Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

PeterCr

Member
  • Content Count

    69
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

5 Neutral

About PeterCr

  • Birthday 09/09/1956

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Australia

Recent Profile Visitors

476 profile views
  1. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    Yes I did read that and found it encouraging, lead acid batteries had relatively low self discharge rates when cold. As you say, not a problem in winter. Thanks for that. And yes 7 batteries.
  2. PeterCr

    Market Harborough Arm, new road bridge

    It may well have been us you passed!
  3. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    The idea at the moment is in, (or at) a marina, I'm currently at Debdale and considering hardstanding for the winter. I've had this recommended to me by some other Australians who did the same thing for many years and were very happy with it. It also avoids problems with bilge pumps and pitting.
  4. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    But I assume that for those 5 years you didn't have any solar? You were just fully disconnected from the power over winter?
  5. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    The only people we really know over here are my inlaws who are quite elderly and a little past that unfortunately. We've lived in Australia for the last 25 years so really don't know anyone local. It sounds pretty clear, from the replies, that leaving the batteries off power for that length of time will be pretty much the end of them. Will have to come up with another option. Maybe Roland's option is the best.
  6. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    Not a bad effort I thought either.
  7. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    Too late she's on the plane as we speak/type. The only upside is that she's going home to work!
  8. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    I'm a little stuck with being here more than for the 5 months or so cruising. Whilst I'm Australian my wife is English, so technically we could stay here all year. But if you've ever looked at the extraordinary cost and hassle of getting the visa that I need to stay here all year! So I only get visitor visas, so can't stay any longer. Call when you're there, would be nice to catch up.
  9. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    We'll be in Australia for the summer/winter, it's expensive to fly back, so won't be coming back till May or thereabouts for 4 or 5 months over the summer here cruising. I've got Vetus 105 ah lead acid batteries. Sadly I'm no expert on batteries hence wondering what I should be doing for the 7 or 8 months the boat is laid up. I've got 7 batteries (bow thruster, starter and 5 domestic) so buying a new lot isn't cheap. They seem fine so far, relatively new.
  10. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    No sadly I live in Australia. The weight limit on the flight might be an issue!
  11. PeterCr

    Do I need power?

    I'm considering options for mooring over winter, for about 7 or 8 months. Some of those options are in locations without power. I don't have solar panels. Should I be considering leaving the boat without a power supply for that time? What are the implications for the batteries? And is leaving the boat on continual power for that length of time an issue for the batteries as well if I elected for a power supply? Thanks all.
  12. PeterCr

    Market Harborough Arm, new road bridge

    We had to sit and wait till they bolted it all together. Another boat was on the other side waiting, they got through first once the canal opened again and they were quite chuffed to be the first boat ever under the bridge.
  13. PeterCr

    Know any good castles?

    Thanks everyone, there's some good ideas there, agreed about Dover Castle, we saw that a few years ago and were most impressed. I'd go again if I was down that way some time. Now to just put it all together and weave it into a cruise. Cheers
  14. PeterCr

    Know any good castles?

    Anyone been to both We went to Warwick castle last year and I agree, nice castle but the commercialisation does get on your nerves a bit. Kenilworth we might keep for next year and Bletchley is probably a bit too far for this year too. Another time. One of the best castles we've seen is on the Llangollen. We were coming back along the canal a couple of years ago and just came across it by chance, I can't even remember the name. But it was a great castle. Anyone been to both the Newark air museum and Coningsby and if so which in your opinion was better?
  15. PeterCr

    Know any good castles?

    Thanks Ray, we were both typing at the same time ☺️
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.