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by Uncle Albert
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: centaur keel strengthening
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: centaur keel strengthening

Does not look too much different to my Centaur (sail no 1702, 1977/8). The cross bracing on the left of your photo looks remarkably similar to what I have. I have the documentary evidence that strengthening had been done to mine. She has been on a half tide mud mooring for the last 6 years with no w...
by Uncle Albert
Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: griffon transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: griffon transducer

Similar to NDT228 I also installed a new depth transducer but rather than "Wriglies" I used Blue Tack. Once I found I was getting reliable info I just bedded the transducer face onto a glob of silicon bath sealant ensuring that there were no air bubbles in the sealant. Jobs a good'en all through 201...
by Uncle Albert
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: falcon p bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Re: falcon p bracket

Many seem to mention grub screws, but for my cutlass bearing change this year there was just one single and very small cut down roll pin holding the bearing housing metal from rotating in the top hat shaft support on my Centaur. So be aware that there will be something preventing the unimpeded withd...
by Uncle Albert
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: AC Power Inlet
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Re: AC Power Inlet

My socket is in the stern locker on my Centaur virtually amidships. The rcd, 13 amp 3 pin sockets and battery charger are all located in teh starboard locker so keeping all the big volts stuff together. The only downside is that the locker lid cannot be properly closed when shore power is connected....
by Uncle Albert
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Propeller Antifouling
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Re: Propeller Antifouling

My Centaur on a half tide mooring on the Blackwater gets the same treatment as 'Jsharp' applies.

Only last year did it warrant any attention half way through the season, but last year was particularly barnacle problematic in our area.

Unc
by Uncle Albert
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo engine panel
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Volvo engine panel

Cant tell you how to fix it but can advise that my Rev counter gave up the ghost year before last. Not sure if was the sender or the instrument itself. I could not get any sign of a pulse via the wires from the sender so ditched it and bought a Rev counter via an autoelectrics supplier (my son in la...
by Uncle Albert
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo MD2B Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Re: Volvo MD2B Engine

Your second matter first. My Centaur has serious prop walk to Starboard in reverse. The hefty BHP/torque from the MDIIC and high pitched prop being the main reasons I guess. If you know its there, so use it to advantage, ( its quite a party trick parallel parking on a suitable pontoon between two bo...
by Uncle Albert
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12924

Re: Considering buying a Fulmar

Well done Jolly Roger your determinantion, research and patience seems to have been rewarded.

Hopefully might see your vessel at on of the East coats get togethers next year.

Unc
by Uncle Albert
Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Rudder
Replies: 7
Views: 2271

Re: Centaur Rudder

Firstly thanks to the the Forum Administrator for separating this from the original thread. It is better placed here for future reference. Thanks Bertgear for finding that one on ebay. Has got me thinking. My next plan is as follows now that I have 'de painted' the rudder back to resin coating. Firs...
by Uncle Albert
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Rudder
Replies: 7
Views: 2271

Re: Centaur Rudder

You guys thanks so much for taking the time to educate me. I'll now ponder my intent. Rog you are correct I have been reviewing your progress and this episode has made me go back and look again at stuff you have done. It would be nice to have a spare rudder shaft to make a replacement rather than ma...
by Uncle Albert
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Rudder
Replies: 7
Views: 2271

Re:Centaur Rudder

Many thanks for the rudder info. Not sure of the construction of the rudder. I assume that there are tangs off the rudder shaft which transmit the torque against something solid inside the blade. Surely that solid something is not Foam? Looking at one side from which I have removed all the antifouli...
by Uncle Albert
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: How many set screws retain the Cutlass bearing - Centaur
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: How many set screws retain the Cutlass bearing - Centaur

Many thanks Rog, I hoped that you would know given that you have virtually stripped your boat down to every individual part. Will get my modelling allen keys out and give a go this sfternoon. Just found out this morning that the rudder is half full of water, some of which could be 35 years old I gue...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: How many set screws retain the Cutlass bearing - Centaur
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

How many set screws retain the Cutlass bearing - Centaur

Started dismantling bits in order to change cutlass/cutless bearing. Having read the forum and tech articles mention is made of small set screw(s) in the top hat housing which retain the cutlass bronze/brass bearing outer shell . I have so far only found one (stbd side) which looks so very, very sma...
by Uncle Albert
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Pageant sliding doors
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Re: Pageant sliding doors

Try most DIY stores . Google 'slldiing cabinet door hardware'.

Should be easy to come by but of course may not be in the fetching shade of 70's Brown, so may have to change the lot. Its a little 'joblet' I have to do this winter on my Centaur