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Proper Job

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  1. http://www.thruppccc.org.uk/content/moorings
  2. Next time my CO alarm goes off, rather than open all of the doors and windows I'll do a controlled evacuation through a scrubber and recover the carbon All need now is for Biz to knock something up
  3. Just found this on a salty rag forum: http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?258234-Mastervolt-Battery-Charger-does-not-start Maybe a couple of capacitors gone(?) Time to have the cover off in a nothing ventured/nothing gained look
  4. I'm pretty sure that any carbon based material when 'baked' at the correct temperature will give off a carbon based gas that can then be stored and burnt at a later time.. Not sure about diamonds
  5. Bloody thing still doesn't switch on properly when on main shore power!
  6. The SmartGauge owners manual is a good read. If for nothing else than Gibbo's writing style and forthright comments http://www.smartgauge.co.uk/pdfs/manuals/sgaugeman_r203.pdf
  7. I think natural gas would suffocate rather than being toxic That's presuming that no one introduces a spark or naked flame before it can take effect
  8. Mine went a bit funny last year. Similar symptoms to the OP's. A reset sorted it out. There is some anecdotal evidence that long term use with solar charging can upset SmartGauges(?). I'm certainly a long term user of solar, but couldn't confirm if that was the problem. I also had a problem with my start battery alternator and for a period of time would temporarily connect the engine start battery bank to the domestic bank. The SmartGauge didn't like that either and had to be 'reset' They're great tools for battery monitoring, but not infallible.
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  10. Have you done a restart following power failure or a restore to factory defaults? Restore to factory defaults is: 1. Disconnect the power feed to SmartGauge (maybe just pull the fuses out?). 2. Press both the Volts and Status buttons and keep them pressed. 3. Reapply power, still keeping the buttons pressed. 4. SmartGauge will display the software revision as usual. Keep the buttons pressed. 5. SmartGauge will display the battery model revision as usual. Keep the buttons pressed. 6. The display will go blank. 7. Remove your fingers from the buttons. 8. SmartGauge will flash “Fr” (Factory reset). 9. SmartGauge will completely reset its internals to the factory defaults. If you've set any high/low alarms etc, they will be lost
  11. The charge voltage seems about right then. It might be worth 're-setting' your SmartGauge.
  12. All the more reason to fit CO detectors. Did they ever bottle town gas for 'portable' use?
  13. Pretty much the same for me: Solar first Generator to top up solar shortfall Engine only when cruising Hot water from engine when cruising or via diesel heater when moored Heating from solid fuel stove and/or diesel central heating Gas for cooking
  14. Thanks for the tip Just managed to sort it out and ordered 4 as well £360 delivered - it was a no brainer!
  15. Your gas cooker/boiler should be fitted with flame failure devices as part of the BSS requirement. Most are thermal devices so should work with any for of gas
  16. The trouble is, us live aboard folk want/need a reliable source of power generation
  17. Or not.......... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31022280
  18. It's not the capacity of the batteries that your charger needs to be set at. It's the type of battery. It should be set for wet lead acid. This gives a higher charge voltage which your T105's needs to remain healthy. As others have said, you should have a charge voltage of around 14.6 - 14.8 volts Have a look at page 12/13 of the link: http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/TRJN0109_UsersGuide.pdf Trojan recommend a charge voltage of 7.4 volts, which for your T105's in series (to give your 12v) needs to be doubled
  19. It's alleged that Springers were originally made from old Gasometers Does this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30405066 , mean that production will start again now that more raw material is becoming available?
  20. The latest generation of Tracer MPPT controller: http://www.bimblesolar.com/offgrid/mppt/Tracer4215BN Programmable from a laptop They also do a 250W panel: http://www.bimblesolar.com/solar/individual/innotech250W for less than the price of the Victron 100W one
  21. You might be pushing it with 200W When I installed my 2 x 85W panels, I was going to get a 15A controller. I was advised to up it to 20A as the 15A unit would be operating close to its max and may suffer from overheating.
  22. Only 20 years? Or is that only 20 years so far
  23. Trojan T 105's and a hydrolink watering system. Job done
  24. With the lack of detail provided, I would think it'd be not worth much more than its scrap value. The injectors appear to be missing (but may be in the box of spares). The injector holes could have let water in to the cylinder heads/bores. The fuel pump has had the injector pipes cut off and again may have let water in to the fuel pump. All expensive/difficult to source items. It doesn't actually say if it turns over or is seized. Spare engine for a chain link ferry? No location given but it could be assumed to be costal, stored in a yard? Salt air environment? You pays your money and takes your chance
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