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About DHutch

  • Birthday 05/26/1987

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    Steam Engines, Boats, Canals, Sailing, Engineering, Forums, Friends/Family, etc.

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    Principal Design Engineer
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    Northwest & roaming.

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  1. Yes! Apologies. Yes, that was my main question. It would be lovely to have a representative, however said, although it is something that has been done, its a quite a job of work to canvas the site opinion on any one topic let alone anything more. However having a copy of minutes and the general conduct of the forum meeting would be interesting. Often I get feedback from the Steam Boat Association as a committee member , however I believe we where unable to field a representative due to it being midweek. So yes, if anyone went and is able to post a summary of the outcome that would be amazing, Else I am sure information will filter through. Thanks Daniel
  2. Urrrm, yes. Not quote sure about why that is enabled on the pet section, it may well be deliberate. One for @RichM to have a bit of a look at. Daniel
  3. Is anyone from CWDF attending the coming user group forum in Birmingham? Daniel
  4. Anyone else seeing this? Might be something @RichM can look at for us. Daniel
  5. Very sad if true, but as said, I am sure the amount of canal closures in the area has had an impact on them. Past the yard and seen the boats a great many, a staple on boating in Cheshire and the wider NW area, having grown up with a view of Beestone castle as well. I was going to ask about that. Daniel
  6. As said, its very likely that the rust is not as bad as it looks, because unlike a car it was probably 3-4mm to start with. Most narrowboats have aluminium frame window historically stuck in with silicon, and these have there own issues, but the h-section rubber steal love to rust! Mechanical wire brushing can work well, as can needle scalers, but I would likely also use a rust converter assuming it well pitted and you can get it all back to bright steel. I would then fill the pits with either a high spec waterproof filler, or high build epoxy paint. Avoid car body filler as its full of clay and porous just where you don't want it. Then obviously get some good paint on it before re-fitting. Will you be re-using the same window/glass (presumably with new h-section) or replacing the whole lot with a framed window? Daniel
  7. That is quite painful isnt it. Presumably it is intended to say: - Min height in centre 231cm - Height at 244cm width 211cm Maybe. Trying to interpret someones best ms paint efforts. Daniel
  8. Indeed, never been but it look great in the photos. Daniel
  9. Our boat, new in 1991, is fitted with a number of 240vac outlets which are only fed from the shoreline, besides each of these is a DC outlet which in our case is 24vdc, using a IEC 13 socket. As mentioned above, there is no good industry standard 12vdc plug for this application. The single most common is likely the cigarette lighter type used in automotive applications but it's poor and not suitable for anything other than low currents or short term use. Retrospectively we have then added something like five of the round DC to 2x USB adaptors on to the 24vdc socket circuits to allow phone charging, which have been great but like the USB sockets built into 240vac sockets have a parasitics load which draws a small but measurable amount of current all the time. We also have a small inverter for powering a laptop or similar, but not a whole-boat off grid 240vac solution. For our use this is fine, as it would be for anyone else moving frequently or able to plug in to mains. If you where living of grid you would want a way to switch each one off when not in use. Daniel
  10. I'm aware there where issues with the previous Brexit threads length, but I don't think this is related to the issue here. I use the default 'view new content' search as far as I can tell, and do not get the results seen. I can get 3-4 pages down and just see the one Brexit record. Daniel
  11. This is not how the default view new content should work. It may be that some members have a customer stream setup which behaves slightly different. Most likely the setting is that you have 'items comments and reviews' selected rather than 'items only' as per the below screenshot. If not, let me or @RichM know and we will look in more detail. Daniel
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