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by Stoker1538
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur spray hood
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Centaur spray hood

Want to put a spray hood on my centaur

Where could people recommend to get the frame and the hood as a package? Best price people have found?
I’m happy and competent to fit it myself which can save some money

Hoping to find something for £500 max

Thanks
Alex
by Stoker1538
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2853

Re: The Wild West

Sounds an epic journey! I’m hoping to launch my centaur start of august from Plymouth and sail it up to gosport.perhaps we could do it in convoy?

Alex
by Stoker1538
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: WOA events
Topic: South west events
Replies: 2
Views: 432

South west events

I’m hoping to have my newly refurbished centaur re launched in august
Is there any events happening around the Plymouth area?

Thanks
Alex
by Stoker1538
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh DV20 idling rough
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Bukh DV20 idling rough

The engine in my centaur is running very rough at idle, by this I mean it’s shaking all over the place. I’ve put new engine mounts on, but I also had the flywheel off to access under the engine. Could it be the flywheel out of balance? As I did notice some drilling’s in the back of it presumably whe...
by Stoker1538
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Curtains or blinds?
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Curtains or blinds?

I like the idea of having some small Venetian blinds inside my centaur, secured properly with wire guides. Has anyone done something similar? Where could I find something suitable?

Thanks
Alex
by Stoker1538
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Cutlass bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Cutlass bearing

My shaft rattles around a fair bit when I shake it from the prop end I’ve been informed my cutlass bearing is worn. Is it a simple job to replace? How long should it take roughly and are there any special tools required? Also does anyone know how I can calculate the size of prop I need for a bukh dv...
by Stoker1538
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Engine mounts

The rubber engine mounts in my centaur are shot. At idle the engine is jumping all over the place. It’s got a bukh dv 20 installed. I rang bukh and for a price of about 300 notes I can get new rubber mounts. My question is has anyone found an alternative? I’d quite like to use some polyurethane ones...
by Stoker1538
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Antifouling
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Antifouling

The antifoul on my centaur is flaking off dispite the previous owner telling me he had it done less than 6 months ago. I’ve started sanding it back as it looks rough, it’s currently red but I want to re do it in blue. Roughly what size tin would I need to do it? Also how many coats does it require? ...
by Stoker1538
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Head linings again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: Head linings again!

I bought some vinyl online and spray adhesive

Managed to get a pretty good result
If you want some photos let me know can’t seem to upload them at the moment

I’m also based in plynouth area if you need a hand
by Stoker1538
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Propeller change
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Propeller change

I now have my centaur ashore for the winter and noticed it has a 2 blade prop fitted. The engine is a bukh dv20 and when I had it in the water, if I went over 3/4 throttle it didn’t seem to move much, I’m thinking the prop is the wrong type for my engine. I want to fit a 3 blade and was wondering if...
by Stoker1538
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Rewiring a centaur
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Rewiring a centaur

Hello everyone I am about to undertake the task of rewiring my centaur. I haven’t had it long but I’ve discovered that it’s a total mess and a snakes wedding. I was hoping someone might have a wiring diagram showing the different circuits, ie the engine charging/starting circuit (bukh dv20, alternat...
by Stoker1538
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Replacing/upgrading fwd portholes
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

Re: Replacing/upgrading fwd portholes

I was just going to get windows the same height just wider so would just have to enlarge the existing holes in the fibreglass
by Stoker1538
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Nonslip deck paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Nonslip deck paint

Hello I have also recently just bought a centaur The blue on mine is so badly faded. I am decking to put some permateek on the decks, cabin roof and cockpit area and it looks great! Depending upon your budget you may consider this? I can send you details of who I’ve used if you like Have a look at t...
by Stoker1538
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Replacing/upgrading fwd portholes
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

Replacing/upgrading fwd portholes

The small square port holes in my centaur have corroded so badly they won’t open. I’ve taken them out as I’m replacing the headlining but now I’m thinking of upgrading them to rectangular ones. Has anyone done this? If so where did you get the windows from? I’ve seen trafalgar yacht services in fare...
by Stoker1538
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: New sink unit and electric water pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: New sink unit and electric water pump

Yes been looking at motor Home shops but they all seem too big still