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  1. 3 points
    Oh dear he's showing off his ginormous sparkly clean engine again. If it goes wrong there's an spare on the other side.....
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    We have just had a trip to the Lincolnshire coast with Syd for his birthday. We can't remember a time we have seen the ground quite so sodden and all of the ditches and watercourses so full. There is still plenty of water to head into the rivers. The Trent was on the verge of shutting Dunham Bridge creeping across the field and to the low point where it floods the road. The Fossdyke was also high. It needs to stop raining!
  5. 2 points
    Maybe I can pop in for a coke/pepsi on the way through seeing as I'll be driving past
  6. 2 points
    Not rods, those are the dip tubes. It's a view that few people will see, however long they own their boat, as it's behind a welded steel bulkhead. To make it clearer, here's a view of it fixed in place (minus the top plate of course)
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    or perhaps a retired ponent. ...................... coat
  10. 2 points
    He was on the cusp, just like he is on the cusp of becoming a leaver?
  11. 2 points
    What a difference a month makes.
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  22. 1 point
    That was my initial thought. The guy was adamant it wasn't.
  23. 1 point
    Because the BSS is to protect 3rd parties, NOT the boat occupants. Hence things like Ventilation are only advisory - you can suffocate yourself. The justification for the introduction of the mandatory installations of Co alarms was that the Co could drift into another boat and kill the occupants. The Boat Safety Scheme, or BSS, is a public safety initiative owned by the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency. Its purpose is to help minimise the risk of boat fires, explosions, or pollution harming visitors to the inland waterways, the waterways' workforce and any other users.
  24. 1 point
    That is why you should test it regularly and immediately after a fault has occurred.
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    Yes, but my victron IP22 30A has a LiFePO4 setting but doesnt cut the current and voltage as it gets to 100%. Best have a charger that will go to float (ie set to low 13V's) at whatever termination voltage you put in and one where you can set the current. I think Richard's Sterling does this. My IP22 would be no good to shut down itself but would work if you terminated via a auto disconnect ie BEP or tyco but the relay cutting the charger rather than isolating the batteries. I would wire all 4 into the Li as it will be the battery to use when not charging via the engine. See response above on shutting off the charger. Yes you do then need to think about how you isolate your Li's from the LAs and I am not sure what the optimum is as I have not thought it through. (Acute brain drop occurs if you try and think too much!) Maybe Richard can explain his proposed system? -it sounds like worth trying but there is a lot of detail to iron out. What you dont want is two BEPs as they are £150 squid each. The Tyco's are much cheaper but then your going to have to talk to MP for his circuit. If you are thinking of trying Li's then it is worth experimenting a bit. If you buy them now and get them installed, say before Christmas, then you will get b**ger all solar but you can charge for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon and not burn out your alternator as it is cold and you will never be near 100% SoC. By Spring, by the time it warms up and you need to control your alternator temp there will be more sun and you will be moving to a more automated system. When I put mine in, I was planning to manually isolate the alternator each day and just use solar when I didnt have time. Within a month I had worked out a solution and so spend no time at all (apart from the word I am not allowed to say but it what you do when you spin lots of plates). Nick will have his alternator controller out by Chrismas!
  27. 1 point
    The PRM 150 should use the same oil as you use in the engine. Sounds like what you took out could have been in there for a very long time and had degraded.
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    Advantages are as I mentioned, keeping all the fuel below the water line means it’s at a steady temperature so doesn’t get any condensation issues. It uses up otherwise unusable space under and around the engine, thus freeing up the counter area for storage of “stuff” like cans of oil, grease etc. It is a really good idea, EXCEPT that the breather pipe is far too small!
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    Me too. I am currently on cuspers last stand.
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    hey, don't shoot the messenger................................... if a spokesman for a major homeless charity has got it wrong then go heckle them, not me. your observation about my political leanings says more about you than it does about me. ................. nuff said.
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    I'd suggest, in that case, when you find them, source half-a-dozen. You should always carry spares on board. If it is that 'special' then you could be stuck waiting for days, when with a bit of planning, you could be underway in the time it takes the kettle to boil. For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
  36. 1 point
    As has already been said (a number of times) you have run out of fuel. The pick-up pipes in the tank are normally at least 1" above the bottom of the tank to avoid picking up '100s of years' of muck sludge and water (very few folk actually give their tank a yearly drain and steam clean). You may well have also sucked up some 'disturbed' muck from the bottom so I'd suggest that you do a full filter change as well. Put fresh fuel in, leave it a few hours for the muck to settle, (pouring fresh diesel will disturb the sediment in the bottom of the tank) put in new filters, bleed and start the engine. Edit to add : As an interim 'trial', disconnect your fuel pipe from the engine, run a rubber pipe from a Jerry can (full of diesel) and connect it to the engine (past the filters) Start engine. If the engine runs then fuel was the problem
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    And as mentioned previously, change the fuel filter
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    With a normally working diesel engine all you need for it to run is a good charged battery and fuel. I suspect you have not got the later and shortly will not have the former if you continue to try without simply fixing what is wrong.
  40. 1 point
    Stoke Bruerne opened at about 08:45 this morning.
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    A few observations. 1/ Was there a flood mitigation plan in place for the area? A plan that determined thresholds and actions by whom, and a formal command structure. There certainly should have been such a plan, but if there had been it would almost certain that CART would not have been a lead agency for any such plan, rather the Council or the EA should have been the lead agency and any instructions should have been from a defined command structure. 2/ CART are legally required to formally identify hazards, that their employees and the public could be exposed to. In this case they identified access to the sluice was unacceptably hazardous due to the condition of the building in which it was located. Once identified the effect of this hazard MUST be eliminated, minimised or controlled. CART, correctly notified the building owner, the responsible local authority, (who happened to be one in the same) and prohibited their staff, (who would not meet the normal criteria for emergency service workers) from operating the sluice until access had been reassessed, to safe. It is clear that there was a flooding emergency, but an emergency that was almost inevitable due to a flood plain location.. That the authorities, particularily the Council were ill prepared, The Council had not ensured access to their building was safe. The CART response was still in accordance with their notified safety plan to ban entry. If the building was unstable for routine entry, then any entry in flood conditions would be even more hazardous. The Council's response to the emergency and the building's state was deficient so resorted to blame laying in defence.
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    Thank you very much . The marina is probably only half full and as no one if there for enquiries and or to answer phones it’s looking like moorers are not required as there isn’t a way of obtaining one . The pontoons are in a poor state of disrepair-treacherous in some places so maybe it’s being run down . I’ll contact Companies House and keep my fingers crossed . I’m worn out with it all as I’ve been trying all contact since end of August . If I’ve managed to stop other people parting with their funds something good will have come out of it .
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