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dreadnought

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    derbyshire
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    builder
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    linda
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    shardlow

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  1. Hi all,we are on the llangollen but thinking of checking out the Montgomery canal on the way up, does anyone know of any restrictions on the Montgomery, it says in my Nicholson that the locks at the start of the canal are only open certain times of the day,but my Nicholson guide is very old and wondered if this was still the case,many thanks in advance
  2. hi all,is it acceptable to add an extra battery to the existing battery bank via car jump leads,there are three 130 amp battery's in the existing bank now ,asking for a friend,many thanks Just to add a bit of background, there are three batteries in the bank,300 watts of solar,but still having to run engine twice a day to top batts up,so he is going to pop another battery in the bank to get through the summer, tia
  3. hi all,has anyone had any experience with the blink outdoor cctv cameras,im thinking of getting a pair of them for my nb,they are wireless but im thinking will the signal be ok on the steel boat,will it get to the router ok on board, has anyone got any better cctv systems,many thanks in advance
  4. hi all, can anyone tell me how to obtain a roamer licence from crt please,i cant seem to get any info on them,many thanks
  5. hi all, i was wondering if anyone could recommend a car hire company near lichfield off the coventry canal,got to get to a hospital appointment,many thanks
  6. hi all, i have 4 leisure and a starter battery on my nb,i also have 300watts of solar,i recently fitted a smart gauge to monitor state of charge. i have noticed that there seems to be 14volts going into the battery bank constantly from the solar panels even when the gauge shows 100% charged,is this ok,or will it fry my batteries,many thanks in advance...
  7. so are you saying,alternator to vsr from vsr to domestic bank as a priority then secondly to starter battery ?
  8. hi all,i`m going to take out my split charge relay soon(its packed up)and was wondering if i just connected the alternator charging cable direct to the leisure bank and took another cable from the alternator to the starter battery would this work ok,i only have a single alternator, many thanks
  9. hi all,now we are back in the marina for the winter months,and the boat will be left empty for long periods should i leave the shore line plugged in or disconnect it,we have a galvanic isolator and Solar power.our mooring is in a row of finger moorings with about ten narrowboats on it,all on power hook up,any advice please,many thanks
  10. hi guy,we are looking to buy a new sofa for the nb but are struggling to find one that is comfortable,has anyone got any recommendations for us,many thanks
  11. hi all,can anyone tell me if the five year rule still applies (being able to sell a boat without an RCD after five years)are there new regulations come in since 2017? many thanks
  12. hi all,a friend of mine is going to sell her 2018 widebeam, she fitted it out herself and is a live aboard,after having a word with the local broker she was told that before it can be sold it would have to be inspected and have an RCD certificate and the price of this is nearly three grand,does this sound right? many thanks
  13. Hi all,thanks to all the great advice I received from my last post I realise I need to,among ather things, replace my batteries that are not holding there charge,I've seen 130amp batteries on ebay for 70 odd quid,has anyone had any experience with these cheap batteries or is it false economy,any recommendations please,many thanks
  14. What do you recommend I should replace the diode with,tia
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