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  5. Vibration - caravan's "rumble" along the road, boats have engines (and the odd serious impact with lock sides according to Tim and Pru) Or they don't "get " the difference between a Springer in Milton Keynes and a 28ft yacht on the Solent...
  6. The horn might not work? 😄 (as intended to be not entirely serious)
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  8. Disconnect (where possible) the 240v end fittings - by judicious gentle "tugging" establish if you might be able to use the existing wire to pull the right stuff through... Failing that, replace the 240v fittings with unambiguous 12v equivalents even where out of sight - it'll be a lot better than what you have now. Upgrade the cable run later when it's warmer
  9. I very nearly got bitten by a supposed professionals installation of such a piece of kit. We were fitting out some server racks to provide resilience (using a different make of server and a different operating system) to try and make sure essential IT services kept going from December 31st 1999 to January 1st 2000. There were insufficient electrical feeds in the data hall, the "local engineer" tapped his nose and said "leave it to me". We (perhaps unwisely) did... Came time do dismantle the kit (having had no trouble at all from Y2K) we couldn't find how to turn the rack off!- never mind, pull all the power cables and start removing servers. At some point we found an IEC "male" connector with a cable vanishing down a hole in the floor - it popped in a different rack across the aisle - also with a male IEC on it. And plugged into a distribution board which was live...
  10. Would he also have had the useful "Male to Male" extension to connect external shore power into a convenient 13A socket onboard?
  11. I'm slightly intrigued by (not intended as a dig at Alan, I appreciate he's simply quoting the published regs) Which I'd interpret as nothing wrong with using 13A square pin on the boat for 12V provided you don't use the same connector for 230 V AC on the boat. I wonder how many people over the years have carefully lifted their 12V TV, with its 12V 13A plug, off the boat and absent mindedly plugged it in at home...
  12. I'll plead the fifth amendment on that one!
  13. The phones at Manchester Uni (early 80's) had a lock to prevent dialling zero - you could make internal calls but not get an outside line.... Unless you had the knack of tapping the cradle ten times at the correct cadence...
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  15. 1st ade

    Apologies

    Seconded (Thirded?) Whatever - Apology not required - take care.
  16. I'll see your 737 and up to a ..... Space Shuttle!
  17. Being on a Thames Barge towed at 28 knots behind a destroyer must have been "interesting"...
  18. Not a meme but copied from another forum. Dear MP I am in a bit of a quandary and would appreciate your advice as a member of the governing party. My daughter may be getting married this year and we would very much like to "give her away" with a nice wedding, reception etc. Obviously with the current pandemic showing few signs of abating I realise that this has the potential to fail due to social distancing restrictions etc. The quandary that I have is whether I need to invite the PM to the reception or if asking guests to "bring their own booze" is sufficient to classify the reception as a work meeting. Can you tell me which is the best route to go? Yours
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  20. Towards the front or the Bach?
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