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by UserError
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Roller furling won't rotate
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Roller furling won't rotate

Hello, Planned moving date is looming (hopefully Saturday) & final prep revealed that the roller furling drum won't rotate. The boat has been untended, on a swinging mooring for maybe two years. We have established that we can hoist & lower the Genoa in the traditional way, so it's not a deal breake...
by UserError
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: WOA events
Topic: WOA South Coast Group Channel Crossing
Replies: 0
Views: 513

WOA South Coast Group Channel Crossing

Hello, We had an email regarding the above. We're newcomers to the WOA having recently bought a Centaur (not our first boat though). 1/. It states that " This is an all-day passage for boats who can maintain a speed of 5kts over the ground" . As far as I know, this is well in excess of the passage p...
by UserError
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11C Thermostat housing seals
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: MD11C Thermostat housing seals

Willhc, Thanks - when I clicked on the link I saw the same diagrams as Marine parts Europe, who want £1.63 for the same part (I found this since my first post) Golden Arrow want 49p for it! Definitely a good site. I've looked at so many sites now, I've lost track of what I've seen where... Now that ...
by UserError
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11C Thermostat housing seals
Replies: 6
Views: 868

MD11C Thermostat housing seals

The manual states these must be replaced if the thermostat/housing is removed. Just putting together an order from ASAP Supplies & they are on back order. Keyparts list one of the o rings that I think are needed, at 40p but with £4 postage. Has anyone replaced their seals from any other source? Is i...
by UserError
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11c engine anodes
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: MD11c engine anodes

Thanks Gary,
...would hate do gratuitously dissolve ££ worth of Volvo anodes!
by UserError
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Using engine for first time in ages.
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Using engine for first time in ages.

I am planning to move our Centaur later in February and I would really like the engine to be as reliable as possible for this trip (full length of Chichester harbour, Looe Channel or Owers if needs be, then into the Arun for Littlehampton. This last really calls for the engine). The boat is currentl...
by UserError
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Main halyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Re: Centaur Main halyard

Thanks JR. Good point about the washing line - I was thinking that it was nice & smooth, and cheap. However I have a spool with 20m of 8mm floating rope which should just do if the mast is 9.5m.

That photo is helpful too.
Thanks
by UserError
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Main halyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Re: Centaur Main halyard

For doing class 1 eye(aka double braid) splices the samson splice kit is very handy but you can use a ball point pin if that is all you have. I did 4 when I swapped my running rigging. Fun to do but very confusing. The Samson kit is about $30-40 but well over twice that in pounds here :cry: whereas...
by UserError
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: where to put a dinghy on a centaur?
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: where to put a dinghy on a centaur?

I wouldn't contemplate taking a rigid dinghy - doesn't mean it's wrong though. Heavy, bulky, storage issues & additional windage for what gain? We have a rigid tender that also came with the boat & I prefer the Avon any time. Someone was selling an 8' dinghy on Facebook recently & called it the Tipp...
by UserError
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11c engine anodes
Replies: 2
Views: 540

MD11c engine anodes

I plan to run Rydlyme through the engine ASAP and have noted in the instructions that all engine anodes must be removed. I've searched the manual & can't find any reference to these - does the MD11 have any anodes & if so, where are they?
Many thanks
by UserError
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Main halyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Re: Centaur Main halyard

Thanks for your helpful & encouraging replies. My guesstimate was 21m, so maybe 25 for margin & wear adjustment as advised. Tyro, hope to move the boat later in February. Online will do for me as there aren't any near-ish boat jumbles in time, & Jimmy Green seems to have the best prices at present &...
by UserError
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Main halyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Centaur Main halyard

Hi,just as I was leaving our boat, I noticed the main halyard was chafed nearly through. Can anyone advise either a suitable length directly, or how much to add to the mast height? And what diameter? Recommendations of make/type - I've never had to do this before. If we were considering running the ...
by UserError
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Impeller choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Impeller set

Yep.
If any other newcomers are wondering, or are in two minds about whether to change the impeller, this is what the 'set' deformation looks like:
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Deformed vanes
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by UserError
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11C impeller shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: MD11C impeller shaft

Thanks for the link to the manual - I haven't got that, so will be very useful. At this stage, it's just an impeller swap. More in-depth maintenance comes when I've moved the boat round to her new home. Having got it onto the workbench, I have found a grub screw going through the impeller & shaft so...
by UserError
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11C impeller shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 515

MD11C impeller shaft

Hi, I finally got to the boat & removed the impeller today. However, the shaft came out with the impeller itself. I'm hoping that it's no big deal and that no vital part of the water pump innards has fallen off internally, necessitating a substantial engine strip & rebuild... Can anyone confirm that...