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  1. Although the fit out quality was top notch they didn't know much about boat requirements or fridges. No hatch in the floor to check the bilge, all the electrics horribly boxed in, could never really get to anything when it went wrong without major demolition. I could name the boat fitting out company as they have now ceased trading but I'd better not.
  2. I had similar symtoms with someones Shoreline fridge a couple of years ago. It was completely boxed in tight in a cupboard, with a door. Must have been running continually overheating and started a hum when switched on then kept stopping. Dragged it out and the compressor had even scorched the ply bulkhead behind it. She binned it and got a mains one. I put vents in the side and back of it's cupboard and took the door off. The boat had been fitted out including the fridge professionally.
  3. I'd make em protrude as much as possible, they rust and corrode from the top downwards.
  4. Perhaps the rescue services wouldn't have understood a Mayday cos it's September.
  5. Those old Harborough boats swim well for a narrow boat. Fine entry bows the chines very economical on fuel and should handle beautifully. I could place mine on a sixpence, and could-will go astern pretty accurately for a long way too, around bends ect with no bother. Sorry in wrong topic. I meant it for the Fibre glass top topic.
  6. If this was the catamaran Alan why didn't you sail it to safety, or be sailing it anyway.
  7. I wouldn't really need a Mac, I have a jolly good umbrella, although Packa Macs are handy and will go in a pocket.
  8. According to my nephew who is an IT expert Lenovo is or was or part of IBM.
  9. Both my laptops are refurbs from ebay. Toshiba Setallite w7 was £65 buy it now or bid for it, I bid for it and got it for £45, only really wanted it because of the CD drawer, but it works lovely, using it to type this. The other is a Lenovo T450 Thinkpad, I needed one to think with. W10, very fast, £145. Both excellent and like new.
  10. I slept like a log last night, woke up in the fireplace.
  11. On U tube. The Trans Siberian march band. Donald the trombonist is a friend of ours. We've had them play here with dramatics about a crashed Soviet spaceship.
  12. Can be very cold to lie on in the winter.
  13. Rolls Royce' don't breakdown, they fail to proceed.
  14. Not much, who is it. Anyway, if this happens folk will have to stick them back where they were by either Gorilla gluing, pop riveting or press studs.
  15. Never mind about stinky toilets, what about the effect Covid is having on folks lug holes. If this pandemic goes on for hundreds and thousands of years and wearing masks think what's going to happen to peoples ears. We'll all look like Dr Spock or prince Charles, ears sticking out permanently like jug handles because of the continual forward pull by the masks strings tied off on the ears. Not good heading into the wind as they will disrupt one aerodynamics and stunt forward progress, never mind dreadful ear aches, glue ear and frostbite. Also much easier for enemies to administer clip around the ears. Evolution dictates this kind of thing if the pandemic goes on and on and on, on ,on .on, on. Take Moorhens and Coots for example, both wishing they had webbed feet to swim about quicker, like the ducks instead of struggling along. Mark my words.
  16. The ones I've steered do it directly I've put them in gear.
  17. I agree, but I did say ''if there's room''.
  18. If there's room for a larger diameter prop I'd go for a 3.1 reduction gearbox. The widebeam boats I've steered for people with 2.1 boxes always seemed to cavitate the prop badly when starting off until the boat is well on the move, a horrible high pitched rushing noise that can damage the prop.
  19. Umlaut needed over the U.
  20. On the old CRT tellys, If one shook ones head from side to side fast while watching the screen you could catch up with the electrons on the 625 line screens.
  21. I'd be inclined to use a 100 or 110 amp starter battery. The larger capacity might be needed as these engines are slowish starters generally, especially in the winter, and the use of the heater plugs will give the battery a hard knock before you even attempt to start it. Also if the boat is not not used for a while without the battery on trickle charge it will loose some charge, hence the extra capacity needed.
  22. Perhaps he had an Atom Heart Mother.
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