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Sea Dog

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Sea Dog last won the day on November 14 2020

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    Chartered Engineer, RN (Rtd)
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    Grand Union - Warwick & Birmingham Canal

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  1. I bought an aftermarket one of these on ebay for next to nothing (£4.50?) for my Eberspacher (it was advertised as Webasto/Eberspacher). Easy to fit and reasonably effective at taking the intake "roar" Doesn't stop the dosing pump's rythmic clunking mind you! When you say it goes quieter after about an hour and then gets noisy again, that's it starting to cycle between high and low power which is what can coke them up and kill them according to Eberspacher's findings from their investigation into early failures. Conclusion was it's better to work it hard and turn it off between heating demands whenever possible. My roomstat is set to full to avoid it contributing to this short cycling effect. (Webasto's new Evo model is supposed to improve this issue).
  2. So, it appears the answer was: b) All of a sudden... nothing happened.
  3. So, it's now the next day and we haven't heard from @MoominPapa Should we assume that: a) he's perished or b) all of a sudden... nothing happened?
  4. This is such a blindingly obvious thing to do that I suspect most of us have failed to do it!
  5. They're hard to get now because folk don't seem interested in warning old fashioned cars nowadays...
  6. Thank you, that's really helpful. I can't remember my exact model so I'll need to look at my manual when I get back to the boat, but I now know what to look for. Thanks again.
  7. Thank you - a post many of us may one day be glad of! I've a Jabsco macerator toilet and was aware that the Joker was an item that oft needed replacement, but I can't find anything called that on my exploded diagram. Is there another name for the Joker, or don't all Jabsco macerators have them?
  8. Interesting to hear the views above re the IWA. We let our membership lapse a few years ago because they didn't seem be very effective any more. I was only looking recently at whether it might be time to rejoin the IWA given CRT's apparent neglect of navigational issues, but it didn't appear they were particularly active in this area. Anyone got a case to make in their support?
  9. Move fast! The law says a skip cannot be moved until there is a mattress or a sofa on the top, after which it could be taken at any time without warning.
  10. My advice? Put it back in the skip. Whatever it is, it's broken - that's why it was in there. (It's a skip, so there'll be a mattress in there shortly too - that won't be worth having either)
  11. I'd be interested to know what you think "the military way" is if that isn't it.
  12. Should you be defeated by said 20 year old washing machine even after the excellent advice in this thread, you might wish to consider replacing it with one of the much cheaper little twin tubs many boaters swear by. Ours fits in the space left by a dead automatic. It draws far less current and the spinner leaves clothes dryer. Since drying is often the bigger challenge, these are worthy of some thought.
  13. And I, along with many others here I'm sure, raise my coffee to you in reply.
  14. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  15. I (and others) achieve this by fitting narrow rigid panels leaving room to walk by either side. Works a treat for me.
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