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Murflynn

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Murflynn last won the day on November 17 2019

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  1. The most significant point is surely that the temperature of anything that is controlled by the temperature of the water and therefore of the baseplate is very steady and predicable whilst any other solution inside or outside the cabin will need constant monitoring to keep it cool or to stop it from freezing. Go for it!
  2. looks like some gadget from a 1950's sci-fi movie - or Thunderbirds perhaps.
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  4. when I did my RCD in 2008 the requirement for "downflooding" was 250mm when the boat was listing (tilted to one side) with the maximum allowable number of persons on board (which should be stated on the builder's plate) standing on the gunwale while hanging onto the roof rail. On my widebeam with 12 persons on board the engine vents were just within specification. .
  5. exackerly - and what's more, don't ask the domestic electrician you found on Google. Best you ask the marina or others who are hooked up for the name of a competent boat electrician.
  6. AFAIK the issue isn't just about whether boats can moor there, it's about whether they can set up a semi-permanent camp, using all the available bank-side, and preventing others from stopping for an hour or a day or two.
  7. I won't be here in 2050 - unless I'm in a very old people's home - regardless of whether people change or not. Having said that, for the past 6 years I have been cruising the Thames with a little leccy boat of my own design and now view the diesel powered monsters as anachronisms. Why visit the Thames where there is peace and quiet to enjoy at your leisure and then spoil it all by racing from one lock to another in convoys of white plastic 2- or 3-storey megaliths, proudly watching as your wake breaks against the banks? Some narrowboats are an exception and create little disturbance, but not all. The 8km/hr speed limit is apparently a target that most boats try to match or exceed.
  8. 230v is the "norm" for mains supplies in the UK. However the voltage measured at the consumer unit or fuse box will always be less than the voltage measured at the outgoing supply from the local substation. In extreme circumstances this can be significant. When I was working in Oman several of the air-conditioning units overheated and failed. We measured the incoming at 270V. This was because we were next to the substation and the electricity company had done its best to maintain a reasonable voltage for some new properties that were a long way from the substation.
  9. Oi !! This Fred is s'posed to about wot is NICE on the waterways now.
  10. My wife sadly passed away after a short illness a month ago and her last comprehensible words to me were "you are not staying in this house - you will rattle around in it and you won't look after it". so I bought a ground floor apartment in the housing development surrounding Abingdon-on-Thames marina. Sale completed on 30 June (just in time to benefit from the stamp duty holiday) and started to move my kit in yesterday. The boat will follow when our big house is finally sold (asking price offer was accepted even before the estate agent could put it on the market!). The view from my back door:
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  12. yeah but - if you are a liveaboard and do that regularly you will end up talking with a funny accent. Apparently it affects the vocal chords and you end up sounding like a yorkie playing the rhythm guitar.
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  14. it's actually a 50tonne work barge 13ft wide powered by a trolling motor.
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