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by Polibon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Anyone in the south with an MD2B?
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Anyone in the south with an MD2B?

I have waited over a month for someone to respond to my post about my smoking MD2B, and had nothing at all, so perhaps I may get a response this way. I'm looking to get together a group of MD2B owners on the south coast so we can help each other keep these motors on the road...err sea. Parts seem to...
by Polibon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Oil change suction pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1944

Re: Oil change suction pump

I just bought the Aldi one on someone elses recommendation (not Tyro) and it is great, and a bargain!
Paul
by Polibon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Removing MS gearbox?
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Re: Removing MS gearbox?

Hi Jonathan,
I have a spare MD2B engine complete with MS gearbox in my garage and am disassembling to fix an identical set in my boat at Hythe.
You're welcome to visit Didcot to see it, or we could do something virtually?
It wasn't on my 'to-do' list, but It doesn't look too hard.
Regards,
Paul
by Polibon
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Single line reefing
Replies: 1
Views: 1352

Re: Single line reefing

Hi Tony, I am also about to fit the Barton single line kit to my Centaur, and stumbled across this post of yours. Five years on, how did it work out? Would you say it was a useful/successful modification? What size/type of rope did you use? How much sail are you pulling down (how high up are your cr...
by Polibon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Mast heel screws
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Mast heel screws

I recently wanted to fit a NASA weather system atop the mast (while down for winter) and stupidly listened to someone at my club who recommended removing the mast heel plate to fish the wires down. The first screw came out quite easily thanks to my friend De-Walt Impact, 4 others refused to budge an...
by Polibon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Solent MD2B specialist sought - White smoke
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Solent MD2B specialist sought - White smoke

My Centaur is currently in the pound at Hythe Sailing club, which is a great spot to troubleshoot a nagging problem I have so I'm hoping I can resolve this issue before launching for the summer. I bought 'Katy' last summer, and part of the deal was a major overhaul of the engine, including new head ...
by Polibon
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Roller reefing
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: Roller reefing

Great links thanks. very useful.

Now I just need to figure out how to run the halyard back to the cockpit. Any other Centaurs done this (I presume yes...)
by Polibon
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Antifouling
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Antifouling

Hi Steve, I have a Centaur in the Solent and am looking to buy antifoul (for the first time myself) to re-coat my boat in March. The previous owner told me to use Hempel Cruising Performer, however the similar Flag product you mention is much cheaper. Does it cover as well? Would I need to do any sp...
by Polibon
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Roller reefing
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: Roller reefing

Does anyone on here have experience fitting and using the Barton Reefing system on a Centuar? I'm really interested, but scared by such a big modification to such a major part of the boat. Anyone know of people in the Solent area that fit these? I sail mostly single handed; mostly with jib only for ...
by Polibon
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: How can I modernise an old fashioned cabin?
Replies: 12
Views: 4622

Re: How can I modernise and old fashioned cabin?

I also want to modernise the interior of my Centaur. Does anyone know how to remove the sliding cupboard doors without destroying them? Then I can paint or refinish them. The previous owner of Katy did a nice job of wood panelling the roof so doing away with headlining, but the stuff on the walls is...
by Polibon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: Pootling in the Solent
Replies: 23
Views: 5912

Re: Pootling in the Solent

I hope to be at my boat in Hythe SC from Wednesday 6th September to Saturday 9th to do some work, and also to sail. I have yet to have my boat out under full sail, although have owned it since May; I also would like to figure out how to use the spinnaker, so would appreciate any skilled Centaur hand...
by Polibon
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: Pootling in the Solent
Replies: 23
Views: 5912

Re: Pootling in the Solent

Anyone up for crewing this Friday 4th August afternoon in the Solent, to help me get acquainted with my new boat? I've had my Centaur 3 months now and still not had both sails up as I worry that running with both single handed, in a place as busy as the Solent could catch me out, being unfamiliar wi...
by Polibon
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: Pootling in the Solent
Replies: 23
Views: 5912

Re: Pootling in the Solent

Hi both, I'm a new Centaur owner with 'Katy' based at Hythe SC. I too am keen to explore and also improve my skills as I still haven't many hours under my belt skippering (despite 1500nm covered since 2010) Happy to crew, but would like to run my boat sometimes. Can one of you pm me and we have a ch...