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In Topic: Battery Charger Powerful enough?

18 October 2016 - 11:33 AM

Yes not enough charge current to offer sensible re-charge times.


Would suggest a 50 amp multi-stage charger for your proposed configuration. Remember also you will likely need a little extra in reserve to cover drain on your DC system whilst batteries are being charged.

In Topic: Engine speed controls

18 October 2016 - 08:23 AM

This is my biggest problem with things like these

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There perfect till you need to wind them up or slow them down almost instantly.

My other option very simple is just a speed wheel then engine room end just have a arm off it with a bar down to the govener with a clamp on the speed wheel bar that you just tighten to hold it in place but loose that it moves when you move the arm or speed wheel.

If you could get the above but so it went from full pelt to idle in 1/2 turn or so i would buy one.


Well that''s the beauty of the hand drill gearing on my installation. It allows just that. With delicate adjustments I can also get changes in engine revs that I can just hear but that hardly alter the tacho. 

In Topic: Engine speed controls

17 October 2016 - 09:45 AM

My trad engine Speedwheel employs a Stanley handrill bevel gear near the roof, dropping via vertical rod to engine control. An old socket set swivel UJ coupling welded to bottom of rod helps align everything. Works perfectly allowing fine control as well as quick response when needed.

In Topic: What are the basic requirments for the Thames?

15 October 2016 - 12:41 PM

EA licence, anchor and life jacket, although neither obligatory.


VHF only needed downstream of Brentford. I think there are no lock based VHF stations above Teddington anyway.

In Topic: another buoy in the Severn

14 October 2016 - 08:03 PM

hope no one thinks its a football and tries to collect it




otherwise there might be another boy in the Severn innocent.gif