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  1. 2 points
    Personally, I wouldn't have a perfect one given.
  2. 2 points
    Saw a couple of gravel barges this year near Strasbourg, ordinary peniches, a bit battered, doing a shuttle from a quarry to a concrete plant and back. probably carrying a couple of hundred tons or so per trip but they were fitted with conveyor belts over the bow so when they arrived at the plant they just plugged into the electric and the boat unloaded itself into a hopper and then belts took it off to the plant , I guess they had hopper shaped holds as well. Clever though.
  3. 1 point
    Worth trying, but wouldn't be so sure. My guess is it would spend a long time in bulk, and therefore a long time in absorption. Sounds like an interesting project. Could make a useful upgrade in the future, so if you don't mind sharing that would be great. Still way out of my depth, but a good learning experience for me! The problem with voltage based soc is how flat the discharge curve is. Be interesting to see how this works out. On our setup, we found the Victron BMV ah counter would drift if charge efficiency factor was set to 99% and give slightly high soc readings after several weeks, however with CEF set to 98% we have slightly low readings after a few weeks. That's one reason for us charging to 100% every 6 weeks or so - to re-synchronise the bmv. I'm glad we got ours when we did now! From memory it was only around $100 including shipping. Something like this could work quite well for lithium/lead hybrid installs. Set to isolate the lithium bank at 14v, and have it sensing from the lead acid. That way loads would still be provided by alternator whilst engine running, and the lithiums would take over when engine stopped as voltage would then drop below 14v. No discharge of the lead acid, and depending on alternator output vs lithium bank size, cuts charging around 80%. This setup, with a similar low voltage disconnect set to say 12.8, and cell monitoring with alarms such as ISDT BC-8S that we've used, could make for a fairly cheep but safe lithium install @Dr Bob. Worth trying, but wouldn't be so sure. My guess is it would spend a long time in bulk, and therefore a long time in absorption. Sounds like an interesting project. Could make a useful upgrade in the future, so if you don't mind sharing that would be great. Still way out of my depth, but a good learning experience for me! The problem with voltage based soc is how flat the discharge curve is. Be interesting to see how this works out. On our setup, we found the Victron BMV ah counter would drift if charge efficiency factor was set to 99% and give slightly high soc readings after several weeks, however with CEF set to 98% we have slightly low readings after a few weeks. That's one reason for us charging to 100% every 6 weeks or so - to re-synchronise the bmv. I'm glad we got ours when we did now! From memory it was only around $100 including shipping. Something like this could work quite well for lithium/lead hybrid installs. Set to isolate the lithium bank at 14v, and have it sensing from the lead acid. That way loads would still be provided by alternator whilst engine running, and the lithiums would take over when engine stopped as voltage would then drop below 14v. No discharge of the lead acid, and depending on alternator output vs lithium bank size, cuts charging around 80%. This setup, with a similar low voltage disconnect set to say 12.8, and cell monitoring with alarms such as ISDT BC-8S that we've used, could make for a fairly cheep but safe lithium install @Dr Bob.
  4. 1 point
    Oh no... I’m not scared of real taste
  5. 1 point
    I mostly had relatively long hair (and a good crop), but after losing it in handfuls it was quite interesting to see it get to about 10mm when it regrew. Several people said the shorter cut suited me and even the magic words "makes you look younger", so I keep it between 12 -15mm now, and trim it every two or three weeks. Saved me a fortune in shampoo as well and it doen't matter if i forget to brush it in the morning.
  6. 1 point
    It's not a Marina that lends itself to hireboat operation.
  7. 1 point
    I bet its quite a big difference. On our original JD3 the blowby was so huge that if I took the dipstick out a huge oil spray came out of the dipstick hole. Many years ago a friend got his first car and was told that he needed to check and top up the oil. He phoned me and asked if it was normal to have to put in a huge amount of oil....he had topped it up right to the top of the rocker cover 😀 ..............Dave
  8. 1 point
    I have had heated leather car seats before, and my current car has them, they are very nice thankyou, far more comfortable than some of the grippy synthetic fabric upholstery you get on modern car seats, and you don't have to use the seat heaters if you don't like them
  9. 1 point
    May I offer an alternative? Self-insurance, in effect. why not set up a savings account and Save the amount (or more) you could pay into an insurance company. If you have a spare amount, seed the account with an initial sum would be even better. The reason of course that insurance companies offer lower premiums when the dog is young is that it is less likely you will need to claim. Hopefully, you will not need the money for while (or possibly ever) and build up a good sum over time. It does mean that you are the one bearing the risk if that is an issue either by affordability or peace of mind then such a method may not be the best way for you.
  10. 1 point
    More likely to be a Brexiteer, I'd have thought.
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