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by Willhc
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Seacock replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Seacock replacement

Congratulations on your new purchase! Lots of fun to be had. Are you planning to change the valve and not the skin fitting? Good luck getting the valve off (and doing so without disturbing the skin fitting) if that is your plan. I changed one of my seacocks last year, along with the skin fitting. Wo...
by Willhc
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur pulling the engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1956

Re: Centaur pulling the engine

Replacing the starter motor needs the engine removed? Feels a bit dramatic?? Not something I have needed to do with mine, but would expect better access to the starter motor. Are you still on an MD11C..?
by Willhc
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11C impeller shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: MD11C impeller shaft

I took the water pump off the main engine to give it a clean up. (May need a replacement o ring when you put it back.) shaft didn’t come out though... you may want to refer to the workshop manual if you haven’t already: https://www.maritimepropulsion.com/files/pdf/1001252 Shaft shouldn’t go anywhere...
by Willhc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur rudder tube
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: Centaur rudder tube

A very useful update. Don’t forget to take photos of your handiwork! How round is your sterntube - oval was part of my problem? Looking forward to the update to hear how you get on. Perhaps one for summarising as a page on the members Wiki site as a centaur repair reference once you are finished and...
by Willhc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11 water hose diameter??
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: MD11 water hose diameter??

16mm id hose will connect to the gearbox inlet, sea water pump (in and out). I have not tried the rest of the engine hose runs (e.g. through to the exhaust elbow) but I work on the assumption that Volvo would want to keep the ID constant throughout, so carry a length of 16mm ID onboard. I have just ...
by Willhc
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Impeller choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Impeller choice?

I believe (probably incorrectly) that Jabsco makes the water pump on the MD11C. I carry Jabsco impellers as spares for mine. ASAP has the part match. Personally I go for the approach of change every year, and anything could have a failure on day one so is it really worth the extra £15 for VP brandin...
by Willhc
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Unusual tidal stream in the western Solent
Replies: 17
Views: 2978

Re: Unusual tidal stream in the western Solent

Weather effects can have a big influence. Also worth questioning the reference tidal flow data source. A single admiralty diamond masks a lot of variation across the Solent. At a detailed level, look at the tidal stream charts produced (e.g https://www.force4.co.uk/force-4-roberts-solent-tide-slide....
by Willhc
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: Tapatalk app - not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Tapatalk app - not working?

Hi Tim, how is the troubleshooting going? Any idea when Tapatalk can be turned on again?

Thanks,

Will
by Willhc
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Let Down by Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Re: Let Down by Boatyard

Safe travels Seabear. Enjoy the journey.
by Willhc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: Tapatalk app - not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Tapatalk app - not working?

Hi, thanks for your reply. I had asked the same question direct to Tapatalk. Their response - the forum needs its Tapatalk plugin "updated". I assume this makes sense to someone with IT knowledge...?!
by Willhc
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: Tapatalk app - not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Tapatalk app - not working?

Hi all, Tapatalk has stopped letting me open conversation threads on the forum. It says to contact the forum admin. Is this a problem affecting others (or a problem at my end)?

Thanks
by Willhc
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Let Down by Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Re: Let Down by Boatyard

Good luck! If you have an original stern gland/ stuffing as I have (original MD11 engine and stern gland set up) then changing the stuffing is fairly quick - I did mine before launching this year and it took me less than an hour (first time). Blakes seacocks - some seacock grease and a brush does a ...
by Willhc
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur rudder tube
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: Centaur rudder tube

That is a top tip - knowing the post is threaded, not your method of getting easier access...


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by Willhc
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur rudder tube
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: Centaur rudder tube

Hi, I had my bushes changed last year. The guys changing them found the tube to be slightly oval too. They looked at getting the tube out and got as far as undoing all the bolts (take fuel tank out and a flexible person can get in to work the inside while someone helps from outside). The tube wouldn...