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by TyroSailor
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B alternator upgrade (from dynastart)
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: MD2B alternator upgrade (from dynastart)

Given the problems I've had with the MD2b in my Centaur, I'd (reluctantly) agree.

However, if you do eventually decide to install an alternator, I shall shortly (when I replace my engine!) have a recently recontioned one available.
by TyroSailor
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Surveyor- Kent/Essex/London area
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: Surveyor- Kent/Essex/London area

Just remember it is a buyers market at present and there are plenty of bargains around, but do try and buy the best Centaur on the market. That will mean a recent new engine, recent new sails, recent electronics, and well maintained. Try and find one that has been owned and used for a number of yea...
by TyroSailor
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Hello

Hello Bill, and welcome, from another newcomer :-)

I've had my Centaur for four months and (as you will see from other posts) it hasn't been exactly trouble free! I (and others!) may be picking your brains!
by TyroSailor
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Replacement engine for Centaur?
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Replacement engine for Centaur?

Thought I'd start a new topic for this since it's not (just) the injector pump that's dodgy. Skip to the last bit if you want to ignore my deathless prose. The story so far: Boat bought in March, original MD2b engine OK for several hours' running then things went wrong. So far: starter motor and alt...
by TyroSailor
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Help, advice, meet up, accommodation Falmouth
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: Help, advice, meet up, accommodation Falmouth

Not too busy, I should think, in late September.
I presume you've done the shorebased DS course (or at least have equivalent knowledge) as it does make the practical mush easier.
by TyroSailor
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Help, advice, meet up, accommodation Falmouth
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: Help, advice, meet up, accommodation Falmouth

Can't help, I'm afraid,as I'm nowhere near there but Falmouth strikes me as an excellent place for a Dazed Kipper course. Lots of space and nooks and crannies for practising manoeuvres, plenty of sheltered water in the harbour and day-sails to Mevagissey and/or Fowey, maybe Polperro/Looe (difficult ...
by TyroSailor
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Best price in Europe for Raymarine EV100 tiller pilot
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

Re: Best price in Europe for Raymarine EV100 tiller pilot

Yes - if you connect the autopilot to the chart plotter the boat can steer itself wherever it's going and you needn't be on board at all :wink:
by TyroSailor
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B - injector pump problem?
Replies: 33
Views: 5139

Re: MD2B - injector pump problem?

Right. On the way back to the boat and prepared for the fray. I've bought a socket set (bargain - I hope), printed off the relevant bits of the workshop manual and Uncle Albert's advice and booked an engineer to come and assess what needs doing, on Saturday morning. The next time you hear from me I ...
by TyroSailor
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Best price in Europe for Raymarine EV100 tiller pilot
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

Re: Best price in Europe for Raymarine EV100 tiller pilot

Have you considered a Simrad Tillerpilot instead? They seem to come in much cheaper. The TP32 is rated at 6.3t and has a rrp of £662. This http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/simrad-tp32-tillerpilot.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=standard&gclid=CK3HhuDWpscCFQoYwwodYX8G9A site has it...
by TyroSailor
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Diesel Bug risk in nearly empty fuel tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Diesel Bug risk in nearly empty fuel tank?

I bought my Centaur after it had been standing for 18 months with the tank 2/3 full. It drove me OK from Langstone to Southampton but later on I did have some engine trouble and drained the tank. The (red) diesel was distinctly cloudy and, being too mean to ditch it and replace it, I filtered it thr...
by TyroSailor
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Antifouling
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: Antifouling

What about Jenolite, Kur-rust and Hammerite?
I need to treat some fairly serious rust on my engine and, after scraping and wire-brushing I'll need to use something similar; all the above have been recommended. Does anyone have any recommendations about them?
by TyroSailor
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Paint Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: Paint Removal

Hmmm....

Maybe when the time comes I'll do one patch - maybe the transom - with a good quality domestic oil-based gloss such as Dulux. Outdoor quality presumably. See how it goes. I'd be interested to read others' experiences of this.
by TyroSailor
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Paint Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: Paint Removal

I'd also be interested to read opinons on this: I'd always been under the impression that you need to use expensive marine paints but maybe this ain't necessarily so?
by TyroSailor
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: mast foot - centaur - proctor
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: mast foot - centaur - proctor

Get the yard to pay for the repairs!
by TyroSailor
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B - injector pump problem?
Replies: 33
Views: 5139

Re: MD2B - injector pump problem?

Woohoo!

Thank you, Philip. Bit of a performance, though!