Harmony has the original centaur livery
should I keep it?
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.
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
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…..
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.
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.
you speak sense
although if I find the replacement in a locker then I will stick it on
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=139768And 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.
that looks perfect
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.Richard
the boat came with a maginificent collection of fenders
A plank would be a good idea though
Definitely keep it. Even in its slightly distressed state, it still looks quite classy and is unusual on a centaur these days
I really like it – it would be great to get it re-made
which should be pretty easy to do
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.
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.
I will take some snaps square on