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  2. In that picture its actually the lack of mould that is interesting, the pine planking has no mould - thats good. The ply is maybe touching some bare steel and is therefore cold = damp = mould. Under the gunnel is always awkward, you need at the very least an inch of good insulation, that is difficult to fix and the ply lining is difficult to fix as well so you will have to fix battens to the pine planking and screw the ply up into them and then work out some way to fix to the cabin sides. Its awkward , takes longer than you think and uses more materials than you think it should. Has to be done
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  5. I fitted a pump that was too big and powerful for the system, it was a deck washdown pump and it was cheap. Its still there after 12 problem free years, the plumbing is hose, not garden hose but something from ASAP but there's still a lot of dodgy joints with jubilee clips everywhere.
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  8. Probably right, I have spent some days in the shed making brass and mahogany light switches for the boat as the old ones didn't match the ambiance of the decor. The old ones were the most annoying things in my life at the time *sigh*
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  10. Hydraulics would be slow, pneumatic would be better, either would be expensive . Have a look at the mechanical system for opening the firebox doors on steam locos, whatever you do I fear that it would be something to bang your head on.
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  14. Not too sure about Alans' opinions on electric and diesel. Personally I would stick with diesel. Electric is expensive right now and it could well get cheaper. Any installation you put in now could be getting a bit past it in 20 - 30 years. Charging points are few and far between and lastly diesel will heat your water, move your boat and charge your batteries. Its a judgement call really, soon but not yet I would say. I would also agree with Tony's comments above and just add that craftsmanship, 'all mod cons' and a big price tag don't necessarily add up to useability.
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