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  1. 3 points
    This exactly Arthur! We are both in our 50s and pretty peaceful folks.. For myself, I will always refuse to be cowed into shivering in fear behind my curtains by a psycho bully. Others however might prefer to totally avoid, and that also is a perfectly acceptable response. My reason for "naming and shaming" is to give folks the heads-up on this nutter, forewarned is forearmed and all that.. If it were a case of "this bad thing happened and I THINK it MAY have been this boater", then I also would disagree with naming them - but it wasn't. This guy is a scary nutter.
  2. 3 points
    This type of person is not welcome on the Canals nor in society in general. Police should not ignore this incident. I think you'll be okay tomorrow. Once the drink or the other 'd' wear off. Wot a plonker.
  3. 2 points
    *blush* cheers Jen.. One more freeeeeky thing Jon found when he went out to work this morning was quite a few fag butts outside the boat. Nobody here smokes, and they would suggest to me that he hung around outside for quite a while before banging on the roof and offering violence.. seriously creepy.. I'd like to thank all the folks here for all the support and kind words. It's only our 2nd winter as liveaboards, and while 95% of the time I really love it, just now and again one can feel a little vulnerable. Whether that's because I'm scared rigid of falling into wintery waters in the ice or because of the occasional mad bloke - it's nice to have somewhere to ask silly questions and get advice! I agree also that whiskey should NEVER be adulterated - except by more whiskey...
  4. 2 points
    Having moored next to Mary Anne and her owners for a couple of months last winter, I can confirm they are not "pretty peaceful folk", they are exceptionally peaceful and pleasant! Totally chilled, and not ones for making a fuss. I'm glad for the heads up, it's lonely on the cut and people can feel vulnerable. Shame really as people are generally chatty and friendly, but there''s always the odd ones.
  5. 2 points
    Some of us find a good technical discussion fun. You could always go and look at Facebook or Twitter if you want to.
  6. 1 point
    I ahd one of those once. It gave two or three years of good service then one evening I smelled burning. A quick dash to the engine room found it pouring out smoke. I couldn't do a post mortem as I unplugged it in a screaming hurry and chucked it in the cut. Probably a slight over-reaction in hindsight.
  7. 1 point
  8. 1 point
    There's thermal switches on Ebay for a couple of quid. Maybe have one to start the pump running slowly at 60°C, then another to run the pump fast at 90°C. Usually they switch back at 10 to 15°C lower. Or use the dig thermostat to start the pump running slowly at a lower temp then have a 80°C to 90°C thermal switch as a backup.
  9. 1 point
    (Pedant mode on) In electrical terms low voltage is 50-1000 volts AC, so all inverters used on canal boats are low voltage. (Pedant mode off)
  10. 1 point
    Surely parliament insisting on its right to vote on a deal does not say they are against leaving. It merely says the country isn't run by the PM with out reference to the representatives of the people.
  11. 1 point
    Yes, but the hose washes the contents away from the pickup pipe. If the flushing is done from a vent, any semi solid stuff tends to move towards the pickup, depending on the placement of vents.
  12. 1 point
    Very true but the people running it are volunteers and personally I wouldn't want to put them to checking and drawing up account summaries every time some random member decided they wanted them.
  13. 1 point
    Most would agree that it is rather rude to make your bad day everyone else's though, eh?
  14. 1 point
    Some of us really are over thinking this!
  15. 1 point
    Our longest trip on the boat so far had been 5 weeks. We use our little Candy washing machine every 3-4 days. It means we don’t have to have loads of clothes on board and we don’t have a pile of dirty washing taking up space. As others have said, use of the machine has to be organised around days when we can top up the water are planning to be on the move for 2-3 hours. The drying’s no problem as OH made a mini version of one of the ceiling mounted drying racks (like my mum used to have in our kitchen) for the cratch and I have a couple of pull out drying lines in the bathroom. No iron though!!
