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  3. "🎶 A spoonful of sugar helps the generator medicine go down 🎶 "
  4. That's not so bad. I've previously done just over 4 months on a signed 48hr visitor mooring. It was handy for parking the car and about 40 feet from the services.
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  6. Allow me to assist ... I saw this today and remembered this conversation!
  7. That's because they can actually get on the moorings when the summer-only boats go back in to the marinas
  8. It's on the open door below the glass. We can't see the control itself in the pics we have, but we can see part of the vent hole that will line up with the ashpan when the door is shut. I'm also concerned about what appears to be a plastic sack touching the right hand side of the stove!
  9. See pictures earlier. It has a top and bottom air control and a raised grate with an ashpan under.
  10. It's in the wrong position for solid fuel, but in a good position for burning wood when the bottom vent is closed. Top air for wood, bottom air for solid fuels. Again preferably when it's cool, try and get that top vent moving. It might need wiggling or bashing with something to free it if it's stuck. Tap it with a chunk of firewood to see if it will move while hot, but don't break the stove glass while doing this! Don't you have a pair of fire gloves? Handling a hot stove without them is asking for trouble. They don't need to be fancy branded ones, I use welding gauntlets bought from my local builders merchants.
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  12. For tonight, try riddling as much of the coal dust and ash as you can through the grate to allow more bottom air into the fire. Also (although it sounds daft) close the top vent all the way to the minus position and fully open the bottom vent on the door. This should allow more air flow directly through the coals where it needs to be. Tomorrow, when it's cool, remove the angled firebricks and try again with about three times as much supertherm on there once the fire is burning properly. The angled bricks trick works well in spring and autumn to reduce fuel use but won't help when it's this cold outside. Also see if one of your neighbours will lend you a shovelful of something other than supertherm - I've used it many times, but I once got an awful batch that would barely burn.
  13. Isn't the man cave where the engine lives? Mine is!
  14. Another request for make/model of stove or a photo of the stove if you don't know. Someone here will probably be able to identify the stove and advise on best settings. If it's a Morso Squirrel with a top flue connection, the top of the baffle plate is notorious for partially blocking with soot and needs regular cleaning - importantly when the stove is cool and the fire is not burning!
  15. Is this a knock-on effect of the time and cost taken with George on the K&A? Less warnings and faster action taken? I'll not object if it is, but then I move the boat ...
  16. What brand is the "coal"? Different stoves and installations seem to prefer different types of smokeless fuel. Mine likes Excel, others can't burn it at all. Is it dry or wet? If it's wet out of the bag you're having to use the heat to evaporate the water instead of heat the boat. Do you store the next load inside the boat near the fire or outside? If the dry "coals" are at 20 degrees or more they burn much hotter than if they're at -5 degrees because they don't need heating up as much first. This is also especially relevant if they are stored wet - which they usually are when bagged to reduce the dust.
  17. That's the trouble with infrequently read thermometers. If it was used more often you'd know where it was. When I was looking for mine, MrsBiscuit thought it was funny to say "You're getting warmer" as I approached the correct locker!
  18. Too late, you have kids. To properly win a Darwin award you need to permanently remove yourself (in a spectacularly stupid way) from the gene pool before passing your genes on. This usually but not always involves a death. The bloke who shot his tackle off by carrying a loaded handgun in his trouser pocket was a notable exception!
  19. No, I'm fairly sure the list of SIC codes wasn't written by CRT or BW. They will indeed have chosen the ones that describe their activities though. The only ones on the list that match "boat" are: 30120 Building of pleasure and sporting boats 33150 Repair and maintenance of ships and boats 47640 Retail sale of sports goods, fishing gear, camping goods, boats and bicycles None of which seem particularly relevant to CRT.
  20. Yes, you do. What SIC coded activity do you think is missing off the list? It's not a list written by CRT!
  21. I thought you'd just done that in reverse - turned half a tonne of gold into a boat!
  22. 0 m/s It's not terminal until it suddenly stops ...
  23. Facial recognition isn't half as good as a turnstile for winding cyclists up ... 🤣
  24. It's in the special section, next to the lift bridge documents ...
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