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AndrewIC last won the day on July 1 2018

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  1. No, I didn’t say that, don’t put words into my mouth. I understand that a mains fault might put 240V onto mains earth, and in the scenario you described hence also onto the 12V negative line via the bonding cables that are still connected together (but no longer connected to the hull via the detached stud). What I did not appreciate - and what you could have explained without the sarcasm - was the assumption that there could be additional, perhaps unintended, 12v-to-hull connections which would thereby make the hull live (and/or get fried by fault current). That makes sense, thank you.
  2. That makes no sense, in the scenario you outlined the stud had become detached from the hull?
  3. I have always wondered, why are two separate studs recommended?
  4. Still going according to their website.
  5. The Black Lion has always been OK for eat-in food for us. Either of the Chineses were OK for a takeaway - I don’t do Indian, sorry.
  6. -8.6 C outside at home when I got up, currently a balmy -2.5 C. Hate to think how cold it would have been at the marina last night, it usually gets colder than home.
  7. Templates are your friends
  8. I’m pretty much with Harry on this… The first owner of my boat fitted out the (new) bare shell from scratch on an offside mooring with no facilities apart from mains electricity. It can be done, he had the practical skills (from a non-boaty background), it took him three years, he made a reasonable job of it, and for him I think the enjoyment of the fitting out was a big part of the pleasure he got from his boat. (I think he found that he didn’t enjoy cruising as much, as another three years later he sold it to me!). I also like fixing things and tinkering. My own MO for bits of renovation and refitting (on a much smaller scale) has been to try to prepare as much as possible at home, then install or reinstall the prepared parts on the boat. Doesn’t work for everything of course, but it can save a lot of travelling time back and forth. If I was going to attempt a bigger fit out or refit, I’d look to make as much of the interior as possible in modular form from the outset, so that it could be worked on at home.
  9. -5 overnight at home, usually colder at the marina.
  10. According to the press, the Shroppie Fly has a new landlord: https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/rave-reviews-canalside-pub-quaint-25701621
  11. ABI says so: https://www.abi.org.uk/data-and-resources/tools-and-resources/glossary/insurable-interest/. Yes. Way back when when I bought my boat, the owner was concerned about it being craned out for survey (I have no idea what his own insurance arrangements were at that point), so I suggested I insure it for that purpose, and then found that I couldn’t! Of course the yard doing the craning should have been insured, but had anything happened that wasn’t covered by the seller’s insurance, then the seller of the boat would have had to sue the yard. Yes, that would be sensible.
  12. You can only insure a thing in which you have an insurable interest. If you haven’t paid for it, you don’t yet own it and can’t take out insurance on it.
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