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Murflynn

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Murflynn last won the day on November 17 2019

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  1. OP should try leaving his untaxed car parked on the road. he knows what will happen. why does he think canals are different? 🙄
  2. I have 2 electric "day-boats" and I have given up serious cruising. Mooring outside my back door on the Thames so charging is easy. Regarding EV's as I am now retired and have little need for regular long journeys, doing perhaps 2k miles per year, there is no advantage to me getting an EV, either for myself or for the planet. For high mileage drivers EV's should become the only practical and affordable solution. I suggest that road tax should be abolished and petrol and diesel should attract huge tax increases. Low mileage users would suffer little increase in overall running costs, while high mileage users (and the companies they work for when the companies are paying expenses) would have a real financial motivation to go EV.
  3. When I lived in Bristol I found Force 4 was excellent and convenient (located at the Marina) but I understand they have closed that branch what with covid and other things. make less money? ....... take less money but with minimal overheads it may show bigger profits.
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  10. thank you Nick. it confirms more or less what I thought - a pity the very well-written owner's manual wasn't checked by the technicians in the front line who have to deal with customers. just for the record, the EProp motors are fantastic and, according to all the reviews, a step ahead of Torqeedo which were the gold standard but are now having to play catch up to match EProp.
  11. I read everywhere on the web that one of the advantages of lithium batteries is that they do not have a "memory" whilst NiCads do. I have an EPropulsion 1.0 outboard with a 1.3kwh 40v battery in my boat which is moored at the back of my home. I go for frequent short trips and I used to connect the charger each time I returned, and disconnect it when the indicator light went blue. When I went for a longer trip the battery charging indicator gradually dropped from 95% to 80% and then plummeted to 15%. Soon after the system shut down for "low battery" . I took the battery to EPropulsion's depot in Hamble and the technician checked it out. All the cells were healthy. He advised me not to charge it each time I use it, but to run it down to about 20% before charging in order to keep the cells in balance. Luckily I have a spare battery so this is manageable. The user manual simply states to avoid overcharging and makes no reference to cycling the battery over a wide range. Perhaps someone could explain why this situation is not effectively the same thing as a "memory" issue.
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  13. aye, it's allus bigger and better oop north 😉
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