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alvicchas1

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  1. All sounds great BUT have you had the money from China and has the case with Ebay been closed! Would it be wise to dispose of the heater until these things have happened?
  2. Really agree - perhaps there is a risk of being too nice. I think Ebay have access to dispute correspondence and there should be no suggestion that you have done anything wrong. The heater was advertised as Planar - not a Planar type heater - so it was mis-selling and the fact that they have now removed Planar from the listing backs that up. Hang on in there.
  3. Hi, 0.58kg can definitely not be the weight of the heater. 5.8 kg is more realistic. Could be a typo error or I remember you mentioning availability with and without LCD Monitor. You opted for with LCD Monitor. Could they have dispatched the heater and monitor separately and you have the paperwork for the monitor. Interesting that the basic heater is being listed on Ebay with delivery direct from the UK for £165.90 and Germany for £169.32 + £30.00 delivery.
  4. Would agree with Dave_P on this. Cruising the Llangollen canal is a great experience. I moored between Ellesmere and Froncysyllte for four years and later when continually cruising used to return to it for the winter. Not only is the scenery wonderful but it is an opportunity to see some wonderful canal engineering - particularly the aqueducts. Ellesmere is a lovely old Saxon town close to the meres and with olde worlde shops and pubs (great old fashioned butchers if you like your meat). Llangollen is also very interesting - possible to walk to where the River Vyrnwy feeds the canal to carry water to resevoirs at Hurleston. The canal can get very busy in July/August but should be OK in September.
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  9. Hi Col, Really sorry to here about your recent problems and hope that things are better soon. In the grand order of things the heater issue is minor. Please take this in the spirit is intended but I hate to see you "beating yourself with a big stick" over the heater. You have done all you can about the heater - would it be better to put it on "back burner" (excuse the pun) and wait to see what happens when it arrives. Vic
  10. Whatever happens I hope it works out well for you.
  11. But don't people with moorings have to follow the "14 day rule" when cruising?
  12. Interesting - I thought the licence fee is the same if you are a continuous cruiser or have a mooring. What difference does it make to CRT.
  13. Not totally sure but I think that the Planar 5Kw version is a water heater rather than blown air heater
  14. Interesting to note that Planar heaters UK list 2kw, 4kw and 8kw versions and the one from Hong Kong is 5kw.
  15. I had a Webasto air heater in a campervan. There were two controllers - one a thermostat for temperature and one a programmable time clock. Every time the heater flashes up the glow plug heats up to start the combustion process and this can draw perhaps 20 amps from the battery. It is important that the thermostat is sited in a place without drafts so that the heater does not keep cycling on and off and running the battery down too much - it was sometimes a problem in the campervan but should not be too much of a problem with greater battery capacity on a boat. If a 5kw heater is used to heat too small a space there could also be a problem with the heater cycling on and off too much.
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