  16. 1 point
    For me its easy on the Thames. Loddon has a Beta 2203 so about 1500rpm upstream, 5mph, 1350/1400 rpm downstream, 5mph. I did forget which way I was going and ran 1500rpm downstream and got warned by the EA. Twice
  17. 1 point
    Pedant alert! 1000W = 100A (approximately) 1000Wh = 100Ah (approximately)
  18. 1 point
    If I didn't use a spill sucker you wood never reed my posts
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    I’d guess that was partially aimed towards me . I have a life and being dyslexic really can’t spell without spellcheck so would never correct anyone . We all learn new things every day , MrOss who’s picture looks more like Mr Ed has taught me that whisky can come from Canada , something I didn’t know until today , I thought it was exclusively a Scottish thing with whiskey coming from the rest of the world . I shall try Turf Mor when I get the chance .
  21. 1 point
    Yes I agree it wouldn't have benefitted from our influence, but did you see what Cameron was offered (and accepted as a good deal) before the referendum? Hardly the good ole UK changing the direction the EU wanted to go in, merely an agreement that for a few years we wouldn't be forced down the same path as everyone else.
  22. 1 point
    I agree .. Cameron was a fool for thinking the referendum would save his political career, May is out of her depth having stupidly gone the country when she didn't need to so ending up having to make concessions to keep the DUP happy - but what do you expect, they are politicians - haven't the ability to make it in a proper job so they go into politics where mediocrity is rewarded. I haven't heard of the whips threatening legal action though - on what grounds can they possibly take legal action against an MP voting one way or another?
  23. 1 point
    That will be fine from the point of view of the batteries. Just bear in mind that attaching jump leads to batteries is potentially a bit dangerous. If the positive lead were to come off the starter battery and touch the hull, you could generate a massive short circuit. You might then for example try to grasp the lead to pull it away from the hull or battery, to find that not only is it welded in situ but also it is red hot and burning through your hand.
  24. 1 point
    You said "we wouldn't have been driven to leaving", and your reason for your personal vote is no evidence either way. "Possibly millions of others" is speculation. You signally fail to address my central point, which is the complete shitstorm Cameron blithely led the country into, purely to maintain the power base of the establishment. He failed and he ran away to the comfort of his millions, knowing that it would not affect him personally. We now have the utterly laughable position where his successor is not prepared to let our sovereign parliament vote on the issue to save us from final disaster because it might lead to a fall of the government. Why else are the Tory whips threatening legal action against the "rebels" among their ranks -- those who at least still have some principles?
  25. 1 point
    The ONLY thing you ever add to Whiskey is another.
  26. 1 point
    I have emailed the editor and made my position clear. A while ago the lot who advertise "add to the oil engine reconditioner" and who have a "face" to promote it in motoring magazines must have wanted to do something similar (I assume) so the editor asked my opinion. I gave him my honest opinion and that was the last I heard about it.
  27. 1 point
    Of course, everybody should have turned a blind eye to you speeding round Bayford Pool, look the other way.... like...
  28. 1 point
    Sorry, that is utter cobblers. UKIP has been banging on about how terrible the EU is for decades. It was the UKIP-lite idiots in the Tory party who forced Cameron to hold a referendum, and his gamble failed. Nothing to do with the strength of public opinion about the EU needing a 'makeover' (whatever that means - is it different from an evolving Union, or another way of saying the same thing?). And vice-versa. which the EU team seems to have recognised, but our excuse for a government is still in denial.
  29. 1 point
    Main difference is the length of the antenna. CB requires a long whip aerial that would need to be removed every time you go through a bridge. Legal PMR446 radios have a rubber aerial that is permanently fixed to the radio and cannot be removed.
  30. 1 point
    I would be knocking on his door at 6 am see how big he is then , more than likely wouldn't want to know beer makes some people very tough not so when sober, you probably did the right thing though
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Permit me to offer a piece of advice... Never be tempted to ask her this question.
