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Slim

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  1. Precisely what I have. The tank is translucent and topped up via an on/off valve plumbed into the cold water supply. Takes 2 minutes to top up (exactly the time it takes to brush my teeth 😁)
  2. Thanks. Really must learn how to do it. Presently trying (and failing) to master OneDrive
  3. Not really boating but:- Came across a news item (Google News) earlier of a slow motion video of a running internal combustion engine with a transparent cylinder. Based on a Honda 75 m/c engine It's available on ytube but providing a link is beyond this luddite. It runs for 18 minutes and goes on to show how it was made. Not watched the whole think but the slow motion part is fascinating
  4. The flaw in that argument is that marine wind turbines have been around for decades whilst lithiums are a fairly new option for boaters.
  5. Watch out for bubbles in the water. It could be scuba divers moving on from nicking catalytic converters.
  6. You're quite right, missed out the word no. To clarify, silicates equals old, no silicates equals OAT
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  8. It's concentrate but a very weak one. To get even -20 protection it's 50/50. Stronger concentrates are normally 1 to 2 or 3 (concentrate to water). I went down the same path as as you a couple of weeks ago so appreciate how confusing it all is. Note that according to some sources colour is not a definitive indication of type. You either have to look at the formula or rely on the manufacturers comments. So far as I could determine the key indicator is whether it contains silicates. Silicates equals old, traditional technology where as silicates indicate OAT. In the end I went for Morrris'es MEG which according to them is suitable for old vehicles. Morris'es used to do an anti-corrosion additive but it seems to have been dropped. I suppose they make more money selling antifreeze.
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  10. Only ever sailed one boat with a wind generator. Ìt spent almost all it's life in a locker.
  11. Is the boat 4 months old or have you just had it 4 months.? If the former why not take it up with the builder? Short term why not direct overflow into a plastic container?
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  14. I've yet to see a 'pretty' narrowboat but I agree the one in question is particularly ugly.
  15. You can't cook those crusty meat pies on too low a heat. My sister has 'care' of two tortoises which ' belong' to my nephews (they both deny it). The larger one once belonged to my cousin and is well over 70, maybe nearly 100 (a guess). They both hibernate every winter and wander around the garden eating the flowers and vegetables in warmer months. No power generation involved thus far more eco friendly.
  16. I would complain to the publican.
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  18. Any maintenence programme that doesn't prevent failure has, in it's self, failed.
  19. Given that this lock seems scheduled for repair in a couple of weeks I take this incident as further evidence of CRT' s maintenence programme failing again. I've passed under so many disintegrating bridges this year that I'm thinking of putting a hard hat on my Christmas list.
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  21. I went the opposite way to you with every intention of returning to the 'briney'(spelling) after a few years.Unfortunately the bones suggested otherwise. Mind you I would have done it in something like a Rival 38
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  25. Was his name Eric Sykes? (The Bargee)
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