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  1. Neither - @Chewbacka nailed it :
  2. Was Well Creek part of the GHQ stop line? It certain ran somewhere near there. Jolly well designed if it was ...
  3. The simple way of checking this would be to use the handheld on the alternator fan or pulley and see if it's a lot closer.
  4. I'd recommend checking the belt tension before doing much else then.
  5. There's a small adjuster on the back of the unit. Twist it. If it gets worse, twist it the other way! Incidentally, what's redline speed on your particular engine? On the Isuzu 42 it's rated as 2100 max revs and Isuzu say not to run over 2000 rpm for any length of time.
  6. My concern is that someone thinks charging a per lock-mile fee will reduce the numbers of non-moving boats! I did once suggest (a little tongue in cheek) that a reverse toll was the way forwards - money back from the annual licence fee if you went anywhere and used locks. ETA: That's a classic Grauniad headline. I believe in conspiracy theories - there are hundreds of the damn things. I don't necessarily believe the theories though!
  7. I insist we are great minds thinking alike ... not that other thing. It was probably your previous post I was thinking of.
  8. Fairy nuff. I hadn't worked out the percentage differences. My money is on both the engine revcounter and the digital tachometer being out. There was a suggestion here recently to use a guitar tuning app to set a revcounter, so that may be a valid third check.
  9. Of course you could also have a slipping belt on the alternator.
  10. Charity worker given seven penalty points after his canal boat fell off his trailer and onto the A9. https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1616587/charity-worker-given-seven-penalty-points-after-his-canal-boat-fell-off-his-trailer-and-onto-the-a9/
  11. Either your revcounter or your tachometer is incorrectly calibrated. Do like @Mike the Boilerman and get a third way of measuring Or just check the signal connection to your revcounter.
  12. Is there a column of figures missing from that ?
  13. I fully agree. I'm not sure why they link the two, but that is exactly what I hear during conversations with random boaters. Of course the link is not accurate - I have a scruffy boat with junk on the roof but I think you get called "eccentric" if you have money ...
  14. They tend to be in favour of the "right" sort of boater playing on "their" system. It's poor people they don't want to allow on the network - scruffy boats sharing the water with them seem to offend their sensibilities. I find this staggeringly hypocritical, as many of them still talk about the fun they had cruising a knackered old lifeboat with a tarpaulin on top along difficult to navigate canals.
  15. I think were are on the same track here. It is the complaints from the residents the councils care about, not the effects on other boaters. I still think the local authorities are seeking to get their pound of flesh though - which is going to affect all liveaboard boaters (CC'ers or not) who are not currently paying Council Tax. That's the official IWA position at the moment. Back in 2003, British Waterways tried to introduce the Draft Moorings Code or Lock Miles Rules, which would have required continuous cruisers to travel at least 120 different lock-miles every three months without using the same stretch twice. It was shouted down by threat of legal action at the time, but I don't think it's an unreasonable definition - it makes more sense than an arbitrary 300 mile journey.
  16. No, they disconnected the broken gate, so craft up to 5m / 16' beam can use the other gate. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/13211/marsh-lock-weaver-navigationmanchester-ship-canal There is a planned stoppage from January to March 2019 to fix the gate. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/13730/marsh-lock-junction-of-weaver-navigation-and-manchester-ship-canal
  17. Nah, this is going to end in full Band A Council Tax payments for liveaboard boats. The local councils don't care about moored boats affecting other boaters, they just want their ££££ and less grief from riparian rights owners who presumably do pay Council Tax and/or business rates.
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  20. @bizzard can do it without craning you out. He's been practising recently ...
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