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cuthound

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About cuthound

  • Birthday 01/19/1954

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Staffordshire
  • Interests
    Boating on Britains canals
    Motor sport (especially Formula One)
    Listening to music

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    Retired (critical power & cooling project mgt)
  • Boat Name
    Delta Queen
  • Boat Location
    Staffordshire

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  1. cuthound

    Victron Fault

    What are you using to measure the Victron SoC other than the Smartgauge? If it is a BMV 600 or 700, then if you press the < and > buttons simoultaneously for 3 seconds when the battery is known to be at 100% SoC (charging st 14.4 volts + with tail current below 1% of battery capacity) the display will reset to 100%. Whilst fiddling with the BMV you could take the opportunity to measure battery capacity (by discharging to 50%, looking at the Ah discharged and doubling it) and change the battery capacity setting in the BMV to the actual value. At the same time set the default tail current setting from 4% to 1%. If you repeat this quarterly the BMV will give reasonably accurate SoC readings.
  2. Saw you come past us twice on your way to/from the Sammy Barlow and she looks lovely. Oh, and having seen both sides of Delhi I can confirm that the spelling is consistent. 😁
  3. I've cooled a data centre with 2 Mw of evaporative coolers, so they do work. Thry are better at cooling things down to 20-21°C than 4°C though.
  4. When working for my last company fitting out data centres, there was one occasion where I started work at 07:00 on a Saturday and didn't leave it until 05:00 on the Monday morning. Food and drink was taken as and when I could fit them in. Thankfully it was a one off occurrence in a 6 year employment.
  5. With the Working Time Directive you can either comply by aversging a 48 hour week over a rolling 17 week period, or sign a notice agreeing to be exempt. The last company I worked for refused to employ anyone who would not sign the disclaimer.
  6. Good idea. I looked at insulating it with armourflex (too expensive) and gym matting (unknown U value), and last winter, whilst the motor was away being refurbished and the BT locker left open, I noticed there was no condensation. This winter I am going to experiment with a slatted top of BT compartment/bottom of well deck locker, as I have already made it to replace the hexagrip. If that doesnt work I will spray foam it. I presume the stuff that comes in aerosols is what you use?
  7. That is what we have a Shoreline 12 volt under counter fridge and a small mains worktop freezer. They use a similar amount of energy to yours.
  8. If you still want the boat, then get your own survey done (say £800-£1000 and get get quotes for the remedial work needed and use the survey to get tne seller to reduce the cost by an appropriate amount. The bow thruster compartment on my boat suffers from condensation in the winter months, unless i leave it open so it can ventilate. The condensation caused minor rust (easily remedied by a wire brush, Vactan rust stabiliser and Danboline bilge paint and a fair bit of contortionism on my part), the motor to sieze and the battery isolator to corrode (boatyard quoted £1200 for a new motor plus fitting and didn't notice the dodgy isolator). I took the motor to Cox's Auto Electrics in Atherstone, who refurbished it for £400 and replaced it myself along with a new isolator (£50). New anodes are about £40-£50 each but require fitting in a dry dock, say another £200-£300, more if needed for longer to do the blacking.
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  12. Are you sure that's the Coventry Canal? Looks more like the Ashby to me 😉😂🤣
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