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by TyroSailor
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Anyone in the south with an MD2B?
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Anyone in the south with an MD2B?

I don't have mine any more but I did learn a lot about it in the two years I did have it. I'll be on board Tyro from Friday and could come over to Hythe the middle of next week if you like.

Nothing further to add to the thread about the smoke though :(
by TyroSailor
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Oil change suction pump
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Oil change suction pump

...and before anyone starts rubbishing their products, I've had several very good tools from Aldi, the best being a set of ten diamond needle files for £6.99. Can't speak for Lidl.

Apropos of which, you might find this amusing.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL7jyXCQ2Zc
by TyroSailor
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2269

Re: The Wild West

Hmmm...

P'raps I'll leave the Axe until I have some local knowledge on board. Beer sounds good, if the wind's in the right direction.
by TyroSailor
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: WOA events
Topic: Beaulieu Boat Jumble
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Beaulieu Boat Jumble

I have a burgee (since last year's Southampton Boat Show) and don't want a banner, but I shall certainly look in :)

What I could really do with is some new (well, secondhand) Centaur sails and a bigger anchor....
by TyroSailor
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: WOA events
Topic: Beaulieu Boat Jumble
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Beaulieu Boat Jumble

22nd April

https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/boatjumble/

Tomorrow (12th) is the last day to get tickets at £1 off, which get you in before the crowds.

Anyone else going?
by TyroSailor
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B gearbox seized: overheated?
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: MD2B gearbox seized: overheated?

I got a bit more out than that, but as I said, repeated several times (with fitering in between) it probably got most of it out. I shook it up by tipping the boat about, since I couldn't start the engine at the time and, had I thought of it, could have blown bubbles in the oil too. The bits that cam...
by TyroSailor
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Hello and port light hinges!
Replies: 13
Views: 1175

Re: Hello and port light hinges!

I've replied to your email, John. Roger's right - Hillary made them for me. The resin is pretty expensive....
by TyroSailor
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Gk24 engine
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Gk24 engine

Rule of thumb is one HP per ton of displacement - this is claimed to drive the boat at its hull speed in flat water. I have my doubts about that, but anyway, if you have an engine it needs to be able to get you out of trouble in heavy weather, and for this, 3HP per ton is nearer the mark. I have lit...
by TyroSailor
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B gearbox seized: overheated?
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: MD2B gearbox seized: overheated?

I got the oil out by sucking with an oil pump. It didn't remove all the oil, but I did it several times, refilling with filtered oil in between, so it was effectively all done. Lots of little bits of metal came out! There is a drain plug on the bottom, which is almost impossible to get at and probab...
by TyroSailor
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B gearbox seized: overheated?
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: MD2B gearbox seized: overheated?

One of the major problems that prompted the replacement of my MD2b was the gearbox creeping - it would turn the prop slowly without either gear being engaged, and when I did try and engage there was a horrible crashing sound and the whole engine shook. On inspection (eventually - long story) there p...
by TyroSailor
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Gauges for a new engine
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Gauges for a new engine

As regular readers will know (and possibly have heard enough of by now...) I have a new Vetus M2.18 in my Centaur. It was supplied with only a basic instrument panel and I'd like to fit a tachometer and coolant-temperature gauge. There seem to be three options: - fork out £200 or so on the proper Ve...
by TyroSailor
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Replacement engine for Centaur
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Re: Replacement engine for Centaur

My steel bearers were held in place by 10 bolts each and I was able (with the aid of my then new socket set and several squirts of WD40) to remove them all without damage! I had two new bits of angle iron (well, mild steel) cut to size and primed and painted them for the engineer to bolt into their ...
by TyroSailor
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Westerly Centaur
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Westerly Centaur

Hi Steve

I've replied via email The short answer is yes, but not this week!
by TyroSailor
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Replacement engine for Centaur
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Re: Replacement engine for Centaur

I had a new Vetus M2.18 fitted in my Centaur a year or two ago. It seems to drive it OK and uses very little fuel, unless I open the throttle wide. It was £3k, but another £1200 or so for coupling, propshaft, prop, stern seal and Cutless bearing. And fitting, which I didn't feel confident to do myse...
by TyroSailor
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Westerly Centaur
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Westerly Centaur

Hi Steve and welcome :)

I live near Liverpool and could help with showing you the ropes, if you want. I did my Coastal Skipper in '03 and have a Centaur in Southampton. PM if you want.

Steve