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by Uncle Albert
Thu May 30, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur - Pickup rope length for swinging mooring
Replies: 4
Views: 2845

Re: Centaur - Pickup rope length for swinging mooring

I moor my Centaur on the River Blackwater ( half tide mooring) with 2 ropes which are shackled to to different links of the riser chain about 2 ft below the buoy. The ropes are then clove hitched to the buoy ring (so they dont chaff and move about) and then onward to the boat. Both ropes are feed th...
by Uncle Albert
Wed May 22, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Smoky & hard to start MD 11C
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

Re: Smoky & hard to start MD 11C

Hi Jim, Sorry if any of this is simplistic, but I am a simple sort of chap These engines are not to difficult to deal with. I have rebuilt the top end of mine following a blown cylinder liner and fitted these plus new pistons and rings with the engine still in the boat. It comes apart in large bits!...
by Uncle Albert
Sun May 12, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Companionway Hatch
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Centaur Companionway Hatch

Nice bit of carpentry there Rog, In a spare moment could you knock me up a sideboard in Oak!!!

Room there for a dvd screen too

Unc
by Uncle Albert
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur Waterline Measurement
Replies: 12
Views: 3457

Re: Centaur Waterline Measurement

Hi Roger I guess that a combination of lumpy water and too much stuff stowed on board, nothing at all to do with the overweight skipper I hasten to add :wink: I have always thought that I need a whole lot of Anti Foul paint and I guess that you have supported that arguement. I am out on the boat tom...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur Waterline Measurement
Replies: 12
Views: 3457

Re: Centaur Waterline Measurement

Hi RogerBall0, well from on a bit of a lively and bucking deck I have the following for you. All are vertical/plumb measurements as best as I could achieve and based upon average of wave crests and troughs Bow. measured from below the rubbing strake to the water surface 32 inches Stern. measured at ...
by Uncle Albert
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur Waterline Measurement
Replies: 12
Views: 3457

Re: Centaur Waterline Measurement

Assuming weather is fair tomorrow and I can get out to the boat and its not jumping about too much then I shall dip the end of my tape measure into the briney and obtain said dimensions. It will need some 'adjustment' for a 16 stone lump of moveable ballast to be taken into account for these measure...
by Uncle Albert
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Centaur in Primer
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: Centaur in Primer

Well that looks exceptional. You really are building a new 30+ year old boat. Have you chosen a finishing colour scheme yet or are you staying with white?
by Uncle Albert
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Rudder Assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: Centaur Rudder Assembly

I too had to get to one of the bolts (or nut). Not having a small child to shove down the side of the fuel tank with a spanner I relented and cut a hole in the floor of the stern locker, slightly offset to port, and installed a screw in dinghy hatch. This was large enough to get a hand, wrist and ar...
by Uncle Albert
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Griffon Keel Modification
Replies: 18
Views: 5409

Re: Griffon Keel Modification

For what its worth Neil, my Centaur looks as per your photos and I am certain that it has been modified. perhaps this helps.

Mine was built in 1977 and probably hull was laid in 1976 sail no CR 1702.

Unc Al
by Uncle Albert
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Centaur VHF Radio Position
Replies: 6
Views: 2648

Re: Centaur VHF Radio Position

No its in the forward corner of the saloon on the same side. I do have two additional speakers mounted on brackets inside two of the sliding door lockers which are for the DVD/CD/FM Radio which is located on a slider in the roof of a locker behind the seat back also on the port side. I can then sit ...
by Uncle Albert
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Centaur VHF Radio Position
Replies: 6
Views: 2648

Re: Centaur VHF Radio Position

Yes, for the stero radio and cassette player.

The VHF speaker is in the cockpit.
by Uncle Albert
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Snow snow snow
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Snow snow snow

Launched today and had a little potter under genoa up and down the river. Nice to be back on the water but by Jiminy it was cold! New depth instrument works well and blow me the old one started to work as well but then lost its way when the depth was less than 3 metres, just like it did last year, r...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Centaur VHF Radio Position
Replies: 6
Views: 2648

Re: Centaur VHF Radio Position

heres a pic, not a very good one for what you want too but you get the idea.
by Uncle Albert
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Centaur VHF Radio Position
Replies: 6
Views: 2648

Re: Centaur VHF Radio Position

Not saying this is best but mine is located in a panel which replaced the sliding doors in the aft port side cupboard/locker. This is done so as to be adjacent to the electrical distribution switch panel which is on the port companion way bulkhead. The mounting board also carries the radio cassette ...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Snow snow snow
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Snow snow snow

You would have to beleive me if I was a Cypriot Banker..................................... but I am not.
Unc