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Search: Posts Made By: centaursailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By centaursailor
Re: 7 days of bliss

Sailing this weekend, thanks to a good sleeping bag and fine weather.
Still dry :)
Safe sailing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By centaursailor
Re: 7 days of bliss

Had company for the trip to Poolbeg for the Tall Ships, poor chap was sick all the way there, it was very rolly. :eek:
Jake and his lovely Ma came out for a couple of hours on the lough. Solo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By centaursailor
7 days of bliss

Some photos from a 7 day cruise end August, Dublin to Ardgalss.
Only wetting was from sea spray:)
Safe sailing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,735
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Favorite active sailing blogs?

I enjoy a peek at most blogs now and then,
Jeanne,s is fascinating.
Sail-World.com : 70-year-old woman about to complete solo 'Five Cape' circumnavigation...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Hi from the UK - new beginner!

Welcome
Was going to caution on power consumption if looking at an electric toilet but seems your looking at a power not sail so no worries.
Safe boating
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2012
Replies: 322
Views: 12,242
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Why all the angst against racing on Sailnet?

I enjoy single handed port hoping on the East Coast of Ireland but regularly share the water with sail boats in a hurry, I just give them the wind and keep out of their way.
Its my responsibility to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By centaursailor
Laid back Texas regatta sounds like the ideal cruise in company.

Sail-World.com : Texas 200 Regatta - a five day sailing adventure (http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/Texas-200-Regatta---a-five-day-sailing-adventure/98393).
I enjoy casual sailing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-09-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By centaursailor
Re: 2nd Battery or Battery Booster

I carry a small 32AH gel as an emergency engine starter after my starter battery went dead and drained the house battery last year. Have replaced the house with a used AGM 110AH in good nick and...
Forum: Diesel 06-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Yanmar 2GM20 steam through the Exhaust

Recently had the same problem after fitting a new replacement impeller in the cooling water pump. Spitting water but lots of steam. Put back the old one and everything back to normal. Maybe yours is...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 06-09-2012
Replies: 152
Views: 25,303
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Beyond the "Edge"

Never say die, well not this time:eek:
Safe sailing.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-16-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,658
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Single Handing Made Easy - What Are Your Techniques?

My Centaur can hove to nicley with just a bit of the head sail furled out.
In heavy weather I reduce both sails progresivly, have only a single reef main but it also rolls away on the boom but not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,649
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Waste of money or a great buy

Spent all day last Saturday scrubing the cabin, the mold was tough and likes to comeback for the winter Holls every year. 2011
Two coats with warm touch additive and this year only took a light...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,871
Posted By centaursailor
Re: 5 basic reefing tips, whats yours.

Didn,t know Capt John had such a bad rep, tho the 5 tips seem fairly basic.
Some great additional tips comeing through, different tactics for different situations.
Jackdale is ofcource right about...
Forum: Diesel 04-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By centaursailor
Spares, but are they the right ones.

Bought some spares in my local chandlers last week for my Yanmar 3GM30.
He spent so much in his catalog I just Knew it wasn,t going to be cheap.:rolleyes:
130 euro later seemed my engine service...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Starter Battery replacement, advice needed

Thanks again,
Looks like I,m be sorted with a few bob to spare.

Safe sailing
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Starter Battery replacement, advice needed

Thanks Brian
Sounds practicle.
Reckon I,ll go for a deep cycle house battery and keep the existing as the starter.
Are the gel or AGM worth the extra price in this situation.

Safe sailing
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-01-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,871
Posted By centaursailor
Re: 5 basic reefing tips, whats yours.

For those who cannot open the link. As to when to use the engine, with strong tides and drying harbours along the coast here the answer is when you have to.

Think of reefing as a balancing act...
Forum: Beneteau 03-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Spring launch?

Great weather here on the East Coast of the Emerald Isle.:D
Record breaking tempreatures agus blue skies.
Just a good clean up inside and its all systems go, after I sort out the battery...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By centaursailor
Starter Battery replacement, advice needed

My system has two identical 10 year old barreries, not rated in AH. Labled as663 type with a reserve capicty 88 mins?
My needs are simlpe, I run the auto pilot ST1000 a lot, vhf radio, basic...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-31-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,871
Posted By centaursailor
5 basic reefing tips.

Sail-World.com : Do You Know These Five 'Time-to-Reef' Signals? (http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/Do-You-Know-These-Five-Time-to-Reef-Signals?/95415).

Mines a simple one, when the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-19-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Hi from UK

Sounds like a plan, loved sailing with my boys till they moved on in life,
Enjoy every momment.
Safe sailing
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 03-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Beannachta na File Pdraig oraibh!

Opps, has an expert, my young nephew, sort it out.
Safe sailing
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 03-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By centaursailor
Beannachta na File Pdraig oraibh!

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Happy Paddys Day from the Emerald Isle
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 03-15-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Permanently disabling chat

If I could I would, never use it but theres 62 online just now.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By centaursailor
Re: Jeans off again, what a sailor

Feckin spell check, sorry if any :eek: got the wrong impression.:laugher
All,s well here in the Emerald Isle Smack, hope to put up a vid from my new phone as soon as I figure out how to.
Safe...
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