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lewisericeric

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  1. Maybe! Different boat these days now though! Different boat, same problems, as always haha
  2. Yes, that's what I was hoping actually.... I'll have a look around!
  3. Thank you everyone for your responses. It looks like a screw has come loose/come off my fuel injectors. That's back in place now, but now it's the headache of cleanup! Thanks for the tip about fuel polishers as I'll give that a go. Even if I have to bottle it first and then take it to them as I think we had around 200-250 litres!!!
  4. Hi all Wondering if anybody can help. It seems my entire fuel tank has empties in my bilge. At some point between having my engine on this morning and switching it off! I noticed yesterday quite a bit of grey-ish smoke from the exhaust and was a bit concerned and now this has happened today. I didn't even think the contents of the fuel tank could completely empty. Will I even be able to use this fuel now? (Circa £150!) My engine is a Canalline 52, have had issues with injectors last year but the boat/engine is only two years old. Apparently there was a known issue with the injectors on this particular batch of engines from 2018, but these were replaced and I cannot see anything that looks too out of the ordinary as to how this could have happened. Have called engineer, just wondering if anybody could advise in meantime if they know of anything obvious that I might be able to look at myself in case the engineer cannot come for some time.... Thank you!
  5. Hi Alan, Ah, that's really useful - thanks! And I'm glad I'm not missing a thermostat from my system! Well, I am but you know what I mean!
  6. Thanks Robbo, that's what I read too earlier on. Just wonder how to keep it on and cycling like Alan does as we have no thermostat fitted to ours - it's on or it's off!
  7. That's what I don't understand Alan - there is no room thermostat on this one! It's just switched on and off via the Webasto control panel??
  8. Should they be limited though in terms of how long they're used for each day? Or can I leave on for hours at a time? Any issues with safety to the unit doing that?
  9. Cheers Robbo, It's the themo top C that we have fitted - just the small 5.2kw unit
  10. Hi everyone, Just a quick question about webasto central heating... firstly, are these units built to be on for long periods of time or are they more 'delicate' and should be only used for a couple of hours each time? I've looked on the Webasto site and can't see anything specifically related to this or my instruction manual. Also, fuel usage seems to be a bit of a mystery too with just minimum and maximum amounts. Also, our Webasto has no thermostat or anything so what ambient temperature are these units set up to by default, if applicable? It must heat the rads/water up to a certain Celsius so as not to boil the system - anyone know?
  11. Thanks for all the responses!
  12. Hi everyone, I was just wanting to ask a bit of advice about a pram cover for my new widebeam. I've been given a quote of £3,800 with one company and was just wanting to put feelers out to see if people have paid something along similar lines. My boat is a 60ft x 12 and has an 8ft cruiser stern. I haven't contacted Kinver yet - who seem to be the most popular - as I'm up north and not sure if they service the north network but will probably give them a call on Monday. Anyone with a widebeam who's had a pram cover fitted and willing to let me know what they paid for it? Cheers! Lewis
  13. Load of balls that is! What about cupboards?! Theyve just listed an overhead cupboard at £300 - right! Go to any decent joiner and you're looking at nearly 10 times that for a couple of cupboards Decent inverter for a liveaboard with modern electrics that you will need as a liveaboard - £425??! Is that for a 300w one from maplin? Fully fitted kitchen for £1100? Worktops (which theyve listed as worktop tiles) a £155?? Stuck to what?? A sheet of 9mm ply??! What about your gas connection? Mattress £180?? Carpet 200??? Really?? Its stupid articles like that which give people the idea they can just buy a boat and do it out like you would a house without running into the problems and the associated costs that boats do invariably end up costing!
  14. Ok thanks guys will have a think and see if i can maybe get one a little higher rated - see how it goes
  15. Ok keith Thanks for that. Would a 2200w generator be ok theN? Whats the consensus? It is pure sine wave too
  16. 40c is my absolute minimim! None of this "washing at 30" cr@p! Is currently not working off my quasi inverter which is why its either a brand new inverter (something i cant afford right now) or a cheap-ish generator
  17. Hi Thanks for the responses. I can confirm it is 2200watts and not kVA. Im hoping that if the 1900w rating in my washing machine is the maximum wattage, ie , when on a boil wash(?) then the 2200w generator should cover it bearing in mind I usually wash at 40c. The machine is a Zanussi fc1200 with the dial to select temperature (quite an old model) ETA- it is an inverter / charger - a sterling pro combi Q
  18. Hi guys Quick question for anyone that knows..... If i buy a suitcase generator, and plug it into the shoreline connection on the back of the boat, does it mean that electrics are bypassed through the inverter like when you are on shoreline? For example I hve a 1900w washing machine which i cannot use when not on shoreline as my inverter is only 1600w and quasi sine wave. I don't want to get a new mastervolt or sterling inverter as i just don't have the funds, but if i got , say, a 2200w suitcase generator, should i be able to run my washing machine on it?
  19. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news and/or not much help. Its like breaking glass though and trying to find a way to make it like new!
  20. In my experience, theres not a lot you can do. There is a chemical in oak i think, which reacts with water causing the blackening and it cant really be gotten rid of. We had that issue on our original front doors and side hatch doors - the slightest bit of damp or wet and the wood goes black. We replaced all areas like that (which are prone to get wet) with sapele and if i had a new boat fitted out, i would chose ash for the cabin walls and bulkheads as oak is just a pain in the a$$! Think your best bet, despite the effort, would be to replace the panel. Alternatively, you could do what we did last year and paint the cabin walls. It really brightens it up, although, saying that, it looks in the picture above like the beading at the bottom of the wall is also stained? That wouldnt look too good painted! Im sure theres things you could try (like you said you have done) but none of them will completely eradicate it - i guess it's down to whether you can put up with the imperfection and "get over it" and if not, replace it.
  21. Well who knowS? I cant make out if it IS dipping in the metal work( althohgh it feels smooth) or if it is a problem with the paintwork. I think like others have said, i just shouldnt worry too much - theres no blistering or bubbling, i can see my face in the paintwork when its been washed and waxed and overall, i guess i have quite a nice boat. Hhmmmmmm!!
  22. Dean!!! Only just seen this. How did this all come about?! So cool!!
  23. Often Causes Dents...Love it!l "Obsessive Causing Dents" is good too! Maybe i've imagined them up and my brain power is so strong it's materialised them?! Last year I was labelled by forum members with OSOCD... "Obsessive State of Charge Disorder "( my batteries were causing my problems!) I wonder if i can claim benefits for any of the above "disabilities"!!!!'
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