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by aquaplane
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Aft lower shrouds
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: Centaur Aft lower shrouds

When my aft lowers are a bit loose they do what you have described, and that is on a later Centaur with the smaller front windows. It could be that the aft lowers are not as tight as they should be. But you have to ask yourself if they have been backed off to stop windows leaking? Without using the ...
by aquaplane
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Fitting a new escape hatch in V berth - Westerly Renown
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Re: Fitting a new escape hatch in V berth - Westerly Renown

What are you like for headroom in a Renown? In my Centaur under the hatch is about the only place I can stand up, but it's the only bit with floor under it. I think I have seem Centaurs with the original hatch glassed in and a new hatch fitted in place of the translucent panel, you would retain the ...
by aquaplane
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: New Sails for Griffon
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

Re: New Sails for Griffon

Going to the London boat show would add £200 to the price of the sails for me so I wouldn't do that :D

My sails were made by the bloke I talked to in the building I collected them from.
by aquaplane
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: New Sails for Griffon
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

Re: New Sails for Griffon

When I got new sails I got prices just based on literature dimensions. I didn't pick the cheapest supplier or cloth but didn't go extravagant either, good cruising material nothing exotic. I told the suppliers what type of sailing I wanted to do and how long I expected the sails to last, they recomm...
by aquaplane
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Ticking sound of propeller shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 3208

Re: Ticking sound of propeller shaft

Glad to be of service :) I learned more than I ever wanted to know when I found my loose bolt. When I manually turned the prop shaft to get the bolt to where I could get spanners on it, I found it was tight. Following these instructions: http://www.randdmarine.com/flexiblescinst.asp I found gaps of ...
by aquaplane
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Changing shaft size
Replies: 14
Views: 3489

Re: Changing shaft size

Almost sounds like the cutless bearing is 1" (25.4 mm).
by aquaplane
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Ticking sound of propeller shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 3208

Re: Ticking sound of propeller shaft

The ticking on my propshaft turned out to be a loose bolt on the flexible coupling, that was heard when under motor too.
by aquaplane
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Pageant Surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 2061

Re: Pageant Surgery

Where are the seacocks on the Pagent? On my Centaur they were in the locker with the cool box in the saloon. The mast compression post was supported by the inner moulding close to the access hole but there was a bracing strut directly under the post. http://i340.photobucket.com/albums/o360/aquaplane...
by aquaplane
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Launching trolley for tender dinghy
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: Launching trolley for tender dinghy

I have one like this for my Mirror, but got it for £50 second hand:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Folding-L ... 0420217391
by aquaplane
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Moisture delamination risk in hull of westerly pentland
Replies: 10
Views: 2705

Re: Moisture delamination risk in hull of westerly pentland

Run away.

Buy a boat that doesn't need fixing.

Certainly don't buy a fixer upper for top dollar.
by aquaplane
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Engine Service & Stern Gland
Replies: 9
Views: 2871

Re: Engine Service & Stern Gland

mmm...not sure why an earth wire is required on the stuffing box, where the packing should be the only thing in contact with the shaft. Still, there must've been a reason. regards, Philip I would guess that someone thought that they were connecting the propshaft/prop to the anode, but they were pro...
by aquaplane
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Speed log baffle
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Re: Speed log baffle

I don't have a baffle on my log impeller and can whip it out and cap it off successfully without sinking the boat, or getting a wet face. The water surges in about a foot high, it's not hard to avoid. I sponged about half a bucket of water from the bilge, the result of removal and replacement operat...
by aquaplane
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Pageant or other Westerly toilet floor.
Replies: 18
Views: 5591

Re: Pageant or other Westerly toilet floor.

I replaced a TMC loo with a Jabsco and seem to remember having to use 50 or 55mm M8 bolts to do it. I'm fairly certain that there is a ply backing pate under the loo, or very thick GRP. I got my hand in under the bog by removing the cool box (B layout Centaur) and having my crew hold the bolts still...
by aquaplane
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Swimming platform
Replies: 9
Views: 2981

Re: Swimming platform

I have seen one on a Jeanneau Tonic which has a transom hung rudder.

It was in two halves with room for the rudder to travel between the sections.

It was on davidpbo's boat, a contributor on the YBW forums he may have a pic you could look at.
by aquaplane
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Antifoul again after 3 months?
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Antifoul again after 3 months?

A tin of Cruiser Uno costs £80 or so. A lift out costs more than that, if you are out, antifoul so you don't have to mid season, I suspect that you will have to unless you blathered 2 tins on when you did it last.