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waterdog last won the day on September 8 2012

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  1. The biggest problem with this system is finding a mooring free of trees so that the system can find the satellite. Otherwise it works extremely well. We have one coupled up to a Humax box & smart tv and can usually get the full range of Freesat channels, when trees get in the way the alternative is to stream providing there is a strong enough signal. Loss of signal due to boat movement when moored only causes us a problem if its a poor satellite signal in the first place.
  2. We have no problem charging the e-bike's battery using 240v via the inverter and are completely off grid using solar / engine to charge the boats batteries. Of course if you mean using solar to directly charge the e-bike then I'm not so sure.
  3. Hi Martyn, Yes I got the fixing bracket from you at the last Crick show , I didn't bolt it on in the end but used "sticks like sh.." instead, The sat dome is still firmly stuck down nearly 2 years on.
  4. I refurbished our hatch recently, like yours the ply covering and wood surround was rotten. Used this for insulation - Diall 5mm Extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam Laminate & solid wood flooring Underlay panels | DIY at B&Q stuck up with stixall then covered with these Natural Parquet Parquet effect Self adhesive Vinyl tile, Pack of 13 | DIY at B&Q It might be wishful thinking but the bedroom feels warmer and there is a noticeable lack of condensation in the morning.
  5. Sorry I have no idea of your belt size but try having a look for a number on your existing belt then Mr Google is your friend. My travelpower belt is a 6PK1113 but on a completely different set up unfortunately.
  6. As above, if you have access then bolt through the gunwhale, if not you will need to cut a thread. This job is on my to do list after losing one of our forward fairleads recently when the silly little tapped screws gave way. Luckily I have access to the underside of the gunwale via the gas locker so will be bolting them in this time. I also bought a couple of cleats to fit each side just forward of the cratch board to make mooring up easier, I hopefully won't have to clamber onto the front to tie up onto the centre "T" stud anymore.
  7. MK 2 escort was my guess too.
  8. The highway code is littered with the phrases "should not" and "must not", "must not " being law and "should not" being advisory (ish). Ignoring a "should not" while not illegal in itself could still be used against you in court. More here - https://driversmocktest.com/uk-highway-code-wording-explained/ So for rule 46 These vehicles MUST NOT be used on motorways (see Rule 253). (This part is law) They should not be used on unrestricted dual carriageways where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) (This part advice.) but if they are used on these dual carriageways, they MUST have a flashing amber beacon. (and law again) A flashing amber beacon should be used on all other dual carriageways (see Rule 220). (and back to advice)
  9. Don't see why not, as long as your in control and not bouncing of things I don't see a problem.
  10. Mines are down to 12.1ish overnight, new batteries needed before winter I think
  11. Craziest rule in the highway code award goes to ............. The class 3 scooter (8mph one) can be used on dual carriageways, where the speed limit is above 50mph they must display a flashing amber beacon. ? Rule 46 These vehicles MUST NOT be used on motorways (see Rule 253). They should not be used on unrestricted dual carriageways where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) but if they are used on these dual carriageways, they MUST have a flashing amber beacon. A flashing amber beacon should be used on all other dual carriageways (see Rule 220). From the Brighton Argus, https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10335753.tourist-takes-a-mystery-tour-on-mobility-scooter/
  12. Doh !!!! Told you It might be me being stoopid
  13. yup, been there entered the search terms, i.e. devizes & 10 mile radius, it brings up a map showing moorings at devizes wharf and foxhangers but can't seem to progress past that to an actual booking page ? (it might just be me being stoopid )
  14. We are cc liveaboards currently on the K&A and looking at the possibility of taking a winter mooring as opposed to a marina near Devizes, basically we are looking for anyone's experience or thoughts on the pros and cons of this. Also has anyone managed to complete the process online? I had a little play with it on the c&rt website but can't seem to find a way past the locations map to get to an actual booking page. There is also the option of continuing to cc of course Opinions on the above please.......
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