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  4. No, you're making the assumption Ivan has the BMV wired to the alternator which is not true, so it cant go the wrong way round. Reversing the shunt will mean the electrons are going the wrong way and with only solar attached that means they will head in that direction and the panels will emit light rather than absorb them. This could cause problems at night if the boat next door does not like artificial light. Boat security at night should be improved though. Clever! It is pretty difficult to connect the BMV 712 shunt the wrong way round. The destruction book is quite explicit in wh
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  8. I have just been having a chat with the lovely couple that we used to moor next to at Hatherton Marina. Their current boat is called Baker's Dozen (Their surname is Baker). Ron built the boat himself. Before he retired his foundry used to bend the metal to supply the bow and stern sections for Les Allen boats and he has memories going back to childhood of the canals in the black country as his grandfather set up a foundry (I think in the mid 40's?) next to one of the inclined planes where coal was delivered by boat The previous boat he built in 1976 and it was called Baker's Boy.
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  12. The owner occupier can take responsibility for her own safety in her home. The renter has to depend on somebody else. and as we all know, that somebody else might not care quite as much if the safety measures hit him in the pocket. Also, you can't sue yourself, but you can sue a landlord. They? They? Now who is choosing the easy target?
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  15. It is worse than that. If the shunt is connected the wrong way round it will make the engine run backwards too. The only solution is to swap the gear control cable on to the other side of the morse control lever so ahead becomes ahead again and astern astern. Going for an eight hour cruise will kill your batteries irretrievably. 😁 Jen
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  16. Looks the shunt is wired wrong way round so it thinks the discharge is a charge. I don’t have a BMV but I would normally expect a discharge of 0.8A to be shown as -0.8A. And that would explain why the SoC isn’t dropping and infinite time remaining. i expect if you now run the engine, it will start to show AH consumed and SoC decreasing.
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  21. Hi all, Proudly put a deposit down today, subject to survey, on a fabulous 60x12 widebeam on the Kennett and avon, first time moving aboard, but very excited and naturally a tad nervous, will be bringing her up to London. (viewing done with social distancing, the previous owner has ready moved off, and stayed on land whilst we viewed) Thanks Toby
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  27. Well the one end of the shunt is marked "Battery" and the other is marked "Charger". Considering that in my system, the shunt connects between the domestic battery -ve (the actual battery) and the starter "battery" -ve (actually the load/charger) I was half right! It's very easy and very explicit in TFM, which I didn't R hard enough I guess. I've just out-muppetted Bob. I really don't have a valid excuse. Thank heavens in this particular case current flows both ways through a shunt and no damage was done, apart from that to my battery stats and my pride. It's good to ha
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  31. River Yonne. Sharing lock with 80m and the dreaded sloping sides. Ok going down but not so good uphill
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  34. The screws would scrape grooves in the shaft with the fore and aft movement and keep the inner bearing track from rotating with the shaft. Not a nice fix, but I suppose not much alternative if there's no room for a proper double UJ Aquadrive. This is the trouble with more modern boats everyone clamours for more and more cabin space with the engine and transmission stuffed right up the back as possible and sacrifice sufficient engine space with a proper marine inatallation.
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  35. Nah, the sterling engine on the stove top blows you away from it.
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  36. I dont think they do Peter , more likely what they want is to levy additional taxes either direct or indirect and the young couple who let out Grannies old flat around the corner are the easy targets . Aslam down the local Kebab shop with a couple of workers living upstairs they wont be interested in and thats how this Country is run nowadays , they always choose the easy target and nine times out of ten that target will be the law abiding one
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  37. From experiencing the simplest of pleasures comes the greatest satisfaction. From toothbrushes to Ocean going liners we have flooded ourselves with technology that goes beyond necessity. It's time for a reset.
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  40. I can see why you are asking that Tony, but if the meter is showing 0.8A draw then the Ahrs should be showing a number bigger (I really mean less) than 0. Also the Cummulative Ahr is -101 Ahrs so it is counting amps out. Yes there may be other draws not counted if the shunt is wired wrong but the Ahr should be reading - something. Ivan, you havent done something silly like jamming in the two buttons that you use to sync back to 100%? I cant see why the 0Ahr is zero. I will ponder the question over a glass of malt I am about to pour.......and no there is no decent history...whic
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  41. I worked with him once... he's tiny.
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  42. < adopts smug git expression >
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  43. Hmm. I think your main issue is a different one from the problem the rest of us have been trying to diagnose! Which end of that hatch is lower i.e. nearer the stern (assuming the boat is ballasted with the stern lower than the bow)? Water could be running along the under side of the gunwale for some distance before emerging. So all we can say at the moment is that the leak is probably either at the point where the drips occur or forward of that point. The leakage may be coming through the new side hatch, or it could be that the hatch installation interrupted a previous leakage path
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  46. Bit harsh, I haven't said I would play yet, although I do see how peeps would be envious
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  47. We are in a national and global event the like of which we have not really seen before, and the story is still unfolding. Anybody who makes any predictions is just guessing. I can only offer a bit of wisdom here, if you want to do something then just do it, don't waste away your life waiting for prices to rise, prices to fall, or for some other event outside of your control to occur. .................Dave
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  48. Whenever things went a bit wrong, and even when they didn’t, Rich always seemed to get stick. His resignation came shortly after a spate of getting a hard time for his hard work. Co-incidence? I suspect not. Perhaps the tech person should be shielded from this sort of crap by not being a named person who can be the target of the grumpy ones. Anonymous in the background might be better?
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