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by TyroSailor
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: 1974 Centaur shaft diameter?
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: 1974 Centaur shaft diameter?

Not I, but I do have the old shaft somewhere (1975, hull/sail no 1361) removed when the engine and all the stern gear was changed. I coud measure it if you want but I think it's at home (in Liverpool - and I'm in the boat in Falmouth!).
by TyroSailor
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: a breakdown in communications
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: a breakdown in communications

Hmmmmm. A lucky escape! And possibly a lesson learned all round. :shock:

I wonder if now is the time to point out that the genoa can be unfurled on any point of sailing........
by TyroSailor
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2318

Re: The Wild West

Brixham. Wobbly pontoon off the YC where we had some excellent mussels last night. At Weymouth I was joined by a young crew member called Nick, who was excellent. Rounding Portland Bill was far easier than expected, in very gentle conditions, and Lyme Regis was very crowded - but I did make some mon...
by TyroSailor
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2318

Re: The Wild West

Progress report : Now in Weymouth Marina, having visited Ashlett Creek, Newport, Cowes (long day, that one), Lymington, Christchurch, Lulworth Cove and The Cove in Weymouth en route . Having a rest here today, then off round the Bill in the morning, with a new crew, to Bridport, Lyme Regis, Sidmout...
by TyroSailor
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: WOA events
Topic: Newport Rally 16th June
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Newport Rally 16th June

Hi all

Does anyone have any good photos to share? I'd particularly like one of Nicky's boat, or the other one, nose-down at an alarming angle!

Big thanks to Nicky for organising it! :D
by TyroSailor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Mast compression loads and lower chainplates
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Centaur Mast compression loads and lower chainplates

The location of that chainplate above the window was a rare design fault, corrected soon after your boat was built by putting the shroud plate forward of the window. Mine was built the following year and has this. I've seen some Centaurs with a metal (presumably stainless steel) strap vertically dow...
by TyroSailor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Lazy Jack Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Lazy Jack Lines

My Centaur has lazyjacks made up from small diameter cordage (?4mm) with bowline loops at all the strategic points, Since they rarely need adjusting, it seems to work well.
by TyroSailor
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Discus bridgedeck
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Discus bridgedeck

Rule 2 - there's no such thing as a silly question. We were all there once.
by TyroSailor
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Seized seacock solution
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Seized seacock solution

A sizeable splash of oil into the heads was recommended to me as a good way of lubricating the heads pump itself. Olive oil seems a bit extravagant to me (unless you're in the Med, I suppose) though; bog standard (!) vegetable oil will do.
by TyroSailor
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Slatted cockpit seats
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Slatted cockpit seats

I've just renovated the teak slats on my lazarette lid and oiled them with about four coats of teak oil. Having been old, tired and grey, they now look like new :)

I wonder if the same process would work for me!
by TyroSailor
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2318

Re: The Wild West

I shall (all being well) be back home at the start of August, but back at the boat in Southampton by 9th, for at least a couple of weeks. Happy to meet then, somewhere in the Solent. Where are you going to keep her?

In the meantime, I still have vacancies in the first two weeks of July.
by TyroSailor
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Sorting out my wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: Sorting out my wiring

Most (all?) of mine is bright copper; some of the new stuff is tinned. And it all works (touches the table). At the moment.
by TyroSailor
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Sorting out my wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: Sorting out my wiring

I agree about the limited usefulness of the Book for our needs! The 12-Volt Bible comes highly recommended but I haven't got a copy - yet. Don't know about running all the new stuff before removing the old - I suppose it depends whether you want to use the same cable runs. All the 'background' wirin...
by TyroSailor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Out with the old in with the new
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Out with the old in with the new

I've seen some of these (or something of the type) at the Boat Show and did wonder about them. I've never liked the idea of the dry powder ones for the reasons you give above, yet I have four on board - because they're the usual ones, and they're also relatively cheap. Has anyone used the new ones i...