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by Uncle Albert
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?
Replies: 15
Views: 8457

Re: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?

Not many posters put follow ups on forums, so I thought I would advise the situation of my rebuilt MD11C after a full year of use. ITS GREAT. It had a couple of serious bits of use whilst attending a couple of WOA rally's this year, meaning that it had a couple of 6 hours continuous running's and ne...
by Uncle Albert
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Questions about Konsort and Tempest
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: Questions about Konsort and Tempest

Haven't got either of the types in question but just suffice to say " you should always listen to yer Dad"

Good luck in your search and I am sure valuable comment will be forthcoming.

And finally you'll like whatever you get 'cos its your boat!!!

Unc
by Uncle Albert
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Engine Bay conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Engine Bay conundrum

Hi Roger, Hip HIp Hoorah for the speedy seal. My first fuel filter is about 2 ft back from the cabin engine bulkhead on the port side and is a bit of pain to get to so if starting from scratch then it could be better placed. Water inlet cock and strainer is under the port coffin berth accessed via t...
by Uncle Albert
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Griffon sailing/handling question
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

Re: Griffon sailing/handling question

In defence of Centaurs, I am happy to say that my wind arrow thingy on top of the mast that transmits wind angle to the instrument shows that I can make 60 degrees easily and, if really winding in the genoa, and bringing the main traveller all the way to weather, can pinch up to 30 degrees (but that...
by Uncle Albert
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Cost of a new engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 4048

Re: Cost of a new engine?

Hi Roger I costed up a replacement for My Centaur and after double checking it came out at near to £7k a year ago. The list is as above with addition of Exhaust redesign and wiring and controls etc Looked and Sole, Beta, Volvo Nanni, Marinised Ford Diesel ( Lansing marine I think) and Yanma. Hence ...
by Uncle Albert
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Handling Characteristics
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Handling Characteristics

I would have thought that if you have at least 10-15 knots of wind then its weight will be immaterial to in regard to its handling. It should be a very stable platform for socialising. (and the dog would be happier too I guess). What conditions do you expect to use it in? They are heavy and need a b...
by Uncle Albert
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Which engine? - if any!
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

Re: Which engine? - if any!

IMO you can never have too much grunt, thats what the throttle is for. If it were me it would be the Sole.

Are you planning any pics or diary of restoration events. I am sure that the magazine editor would be very happy to get a half year or annual progress report for the various editions.
by Uncle Albert
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Gooseneck
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: Centaur Gooseneck

Not got one nor really know what you have, however Roll pins should not pose a problem to extricate or replace. To get 'em out you must have the right sized drift , (not too small). It is worth taking the time fabricating the right size if nothing in your tool box exists. rather than banging with ha...
by Uncle Albert
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur anchor and chain tube
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Re: Centaur anchor and chain tube

I too have loads of chain up front attached to a Danforth. I have a windlass so have colour coded my chain with paint following the snooker ball sequence White, Red, yellow, Green, etc relating to the lengths of 5 meters. Not my own idea I admit, think I read it in a PBO some years ago. It also had ...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Warwick Master Switch Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: Warwick Master Switch Replacement

Before spending big bucks at a Chandlery look at

http://www.durite.co.uk/pdf/2013/3/03.1 ... lators.pdf

An Auto Electric spares should be able to order you one.
by Uncle Albert
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Volvo MD2B Starter Motor - advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Re: Volvo MD2B Starter Motor - advice needed

If you need a new one then try Chelmsford Auto Electrical (located on Witham industrial estate) might be able to do you a deal on a replacement. Owner is my son in law, so there is a vested interest (oh and he supplies Danbury Auto Electricals with parts. Probably broken many forum rules now...........
by Uncle Albert
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Volvo MD2B Starter Motor - advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Re: Volvo MD2B Starter Motor - advice needed

Try a Auto electrician who can check its status
by Uncle Albert
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Smoky & hard to start MD 11C
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Re: Smoky & hard to start MD 11C

Hi Jim, Further to my earlier post. More ramblings here If you have the need to rebuild the top end then the replacement liner/piston/rings/gudgeon pin/seals kits (2 off) were obtained from Volspec. A full gasket set was purchased also along with water pump seals all up it was less than £900.00. If...
by Uncle Albert
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Smoky & hard to start MD 11C
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Re: Smoky & hard to start MD 11C

This looks remarkable like my episode last year. Have you checked the oil level? When mine did something similar I had a sump full of grey sludge, (mixed sea water and oil and lots of it, on pumping it out there was 17 litres of the stuff when there should only be 6 litres of oil) my first thoughts ...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Engine removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

Re: Engine removal

do not use the boom as a hoist beam. :shock: You will be asking if anyone has a spare boom after about 30seconds.!!!