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jonesthenuke

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About jonesthenuke

  • Birthday 01/19/1959

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Kent
  • Interests
    Gardner 3LW

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  • Occupation
    Engineer
  • Boat Name
    Ivor
  • Boat Location
    Kinver

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  1. My emergency hand sanitiser will be methylated spirits followed by moisturising cream.
  2. The raise and lower facility is interesting. Presumably the deeper the water the lower the prop?
  3. If you mean on the banjo fitting, take the outer dome nut off. this will allow the pipe to be removed.
  4. There is a trade off between the risk of a tax change and the current trend of reducing oil prices. Not sure what the optimal choice is.
  5. The remaining problems with the generator not stopping and always running in auto speed mode may be due to water remaining in the switches. The bulk of the electronics is resin encapsulated and seems to be well protected against immersion. Any recommendations for a spares supplier?
  6. Thanks for all the advice. Drained the crankcase and refilled several times, dismantled and washed the electrics in demin water. dried on a dehumidifer. Reassembled and it runs OK and will power a fan heater. I have a couple of niggles to fix but it is certainly getting there. There are a couple of rubber pad left over that should be part of the case somewhere (its loose). The engine does not stop when the fuel tap is closed, so I have probably not connected the switch correctly. The engine speed switch on the electrical panel does not work (always in auto speed mode). I will have a look at these when I have more time, The house is the priority.
  7. Thanks for all the advice I bought the Marstons IPA and will drink it later. The generator has been some way down the list of things to recover, with the house as a priority and some small things attended to opportunistically as time has allowed. I stripped it today and have stripped the electrics, fuel system etc. There was a lot of water in the crankcase. I have drained, refilled with oil and pulled it over and then drained again several times over. Oil is now coming out looking clean and bright. Will reassemble tomorrow and report results. By the way, so far I have recovered:- Dishwasher Bosch electric drill Demolition hammer Circular saw Bench saw Petrol Flymo (the damn thing works better than ever, it started first time after dismantling and cleaning!)
  8. I worked in power stations where we had larger batteries at voltages of 50, 110, 240 and 500V. The cells of the 500V were small dustbin size. A short on those would be truly scary. The 500V load was basically to 100kW motor generator sets. The video is exactly what trainees should be shown so that they get the idea of how dangerous this stuff can be.
  9. Little used Honda Generator has recently been fully underwater for a couple of hours. I have hosed it down with clean water. Any sage advice on recovery or is it junk? Ps it was stored in the outbuildings rather than on the boat (which was fine) when the Smestow and the Stour decided to Overton into the Staffs and Worcs. I understand Stewponey lock was overflowing to the extent the mooring bollards were underwater and the tow path tunnel was a torrent. VID-20200218-WA0003.mp4
  10. Extensive flooding along the Staffs and Worcs around Kinver yesterday. River Stour level rose so high it overtopped into the canal at Gothersley and Gibraltar. The garden was 2 foot deep at Hyde Lock and we had about 10 inches of water in the conservatory and several inches across the rest of the ground floor. Could have been a lost worse but we now have things like a chainsaw and Honda generator which were fully submerged and the list is growing. All boats along the Kinver stretch seem to have been OK with people checking and slackening lines on neighbours boats during the event.
  11. Tongs look good but we use a cheap litter picker. They are £5.99 on eBay; at that price I am not too worried about how long they last (nor if I lose them somewhere). I use them when passing through the Birmingham locks, its easy to fill a sack.
  12. Rope shackles are surprisingly strong, do not rely on them as a weak link.
  13. I observed the reduction in level above the top lock. Whilst it is a free surface, it is supplied by a long canal with some resistance to flow, thus the level drops. The long term moorers at Longwood told me this was the normal behaviour when filling the long pound below.
  14. You will need to compare the. current fuel level to the pump level, not the bottom of the tank (but you should have an isolation valve somewhere).
  15. We had the same occur when on the BCNS explorer cruise last year. We dumped a lot of water into the mile long pound and some of the boats moored at Longwood were soon on the bottom with an increasing lean. We slowed the fill rate to low the water level to recover. It may be a long pound, but the level drops significantly.
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