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Hi again. Well, twelve months on and still happy with the installation. All the work was done by Mike Wills Marine Services of Poole, so I don't know the source of prop etc. I'm afraid I took the easy way out and got them to do the lot! For anyone else locally (Poole) considering a new system they c...
Did not realise the IOM had problems. However this is also an issue with Jersey in the Channel Islands....withdrawal of reciprocal arrangements with the NHS. Some travel policies cover health issues in the UK and EU countries, but Jersey is not UK or EU. Insurance needs to be taken out specifically ...
- Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:49 pm
- Forum: Engines & transmission
- Topic: Replace a VOLVO MD11C with NANNI N3.21
- Replies: 15
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Hi This may be another of many posts in support of Beta. Replaced the original MD11C in my Centaur with a Beta 20. New boat! Starts like a car, sips at the fuel. You'll probably get all the ancillary stuff like water filter replaced at the same time. Well worth it. My boat is in Poole if you are nea...
- Mon May 24, 2010 8:46 pm
- Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
- Topic: Stiff steering on a Centaur.
- Replies: 6
- Views: 1627
Just a thought, but could it be something simple (but a ruddy nuisance) like rope/fishing line caught in the gap between rudder and skeg?
Hi Phil Shame I can't just pop around the corner to drop it off! Anyway, postage is likely to be under a fiver (weighs about half a kilo). It's of no practical use to me except as an offensive weapon (oh the temptation!) so how about me posting it to you, you sending back whatever the postage come t...
Hi I might have something suitable. 20 inch s/s tube with one end hammered (and welded?)to the dimensions you quoted, with a rope strop at the other end. Came with my Centaur and has been lying around since I ditched the heavily corroded windlass. Been keeping it "just in case". Maybe you are the ca...
- Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:41 pm
- Forum: General chat
- Topic: nav aids a return to wreckers
- Replies: 2
- Views: 1137
Sounds like you had a sleepless night! Used to be a farming nation too but look where that's gone. Funny to look back, but it seems a different world not that long ago when we had leaders with human traits; Farmer Callaghan and Sailor Heath (how's that for political balance!). Hurricane lamps can be...
Hi. All that Albert has said is sound advice. It is interesting though that in your previous experience of sailng you were OK. Where is the difference? I bet that cruise was relaxed, with friends, on someone elses boat. Now this is YOUR boat and YOUR responsibility (even with a delivery skipper)! En...
Had the job done over the winter and what a relief! I have the Beta 20hp and the extras in addition to what you listed were the shaft, a new up-to-date water intake and filter, ditto exhaust. Oh, and a diesel return pipe was fitted to the fuel tank. The engine comes with it's control panel. So I sup...
- Fri May 08, 2009 2:32 pm
- Forum: General chat
- Topic: Tiller extension for a Centaur
- Replies: 2
- Views: 1558
Hi Bob I inherited a neat solution when I bought my Centaur. Rather crudely it could be looked upon as a piece of broomstick but it works. There is a vertical hole in the tiller with a piece of metal tubing inserted and glued in place, more or less where one holds it. The extension comprises a stain...
Welcome to the club! I bought my Centaur last year after much deliberation (at least a couple of years worth) and found joining the WOA beforehand to be invaluable. This is my first boat so went through all the agonising over age (the boat, not mine). They do seem to be built like the proverbial bri...