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Cloudinspector

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Cloudinspector last won the day on March 7 2015

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    Hgv driver
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    Mervyn
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    Lancashire
  1. Cloudinspector

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Baildon http://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat.phtml?id=562124
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    Anyone know...can an oil fired range run on Red Diesel?

    http://www.paulcunninghamplumbing.co.uk/
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    Historic Boats for sale online

    LMS boat http://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat.phtml?id=559632
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    Historic Boats for sale online

    Interesting http://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat.phtml?id=559746
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    Historic Boats for sale online

    Currently in Northwich drydock https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanalMarketPlace/permalink/2045471895732955/
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    Danboline bilge paint

    I’m considering using danboline bilge paint on the roof and deck of our boat instead of raddle red. Has anyone used danboline in this way?
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    Archimedes & Ara photos

    That would have been Mountbatten and jellicoe
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    Archimedes & Ara photos

    Stolen from a Facebook post.Taken today at London docklands.
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    Boat brokerage

    Well yes, the broker told us they wouldn’t allow a sale to go through if any BSS failures were unearthed and I just assumed that was the case with all brokers rather than an individuals choice. Having only ever bought privately before it was my first dealing with a broker.
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    Boat brokerage

    People mistakenly believe that buying from a broker gives some warranty protection. It doesn’t. The broker is simply selling a boat on the buyers behalf and any arising issues after purchase are between the vendor and new owner. As far as I’m aware a broker won’t or can’t sell a boat that doesn’t comply with BSS regulations and any failures that are highlighted in a pre purchase survey are the responsibility of the vendor to put right. At least that was the case that last time we purchased through a broker.
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    Threaded brass eye?

    I’m trying to find a threaded brass eye/ring to which I can attach the end of a chimney chain. Despite numerous t’interweb searches I can’t find anything suitable. All the ones I’ve found are less decorative and more bulky industrial looking than the type I’ve seen on many historic boats. Any suggestions or anyone prepared to sell me one?
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    Smartgauge Questions

    Thought I’d post an update about my smartgauge issues. I’ve changed the settings on the Victron multiplus via the Dip switches. Adaptive charging has been turned off and fixed mode selected. The charge voltage options suitable for my Victron deep cycle AGMs are 14.4v absorption or 14.7. I’ve set it to 14.7v. so this morning SG was showing batteries at 71%. On starting the built in generator the charge was 14.7v and 55amps. After 2.5 hours SG was showing 100% and the charge was 14.7v 9amps current. so in short the SG wasn’t faulty at all. Quite the opposite, I wasn’t understanding the warning signs it was giving. It was a simple case of the multiplus combi factory settings being incorrect for the batteries and our off grid scenario.
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    Smartgauge Questions

    I’ve read and re-read the manual so I’m now confident enough to change the settings. However I’m slightly unsure of which absorption voltage to set it to. Basically there are 2 options suitable for Victron deep cycle AGM 14.4v or 14.7v. I’m inclined to set it to 14.7v giving a faster charge given that I’m off grid and using a generator. Am I correct in my thoughts?
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    Smartgauge Questions

    All makes perfect sense. I’ve had a good read of the manual and I think I’ve got my head around changing the settings. I’ll probably have a go at the weekend when I’ve got plenty time to approach it slowly and methodically. Thankfully I’ve detected somethings wrong early. Many thanks for yours and others help.
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