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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    Thanks Bedouin,
    That may well be Fiasco as there are very few Centurions in UK waters, as you know. I'm hoping that at some point it will be possible to track her down and/or make contact with the new owner. V best, Justin

  2. #32
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    Hi Justin,
    welcome to the Centurion world (clearly a man of taste!). Don't forget to visit the owner's site (http://centurion32.fr). This is mainly in French, but there are a lot of useful tips and projects from other owners. The only red-hulled C32 that I can see is in France, but there are a lot of gaps in the list...
    If you need original spare parts or any advice, David Merlot is your man: he used to build the boats at Wauquiez and now restores them.
    ad damnum pecuniae per navis

  3. #33
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    Quote Originally Posted by Metabarca View Post
    Hi Justin,
    welcome to the Centurion world (clearly a man of taste!). Don't forget to visit the owner's site (http://centurion32.fr). This is mainly in French, but there are a lot of useful tips and projects from other owners. The only red-hulled C32 that I can see is in France, but there are a lot of gaps in the list...
    If you need original spare parts or any advice, David Merlot is your man: he used to build the boats at Wauquiez and now restores them.
    If you visit the site you find that Justin as a star mention on the front page

    A few years ago there was a different Centurion32 site that gave a lot of info and included a list of the owners of many of the boats. Is this the same site (redesigned) or does that other site still exist?

  4. #34
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    Quote Originally Posted by bedouin View Post
    If you visit the site you find that Justin as a star mention on the front page

    A few years ago there was a different Centurion32 site that gave a lot of info and included a list of the owners of many of the boats. Is this the same site (redesigned) or does that other site still exist?
    Click on LOCALISATION DES CENTURION32 and zoom in on the map over the UK and there appears to be a red one called Bloodshot in a distribution warehouse somewhere in the midlands .

  5. #35
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    Quote Originally Posted by newtothis View Post
    Click on LOCALISATION DES CENTURION32 and zoom in on the map over the UK and there appears to be a red one called Bloodshot in a distribution warehouse somewhere in the midlands .
    Thanks guys. No, Bloodshot is not Fiasco...I remember both being around the Solent in the mid-late 80s at the same time.

    In the French website, yes I am a member of the centurion32.fr one and Mayfly is listed there some way down the Flotte. I also remember the other site which had quite a few useful articles and boat data, etc...it seems to have vanished from the reach of Google but I'm not sure it was combined or absorbed by the French site.

    Justin

  6. #36
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    My understanding is that the old site was revamped into the new one. The articles are all there and there is even a forum (as Justin has found, I now see!).
    Re your search, try contacting Merlot. His email is merlotdavid-AT-wanadoo.fr. What he doesn't know about centurions and who has them isn't worth knowing.
    Last edited by Metabarca; 27-04-18 at 18:17.
    ad damnum pecuniae per navis

  7. #37
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    Many thanks for suggestion...I'll contact Merlot! J

  8. #38
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    Hi Everyone,

    Ive recently gained a Centurion 32 - but she's a little worse for wear. First major job was on her hull repairing a smiling keel, second is her engine. She has the original Volvo MD2B in her, but to my knowledge it has been sat un-winterised, so full of saltwater for the past 10 years. In which case I'm looking to replace the engine - has anyone got any advice and/or experience they can lend as I plan the job and look for a new donkey. A previous post details a Beta 25/28 is the one to go for - any updates or further experience on this?

    Thanks in advance, and proud as punch to be an owner!

    Zac

  9. #39
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    In 2003 I had to replace the MD2B in our then Centurion 32. After talking to a German owner who had recently undertaken the task, I made to scale profile and plan cutouts of the then available engines (Beta, Nanni, Volvo and Venus (IIRC)) and discovered that, at that time, only the Beta BD 1005 would fit without revamping the furniture. It did-just! Subsequently a friend fitted the Beta 25 with a bit more room to spare. Most of the new engines are lower, but wider. Check the sizes carefully.
    Good Luck with Her. They are superb yachts.

  10. #40
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    Default Re: Wauquiez Centurion 32

    OK thanks for the reply. I'll look into the Beta 25 for now I think. When replacing the engine, did you take off all ancillaries and use a couple of able bodies to hand ball the old out/new in or use a crane?
    Last edited by Zac Claymore; 19-08-18 at 19:12.

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