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  1. You will find that there are two species of aerosol foam, gap filling and adhesive. The adhesive is just sticky and doesn't expand. If you attempt to fix your Celotex with the wrong type you will spend an exhausting and fruitless few minutes trying to push the board back onto the shell and a further half hour hacking it all off. DAMHIK.
  2. A couple of months ago I had an email stating 'It looks like your boat may have been moored in the same general area for more than 14 days'. My boat hasn't moved from its offside home mooring for three years (refitting). I ignored it. Their system is intrusive and useless.
  3. Many years ago we were hireboating on the L&L, two boatloads of us. We stopped off at Saltaire and had a look round and visited the Mill to see the Hockneys. We had previously decided on which restaurant we would visit in the evening but on walking back to the boats around teatime we came across a chipshop which smelled absolutely wonderful. A mountain of chips and fish were purchased and we gorged back on board, all thoughts of restaurant abandoned. They were the best chips ever. Cooked in lard.
  4. Yes, sorry for the confusion, I was referring to 'Round the Horne', not the 'infamy' quote.
  5. Sorry but have to be a pedant here, it's too important to ignore! RtH was written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman. I believe that there were occasional contributions from others but Muir and Norden had nothing to do with it. J Peasemold Gruntfuttock
  6. rupertbear


    I intend to run a variety of electronic equipment from 5V and 12V lines rather than use a device such as this for each individual item. Many thanks for this link, very helpful, as is the whole site.
  7. rupertbear


    This topic is slowly moving towards a question I've been meaning to pose for some time. I'm familiar with the cheap (but magical, to someone as old as me) boost-buck converters from Ebay and have used them in the past. But how good are they at filtering (and themselves, coping with) transients? As Tony says items such as water pumps must create some major spikes. And the follow up, if they aren't good at this, what is required in addition to clean up the supply sufficiently for safe use with electronic equipment?
  8. Hang on! I took a quick opportunity to pass on a piece of news which I thought may be of interest to some here but which they may otherwise have missed. Apparently it's fine for several posts to query my motives and character without themselves adding anything of value, whereas my original post is to be condemned. The reaction simply makes me not want to bother in future.
  9. And you're paying around 40p/Kg for water which doesn't even burn.
  10. Today I saw a duck on the canal which was all black (above the waterline, at least) apart from a white bib. Definitely a duck, not a coot or similar. It was keeping company with a mallard drake but was a bit smaller. Maybe a mallard/collie cross? Can all species of duck interbreed? The possibilities are fascinating.
  11. 'On completion of their apprenticeships, Frederick Russell and William Newbery setup their own business, the Russell Newbery Company. In 1909 they opened a works at Altrincham, now a suburb of Manchester, it was then a small provincial Cheshire town. Frederick's father underwrote the firm to the tune of £11,000, equivalent to over one million pounds today. The company was established to produce lighting sets and generators for country houses and estates, a sizeable market before the advent of the national electricity grid.' https://www.rnregister.org.uk/history_1.html
  12. I know that you are walking rather than boating but I suggest that you buy a couple of boater's canal guides. They will give you much more useful information than walker's guides. Nicholson's are excellent for all the basic facts and can be augmented by Pearson's for more quirky and subjective content. Staffordshire is a big place, are you more Kinver or Leek?
  13. I'm glad that you have all enjoyed my post but I do feel a bit guilty for pushing stereotypes. I often see our local day boat out and about and, as far as I know, it has not caused any bother to anyone.
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