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  2. OK. I was correct! Here's a 1902 picture from http://www.broadlandmemories.co.uk/1900to1949gallery15.html There are two sets of ground paddles at the head of the lock.
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  4. That's a shame - I had pretty much convinced myself there *is* another paddle in Jo's picture, just covered in weeds/ivy - which fits your theory about removed paddlegear and suggests that your picture is the newest of the three. Very bad zoom:
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  7. It's probably them waking you up and you go to the loo whilst you are awake!
  8. That stove does not claim to have a hearth temperature less than 100°C so can not be used with a 12mm (1/2") hearth. Many that do this are available - my Squirrel is sat on a 20mm thick porcelain floor tile stuck to the floor of the boat. I'd buy a different type of stove rather than try and stay within the installation instructions that say it wants a 125mm (5") deep concrete hearth!
  9. About half an amp. They do make these from about 50W to 4000W, and I would suggest looking at the 1000W one for what you want it to do. It will spike to 2000W so should easily be able to start the fridge compressor, just keep an eye on the random sales they do - there is usually something at half price on that site.
  10. Have a greenie. I'm convinced. Interestingly that suggestion leads to this: https://forum.norfolkbroadsnetwork.com/topic/6896-wherries/?do=findComment&comment=150868 This looks to be one of the small North Rivers wherries. Interestingly she is having her mast used as a crane to lift what looks to be one of the lock gates at Coltishall. Not the best quality original but I hope some of you find it interesting.
  11. I installed the 3000W version of this a couple of years ago, when the magic smoke came out of the noname 3000W inverter on the boat. It's smaller, quieter and eats less amps when doing nowt. The old LF inverter used to draw about 4.5A when sat there doing nothing. It could do much less but needed a draw > 40W to fire up so was useless for phone chargers, radios etc. The Sunshine runs fanless until it needs to - the washing machine doesn't fire up the fan even when heating water but it's only a 1300W Candy. The big chopsaw or the electric chainsaw (both > 2000W) fire up the fan if run for a bit, but I have the engine running to use them so can't hear it anyway. It's been on 24/7 since I installed it, apart from when the old batteries died last summer and I was waiting for a delivery from tayna. The only two gripes I have about it is that the battery cables provided need binning not using, and the optional remote switch has too many flashenblinkenlights on it. Add a bit: Three gripes - it was not on sale that low when I bought it!
  12. Oh, and Sunshine Solar have some stuff on sale ... https://www.sunshinesolar.co.uk/catshow/Pure_Sine_Wave_Inverters_12V/PureSineWave12V.html £389 for a 3000W or £339 for a 2500W for another week.
  13. Try it and see. Some of them have a min/max setting that will update faster than the display does. If it doesn't work (you don't believe the results) it hasn't cost anything to try.
  14. GPL 3 originally - his binary download on github still contains a copy of the GPL. https://github.com/AlternatorRegulator/ Making a GPL project commercial is not frowned upon at all as long as you comply with the licence terms. Just closing the source to a project that uses other GPL software is very frowned upon. "Free as in speech, not free as in beer."
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  16. Well I know where you can get an unwanted K2 ...
  17. Except you can't just unilaterally decide to close GPL'd software. He only needs to provide the source code to anyone he distributes the binaries to, but he has the binaries as public download without the corresponding source download. He is breaking the terms of the GPL on all the libraries he is using in the software, which is a bad idea for a commercial product.
  18. Make sure the playing out boat can fit up the Calder & Hebble and the L&L - you will like them! No wait, you won't like them because of the sharks and the dark satanic mills and the general "grim up North" thing.
  19. How full is your diesel tank? It's generally a good idea to keep it brim full in winter to avoid condensation. If you start to grow the dreaded Diesel Bug in a big tank full of diesel it's a very bad idea! I agree the posts above that suggest checking how much water you have in the bottom of your tank. Either use a tube to dip the tank or a pump to get some diesel out of the bottom of your tank, stick it in a pop bottle and let it settle and separate. A friend had trouble with a steel jerrycan that let water in - his topup spare diesel was constantly getting contaminated with water, and he would then blithely tip it into his main tank. That took some finding as nothing was wrong with his tank!
  20. I deliberately snuck in a photo that included Aries. She's a modern knockoff and only 50'x12'.
  21. Still don't Teddington to Brentford. The PLA's General Directions require a number of vessels, and those of 13.7m or more in length overall, to have an operational VHF radio on board, but narrow boats greater than 13.7m in overall length, and which are navigating only between Brentford and Teddington, are exempt. However, any narrow boat wishing to complete the "London Ring" (the Grand Union Canal and then transitting from Limehouse to Brentford) are not exempt from this General Direction. https://www.boatingonthethames.co.uk/Narrow-Boating
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