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by UserError
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur mainsheet length?
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Centaur mainsheet length?

Hi, When we last visited our boat, we noticed that the mainsheet has frayed through. A mainsheet has come up for sale, but I don't know how long it needs to be and as the boat is currently not local, can anyone advise what length (& diameter) I need for a standard setup? If there was a resource with...
by UserError
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur cockpit seating & sole
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Centaur cockpit seating & sole

Thanks, that heronrib would do other than they only supply it in 10m rolls - I could buy 2 teak grating kits for the same cost, although I was hoping to move away from teak.
I'll keep looking and in the meantime keep an eye open for an opportunity for an offcut.
by UserError
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Westerly Centaur or Westerly Griffon
Replies: 10
Views: 1595

Re: Westerly Centaur or Westerly Griffon

I've not had experience of this personally, but when I was researching my options, I found a thread ( http://www.westerly-owners.co.uk/woaforum/viewtopic.php?t=2485 ) where respondents generally agreed the Griffon was better BUT due to the hull shape slammed more when going to windward. I hate that ...
by UserError
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Washing cushion covers
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: Washing cushion covers

Hi, I tried the two we currently have at home - put some tepid water & liquid soap in. Gently scrubbed a few marks. Despite not looking obviously grubby, the water was a bit grim.
Haven't reunited them with the foams but assume they haven't shrunk.
by UserError
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD11 water hose diameter??
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: MD11 water hose diameter??

Hi, same question, same long trip to boat: what was the answer?
I want to get hose + pump to run Rydlyme through the system.
Many thanks
Jonathan
by UserError
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Impeller choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: Impeller choice?

Philip. Thanks for the link to ASAP and the clarification on the pumps. I had been on the marineparts site and wasn't quite sure what I was looking for, as there are 3 pumps and superceded parts etc. Looks like I can't get one in advance of my next visit and that I'll have to try & identify it whils...
by UserError
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Impeller choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Impeller choice?

Hello, I will be inspecting then changing the impeller on our MD11c shortly. (I understand it is best to remove it during lay up?) as I want a new one to start the new season with and ours has been undisturbed for maybe two years. What names/brands are OK? Is it wise to stick with Volvo & pay their ...
by UserError
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Wood burner/solid fuel heater
Replies: 11
Views: 2479

Re: Wood burner/solid fuel heater

Weldingjay, I would be interested to know what make/model of heater are you fitting? The link by 30wn78 is to a very small heater - smaller I think than the PA Pansy? I've read the Pansy would struggle to make as voluminous boat as the Centaur cosy & warm, ie you'd still need a pullover. The price i...
by UserError
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur bilge pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

Re: Centaur bilge pump

Thanks all. I do plan to fit an electric bilge pump,and even have one. But it's on the list... As is, but very near the top of the list, an oil change so we need to get a pump anyway. The Pela seems popular here. Re cabin bilge pump, where to run the discharge pipe? Can I tee into the existing one t...
by UserError
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur cockpit seating & sole
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Centaur cockpit seating & sole

Hello, I understand that the teak seating slats can (inevitably will?) leak and that they are commonly discarded. I wondered that, with modern sealants, whether the bolt holes could be sealed successfully for a reasonable amount of time? Has anyone persisted with them? Are there any advantages? I qu...
by UserError
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur bilge pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

Re: Centaur bilge pump

Through, Thanks - I saw your post from years ago, but there were no replies. There is a small access hole with a black hatch, between the table leg sockets. When I looked in there, there was an amount in there (not alarming, but enough to think it was worth removing) . I did wonder about the engine ...
by UserError
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Washing cushion covers
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: Washing cushion covers

Thanks Nigel. I think we'll accumulate them all at home: then have a washing fest. We bought some covers only back as the tender is quite small, so we'll have to do it bit by bit.
by UserError
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur bilge pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

Re: Centaur bilge pump

Thanks. I didn't test the depth, but I would have thought that there was enough that the pipe would have had a gulp or two. My wife, in the cabin, didn't hear any slurping sounds, which is why I wondered if the aft pump didn't do the cabin bilge. Or the diaphragm has failed. I need to investigate fu...
by UserError
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: New sink unit and electric water pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: New sink unit and electric water pump

I saw (& bookmarked) this.

Not a straight drop in, but seems pretty straightforward.

https://www.westerly-owners.co.uk/weste ... ntaur_Sink

may be of some help?
by UserError
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur bilge pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

Centaur bilge pump

Hello, There is an amount of water in the main bilge (the keel bilges had, what seemed to me, to be very little in) and I tried the bilge pump that is in the aft locker - a manual Whale Gusher type, but nothing came out. Does this pump service the engine compartment only and might there be another p...