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  2. So true. I have tried to research. And we have viewed many boats, and like I said we have made two genuine offers. I will not come back and cry- well I might- but not for sympathy only for advice.
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  3. Update: (for those interested) The engineer phoned me. Said that he had spent some time on the boat- that there was no oil in the water and no back pressure. He thinks that when the boats were moved the exhause caught some prop wash. He says what the surveyor saw (and showed me on the phone) may have been water and carbon. I later spoke to my surveyor and he finds this believable. The wire temperature sender had come off and the temperature gauge does not work- the buzzer and light is the only alarm to if the engine is going to overheat. I find this difficult and would want that fixed- not
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  5. here's an amps per hour joke: Police Officer: 'Madam, I've just clocked you at over 40 miles per hour and you're breaking the speed limit!' Madam: 'I'm sorry Officer, I can't possibly have been. I only left my house half an hour ago!'
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  8. I makes absolute sense dimensionally. A capacitor has plates, which have area. More area = more capacitance. So there is cm squared on top. Another thing affecting the capacitance is how close the plates are together. The smaller the seperation of the plates, the more capacitance. So the separating distance goes on the bottom. So you have an expression for the capacitance which is some constant (dielectric etc) multiplied by the area (cm squared) divided by the seperation (cm). Dimensionally you therefore have cm squared divided by cm = cm. Bigger plates further apart, or small plates close
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  9. I wouldn't recommend using WD40 on your shaft
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  10. Which any normal boater would regard as an insane amount of charging. Some of us have a life involving not being stuck on the boat for eight hours at a stretch for a day a week during permissible charging times. On my boat, running a genny for eight hours and staying in to supervise once a week it is simply untenable. I think it will be cheaper to buy new batteries each year too, than spend all that money on petrol. (Never mind the nuisance value/noise of running the genny for eight hours continuously once a week.)
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  11. No worries. I've been a bit dilatory with my application this year, so I'll get sent off for my copy of this year's points and git 'er done.
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  12. Hi everyone! Thanks for all your replies! The boiler is working ok now. It was the cold weather that was the cause! Water temp not as hot during winters of course but not lukewarm as it was this year, hence my topic posting!
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  14. There must be others somewhere but that is possibly only one of two I recall seeing, but cant remember where the other one was, possibly Whitley Lock VM's on the A&CN.
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  15. Breaking your new years resolution to come out with that rubbish. See you next year.
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  17. The Glory Hole Lincoln. Or to give it t's correct name, 'High Bridge'. Reputed to be the oldest remaining bridge in England with buildings on it. Looking East Looking West The Witham Central Lincoln Brayford Pool
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  18. Foxy let me know when you want to do your trip up the Soar, if you want and if we are available Rene and myself will come down to meet you at Sawley on our boat and shadow you from Sawley onto the Soar.
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  19. If your return to Oxford is via the Thames and if you can find a mooring close to free car parking around Reading (I would suggest a side trip to Burghfield Bridge) I will happily come and have a look completely FOC so I will not be giving you a load of bull. However I agree it sounds like lack of battery capacity from whatever cause. I will be able to check the charging voltage. I will be able to check for a permanent drain. With the battery loads you state I will have difficulty checking the alternator's maximum output unless I get to you before the first start of the day. I will not be able
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  20. And the generator's probably dead.
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  21. Excuse me but no, I have pointed out the actual capacity of your batteries, calculated from the figures you gave. The theoretical capacity is what you thought you were buying, and what's written on the label...!
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  23. Can we please have this thread locked and completely deleted before Richard sees it? I think he might quote like it. Sue
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