  33. 1 point
    I think you miss the point. At present, 44% of UK exports are to the EU and are tariff-free etc. After Brexit this is no longer the case if we revert to WTO rules. At present, 46% of German exports are to the EU. After Brexit, the figure will be 41%. Now tell me who has more to worry about?
  34. 1 point
    Do some science... find a lock and a timer and off you go ...please report your findings,thank you.
  35. 1 point
    If there's leakage at the other end it will take a lot more than twice as long.
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Those £100 twin tubs on Amazon are great. Wash takes about 15 minutes, spin 5 mins. They don't use a lot of water.
  38. 1 point
    Only on the very latest ones. Mine is 10 years old and you just turn the key and fires up instantly. The injection pump however does does have some sort of mechanical cold start device which increases the fuel and advances the injection timing slightly. This only operates at below 0 degrees C.
  39. 1 point
    Pretty sure my yanmar and Lister don't have glow worms
  40. 1 point
    No they don't, my Barrus Shire 45 doesn't and will start instantly in even the lowest temperatures. Of course it's a proper direct injection engine.
  41. 1 point
    He must have needed the water for his whiskey, no wonder he was in a bad mood.
  42. 1 point
    Robbin, I've got one of them having a bad hair day.
  43. 1 point
    500mW is half a watt, so 5W radios are ten times the power of PMR radios, not a thousand times the power. MoominPapa the pedant is now returning you to your normal scheduled program. MP.
  44. 1 point
    A pair of these. Trancievers too as they double as ear trumpets. Can also be used as a road cone.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    The recommended venting of a waste tank is for one vent exiting the top of the tank to emerge low i.e. hull side and for second vent from top of tank to emerge high i.e. roof. This then creates a good flow of air and no filters are needed as the waste is aerated.
  47. 1 point
    I am very happy to donate via the folding stuff but being a ludite I am sorry but pay pal it out for me, I know I am in the minority here What I dont like is the star thing, it strikes me as an us and them type thing, too divisive
  48. 1 point
    Mum, there's a man at the door with a bill..... False alarm - it's a duck with a hat on.
  49. 1 point
    I'm just waiting on my watt meter to arrive and then I will hopefully be able to calculate a much more accurate audit. Again, I can only apologise for my inaccuracies so far. And I'm honestly not intentionally being uncooperative. I'm sorry that you've taken the questions I've asked in that way. And on this point, they are neither paid for courses, nor will they be held aboard. Basically I volunteer run a workshop for vulnerable single mothers and their children in collaboration with an art gallery in south london, and one of the workshops we run involves baking little items into bread for them to find in their loaves. This means the kids making things during one workshop and then me going home (alone) and sticking them into the bread maker surrounded by flour. Most of them don't even eat them or manage to get them home to mum and dad but just tear them open at the next workshop and play with them. I choose to do it with a bread maker because it would be more time consuming to make the bread by hand than just stick it in the machine, and as I say I do this as a volunteer. As I'd mentioned before I am willing to just not run this workshop anymore, or not cook it from the boat etc. etc. if the electricity would be too much for it, but as others have mentioned they are able to run these sorts of items then I have just been trying to understand the best solution to enable me to run them too. It would not, as I understand it, require any further insurance or licensing. Thank you so much to everyone who has shared information about generators - I will sit and have a good read through that victron test and look at the Fischer Panda's, so thank you to those who shared that
  50. 0 points
    We haven't seen a set of accounts for about three years now, have we? Surely they aren't that complicated and they only need publishing once a year, following the (previously chosen) year end date. The opaqueness of the forum finances is another reason I'm reluctant to re-start my monthly support of the site. I've no idea if my contributions are actually needed or if they just line Dan's pocket. And nor has anyone else without any published figures. The last set of figures published by Ange showed the forum coffer awash with spare cash IIRC, which lead to the decision to splurge money on better hosting.
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