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Member Since 20 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2014 06:47 AM

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In Topic: Electrickery Advice needed

20 October 2014 - 06:47 AM

Yes I have the above photo and a Victron Phoenix multiplus 12 v 3000w 120 amp.

It has 2 sets of lights the charger side, then the inverter side. One button in the middle that is either on / off / charger only. Plus the above (exactly the same). Phoenix multi control. The there is this blue seas system which I think might be the whole system on or off. It says AC Main and reverse polarity lit up. Then there is the isolation transformer but that doesn't have any buttons. Then the solar charge controller which I have never touched. It just tells me how the solar is charging the batteries. So It would seem that I do have the combined charger and inverter.

I have almost the sane install. I just set the max input amps on the controller with the rotary knob until the led display shows the max output amps of the geny. I then switch to charger only, plug in the geny to the shorepower socket and all works normally.

In Topic: Nottingham boat sales

28 September 2014 - 02:11 PM

A source has confirmed this as correct.

In Topic: drinking water?

07 September 2014 - 03:11 PM

In my youth, early 70's, I was in the merchant navy. Water was stored in double bottom tanks. We used it for washing, cooking and teeth. Since the bar was open 24/7 we didnt drink a lot of water except when used in pink gins!

In Topic: :) the fun & joys of 'bartering' :)

07 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

I don't think the IR would be interested in small scale bartering of the sort described. No doubt there's a bit of a grey area, but surely tax only comes into it when significant money is changing hands and/or it's between businesses?
Each year I use my neighbour's grapes to make some wine and give her a bottle or two of it, the rest being given away to my friends and relatives, mostly drunk by my son and his friends. If I sold it I'd not only be liable for tax, I'd need an alcohol licence!
The odd thing is, I gave up drinking long ago and just make the wine for fun. I don't taste it, I just rely on comments to find out if I got it right. Apparently after two years of just about drinkable plonk, my 2013 vin de Croydon was pretty damn good.

Must be from the Shirley or Upper Addiscombe vineyard?

In Topic: Moorings at 3 locks

07 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

Rather than bugger about with changing 14 days to 2 days etc, they just need more moorings!
I wonder if they have thought of that?