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by TyroSailor
Thu May 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Slatted cockpit seats
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Slatted cockpit seats

I'd also be interested to see people's opinions on this as it's a job I shall have to do before long - the bolt holes leak.
by TyroSailor
Thu May 31, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur rudder removal
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Centaur rudder removal

I read somewhere recently that one should always use the smallest hammer that will do the job. It hurts less when you miss.
by TyroSailor
Wed May 30, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur/Pembroke rudder
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Centaur/Pembroke rudder

That is indeed the normal arrangement - or at least it's like that on mine and the other Centaurs I've seen. No idea why anyone would want to make the hatch smaller :shock:
by TyroSailor
Wed May 30, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur bilge plan
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Centaur bilge plan

IMO, the bilge compartments should be interconnected, so that the main bilge pump under the engine (which is the deepest part) can drain the whole of the bilges. I drilled a limber hole between here and the central bilge area as there wasn't one there, and therefore no means of draining it. The lack...
by TyroSailor
Wed May 30, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur

Often wondered about a windlass, but seems like an unnecessary complication to me, and an electric one needs a big cable. Btw, the pipe carrying the cable between the chain locker and the deck is the navel pipe - the hawse pipe carries it over the side if you have bulwarks or similar. Good idea to h...
by TyroSailor
Wed May 30, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Westerly sink pump
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Westerly sink pump

If you've got as far as completely dismantling it, it might work OK if you clean, lubricate and remantle it. (If that's not a word, it should be.) Maybe check the pipes as well.

I shouldn't use the meat cleaver though.
by TyroSailor
Wed May 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: tracing the history of my centaur Boukadoura 2
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: tracing the history of my centaur Boukadoura 2

Hi Albert My Centaur is 1361 and was built in 1975, so yours will be a year or two later. That seems a strange yard number - it should be in the same format as the sail number, but with a K instead of the CR. Some (including mine), but by no means all, have the same yard and sail number. Mine's on a...
by TyroSailor
Tue May 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: WOA events
Topic: Sailing with another owner to the E Coast WOA 50th
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Sailing with another owner to the E Coast WOA 50th

Sailing with others is a great way to get to know them, whatever their level of expertise. I, too, usually sail singlehanded (almost literally for a few days last summer when I had a septic thumb!) but do enjoy both the company and the more relaxed ambience of having a crew/mate on board. Which remi...
by TyroSailor
Tue May 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: GK24 Engine Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: GK24 Engine Bay

Hear, hear for Danboline. When the old MD2b was removed from my Centaur the bottom of the engine bay was thick with forty years' worth of congealed oil, sludge and general nastiness. After scraping it out, cleaning and degreasing (I used Gunk for this followed by brake-cleaning fluid which seemed to...
by TyroSailor
Tue May 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: fasteners storage behind seats centaur
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: fasteners storage behind seats centaur

Well - when we finally get together...
by TyroSailor
Sat May 19, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: fasteners storage behind seats centaur
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: fasteners storage behind seats centaur

I can probably lend you one of mine at some point.
by TyroSailor
Sat May 19, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Single handed sailing
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Single handed sailing

I think I taught you that one, Hillary ;)
by TyroSailor
Thu May 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Single handed sailing
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Single handed sailing

I've been sailing my Centaur (a fair bit smaller than Roger's Fulmar) mostly singlehanded too. I entirely agree about the first and last hundred metres or so being the most difficult - in fact the last half a metre is when you're liable to do the most damage! And I don't possess a spinnaker or - yet...
by TyroSailor
Fri May 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Konsort fin keel
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Konsort fin keel

Don't know about a Konsort, but buying my bilge-keeled Centaur was a good move. Its draught of only 3' (0.9m) allows me to go to places a deep-keeled boat couldn't, as well as using a drying (and therefore cheap) marina berth. And she can dry out on a beach or elsewhere to scrub, instead of paying t...
by TyroSailor
Sun May 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rudder Pintle/ gudgeon on W21
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Rudder Pintle/ gudgeon on W21

First port of call should be Trafalgar Yacht Services at Fareham. http://www.westerly-yachts.co.uk/contact_us.php They're the world's leading stockists of all Westerly parts and if they don't have one they might be able to get it - or tell you it can't be done. David & Caroline Hardy. Very helpful.