Centaur Livery – keep it?

Harmony has the original centaur livery

should I keep it?

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This is about Centaur Project, Dylan Winter's Blog, Sailing around Britain.

15 Responses to “Centaur Livery – keep it?”

  1. 10 February, 2014 at 1:17 amNiall says:

    It looks a little worn in places, but I would keep it. I don’t suppose there are man y of them that still have it.


    • 10 February, 2014 at 8:26 amdylan winter says:

      I was thinking of replacing it with a new strip – although G did say that he thought he had bought a replacement strip at one time

      I do rather like the idea of keeping it


  2. 10 February, 2014 at 2:05 amPaul says:

    Concern yourself with issues of aesthetics later D, time to get moving with the big important jobs! Your sailing season is just around the corner…..

    • 10 February, 2014 at 8:24 amdylan winter says:


      but if that is going to replaced it has to be done while she is afloat – and replacing the strip would not take long

      but the other work is starting to fall into place – cockpit drain valves are shot s- they are out – bog input valve needs dismantling.

  3. 10 February, 2014 at 8:41 amHenrik Scheel says:

    Its original so leave it. Replacing it would cost, and removing it would leave a white stripe making need for polishing the whole of the topsides.

  4. 10 February, 2014 at 9:59 amPhil Sitch says:

    You wrote an entry about raising and lowering the mast, and I admit I am not a person who can offer you any advice from personal experience, however I saw: http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=139768
    And the entry #18 (permalink) on a Solina 27. This appealed to the engineer in me and I am sure it could be a relatively easy / possible adaptation.

  5. 10 February, 2014 at 6:45 pmrichard says:

    D, you are going to the land of rough stone harbour walls and the Atlantic swell. I do not think you should spend time on a paint job. Your need to look at getting a plank and some old tyres!
    Hope this goes well.

  6. 11 February, 2014 at 8:26 pmTim Granville says:

    Definitely keep it. Even in its slightly distressed state, it still looks quite classy and is unusual on a centaur these days

  7. 15 February, 2014 at 12:00 amWarren Mangan says:

    The livery also shows is one of the boats of the late 70’s.? Not an even older dog, I think it actually makes it look modern.

  8. 16 February, 2014 at 9:28 amBarryh says:

    I’ve been searching around various sites for font that match the originals. The “Westerly” part isn’t really a problem. The “Centaur” is a bit harder. I think I’ve found it. It looks very similar to the original. Almost the same.
    The easiest way would be to send me a black and white piccy. Taken square on and fairly close. That way I can scan it, mess about with it as I did before for KatieL.
    Pretty sure that it is possible to recreate it as it is now.
    The stripes are just stripes. Simple to do, but they will use a lot of vinyl.

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