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by aquaplane
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: mast how not to put up
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: mast how not to put up

What standing rigging was attached? I couldn't see any go tight as the mast went up.

I would always attach everything except the forestay then hold the mast in place while someone attaches that. At least the lowers could go on.
by aquaplane
Tue May 24, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Engine Oil type and source
Replies: 14
Views: 4438

Re: Engine Oil type and source

It makes me laugh when my son, who is still young enough to know everything, tells me that the 15/40 oil I use will kill instantly the engine which has 10/30 oil specified. My oil comes from a 200l drum at my local garage, I take the empties back, and is <£10 for 5 litres. It has numbers after it's ...
by aquaplane
Fri May 13, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Boat insurance recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

Re: Boat insurance recommendations?

I have been happy with Nav & Gen too but not claimed.

They tend to think that members of the WOA are responsible owners and don't ask for surveys over often which I like.
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Advice sought for MD11C TLC
Replies: 7
Views: 2377

Re: Advice sought for MD11C TLC

I haven't done a course, what do they entail? I ask because I have serviced my cars until recently and a diesel boat engine is so simple compared to a car I can't see what a course could do for a reasonably competent DiYer. You would have to be pretty ham fisted to fluff up an oil/filter change. Mak...
by aquaplane
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: The eternal leak
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

Re: The eternal leak

As far as I can tell on my B layout Centaur that locker is isolated from the rest of the bilge. So the water is either: 1, coming from outside, in which case it's salt. Also it shouldn't stop coming in until it's up to the waterline, it doesn't look to be that. 2, It's somehow getting in from inside...
by aquaplane
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Cost of Konsort genoa UV strip?
Replies: 6
Views: 2202

Re: Cost of Konsort genoa UV strip?

Just to chuck in my tuppence worth, I put my genoa ( Griffon ) into Saturn sails in Largs to get the UV strip and two panels, plus some stitching done and they laundered it,all for £355inc Vat, this included picking it up from Troon and dropping it back, first class service as usual. I was thinking...
by aquaplane
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Cost of Konsort genoa UV strip?
Replies: 6
Views: 2202

Re: Cost of Konsort genoa UV strip?

I had one replaced on my Centaur by Goacher for £125 iirc. I have heard that it's cheaper if you remove the remains of the old one, the unpicking is time consuming and costly. The best bet is to talk to your local loft, or one that has local pickup, and see what they say, for such a small job paying...
by aquaplane
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Cracked dwarf bulkhead
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Re: Cracked dwarf bulkhead

First off, I don't know if it's structural but it's not so tall so It may not be. My 1979 B layout Centaur has the bulkhead there complete with limber hole. I think the theory is that the bilge pump pick up in the low point under the engine is supposed to serve the whole of the bilge. I bunged up th...
by aquaplane
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Mooring Strops
Replies: 9
Views: 3246

Re: Mooring Strops

The headlining in the fore cabin is brown cord carpet done by a previous owner but yes the bolts are covered by it.

Those are 8" horn cleats, the ones at the stern are 6". The central one could be 10" IIRC, whatever, they are bigger than the others.
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Advice sought for MD11C TLC
Replies: 7
Views: 2377

Re: Advice sought for MD11C TLC

Welcome to the fun of MD11C fettling. The noise I can't help with, they are quite a noisy beast. To see if yours is unusually noisy all you can do is listen to a similar engine and compare what you hear. I recon you need to be able to do the basics yourself just in case you have to when on passage s...
by aquaplane
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Fresh water deck filler cap seahawk
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: Fresh water deck filler cap seahawk

Don't know, but if you are skipper it's your fault, don't blame the crew.
by aquaplane
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Mooring Strops
Replies: 9
Views: 3246

Re: Mooring Strops

If anything my Centaur is over endowed with cleats when I'm on the foredeck coiling mooring ropes. But, you can never have too many cleats when you are trying to spread the load in a blow, one rope to one cleat. I have posted this pic before but here is Chiron's foredeck: http://i340.photobucket.com...
by aquaplane
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: To cut or not to cut!
Replies: 5
Views: 1901

Re: To cut or not to cut!

The bit you can't get at is between the keels, if you have a hole there I suspect you are minus a keel or two. The gap between the inner moulding and the hull isn't much more than 2" I'm guessing, I remember it being tight and not getting my hand in so far. I don't think it'll be easy to find a...
by aquaplane
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: What battery for engine starting?
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: What battery for engine starting?

I know I'll probably be cast into outer darkness by other responders for what I'm going to say. Ive always used on every boat, for every purpose, the same batteries. Good old fashioned straightforward liquid filled black lead acid batteries. I use them for everything from leisure and domestic use t...
by aquaplane
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: To cut or not to cut!
Replies: 5
Views: 1901

Re: To cut or not to cut!

You never hear of folk sinking because they couldn't get to a breach in the hull under the saloon sole, so I wouldn't and don't worry about it. My depth sounder transducer is alongside the toilet seacocks next to the cool box, aren't everyones? I do have a dingy type inspection hatch between the two...