many of us know, at some point the mk1 hatch leaks. I am of the opinion that this is least prone to the mk3 as the fore edge of...
by 30wn78
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur boom casting
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Centaur boom casting

Hi,

I have a similar issue which I am resolving this month.

I have some spare 'thick' stainless plate that is around the same size, just pondering on how to shape it.

If I remember to take some picks I will forward them on.\

KR

Mike
by 30wn78
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur Gibb filler cap
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Centaur Gibb filler cap

Hi,

Just a suggestion, if you get really stuck you could try a universal car filler cap?
by 30wn78
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: RE Engine Fulmar
Replies: 12
Views: 1920

Re: RE Engine Fulmar

If a boat show is too far away or you just can't make it I got a 25% discount over email on a beta 20.
Mention that your a member of WOA. ;)
by 30wn78
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Wood burner/solid fuel heater
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

Re: Wood burner/solid fuel heater

Hey folks and thanks for the replies. I was thinking hanging locker on the basis that hopefully a fan can circulate the hot air into the main cabin and the radiant heat would take care of the forcabin. I was thinking of a tiled surround with maybe a heat resistant mat behind, but no air gap. Tiled s...
by 30wn78
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: New Centaur owner, rough cost for Sails and rigging
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: New Centaur owner, rough cost for Sails and rigging

Hi,

Did my rigging last year.
~£600 for 5mm all round except for. 6mm forstay
Including new sta-lok turnbuckles and one swageless fitting. Add mast stepping etc

Sails by Suffolk sails with luff foam genoa and double slab reefed main ~£1600 2013 price

Mike
by 30wn78
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Wood burner/solid fuel heater
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

Wood burner/solid fuel heater

Hi all, As the temp is starting to drop I am beginning to consider the long cold nights. I am contemplating putting the below stove in my centaur. As it's small I was thinking in the hanging locker. does anyone have any experience or knowledge in this or something similar? https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/B...
by 30wn78
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Centaur Advice Please
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: Centaur Advice Please

Hello and welcome. I have a 73/74 centaur B layout. I'm 6'1" and can fit in the front cabin but its tight. I have made an extension for the saloon bunk that folds and has a self contained leg. This makes a very roomy bed for one but cosy for two. The boss and son sleep in the fore cabin for ease of ...
by 30wn78
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: diesel tank fuel return and alternator wiring problems
Replies: 13
Views: 3573

Re: diesel tank fuel return and alternator wiring problems

Hi Hillary,

if you've already completed this then ignore the rest.
I took my tank out, cut a hatch at the rear and did what you described but from the inside and with good access.

Mike
by 30wn78
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur rudder tube
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

Re: Centaur rudder tube

Thank you for your response.
I've bottled it in the end and just fit in the same tube.
Properly won't last as long but not too expensive.
Thanks again.