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  1. Correct Tony. I do agree with solar on the boat roof, I only have 160 watts up there, but this should be useful, kept fully charged, for those days when the solar isn't generating much, just as a back up.
  2. I do watch certain vlogs on Youtube. Recently many of the vloggers have been given a 'Jackery' unit to try out and then post a review. I know I constructed a power hungry boat, mainly due to a 240 volt fridge/freezer, and I also mostly use a 1kw kettle when I'm out and about. I'm based in a marina, but I leave for 3 to 4 months each year. Anyway (sorry for the waffle) I decided that one of these units would be useful, but wasn't that keen on the Jackery. Having looked at various reviews, I bought the 'EcoFlow River https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393503879948?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item5b9ea8b30c:g:IhIAAOSwcQ9hFkY7&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACkPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSU8qUIAeVPdz29zRlje3Lg9tiX9z4rSHj7NSmWIf7RzHbmiT0MX3pI8lCQN%2Bwc0qO5m6vvn0kInroNDjLMwXLR7mNk8NcT7EwXkI9RAzQC5nQM2qN8wlqSQiQCqQrib3OHgps8FgH2jd5aWf%2BoCSId1pvmRuQz8Oo813xPiP6cSaITaVsYAK1QGI%2Fp78F7C%2Foj7s8C4Ldg18itzxhKdXZkaENEkhQShrlXRHSJaPSKImvVazCPC%2BYYLhSrLr9FKnExbYnpK%2BQafuNI22z5zKJ3ml0bGEROzA22T%2B6uKERpKBFndN1rEKgmDSQv4D3y4fPvE8Avoxk3gVLUdrwXGZAzYBpIr8wWs3ML4wldK%2FpchzqIMoAeDw4jPzIlJiQEKjQJxIpPL%2B6PL0PLUZK0FkuIAdwdBKaOx5%2FLZ2fTgdChexnWM6dfbtXGd8kNXsgMEbmBme3QqXluBAl2gGIgVQBpmZ59Yt%2FqKC6ALWTaV4AHiG9KmKbDvE9n7qyL83aguobW%2FpCcIvoBJV51vBYHTkmcEmLbcSjsuqcq6b9KB2b5%2FOsxHpwhUVNMjQYdNKaIGCOZckHfMgGLpeiKLfYDjkwZzvvUXoT1DOfOlcWXtfCIOyP0uvrXdHbbXSDCNcuoCUk%2B53SgV3zPAGFeD4sWNiIvWlz3LuyF%2Bb0ne%2FsKrm8O8r%2B0hUmvkPCCLRsoEL5pC4d4xnpe6W0BVf5RZgEUme4U5o2ciwX9iRMRgXmaeEDmMcW%2BS57nBE8SgnviMu1J1r%2BBpTMSJ%2BM23vEvsVNKIeNtWVlYL3KwGS9GcFyGTzH3EjgdHte46XiAejbECcweYTe|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524 Now, I've been using it around the house, and I'm very happy with it. I think it will allow me another couple of days without having to run the engine. I've also been looking at portable solar and decided to go for the Renogy 100w suitcase. This plugs directly into the Ecoflow for charging. The panel arrived yesterday and I'd taken the Ecoflow down to 75%. I've just set up outside and the panel is giving 70 watts and the Ecoflow shows it will be fully charged in 1 hour, for this time of year, I'm very impressed. As I've said, I've bought these with my own English Pounds and it has cost just over £500. Quite pricey, but I'm sure my 4 @ leisure batteries will be happy. Hope that may be of some use.
  3. Not sure exactly what you're after, but if you do a search for 'canal lock parts diagram' on Google images, I'm sure you will find something to help.
  4. Another satisfied customer here, well recommended.
  5. Maybe they could be even more radical and mothball London and transfer some of the resources to the Rochdale and Huddersfield.
  6. I have 4 UFO vents fitted, including 1 over the shower, there's never been any condensation drips from them, personally, I chose to fit them on the new build and find them very good.
  7. If you haven't taken Alan up on his offer, have a look here https://www.marinedieselbasics.com/bmc-diesel-engine-manuals/
  8. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  9. Got mine off ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154415903757
  10. Same happened to my 100W flexible panel, I bought a 160W rigid panel which covered almost exactly the same space, this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124454982088?var=425329918427 I also used the same mounts as David, and simply plugged into the wiring that I already had fitted.
  11. When out and about, I've often had to lengthen or shorten the ropes connected to fenders and tyres to get a bump free evening. I remember someone saying to me that a small hook could be placed in the fender hook to allow you to easily wrap the rope and shorten it, thus raising the height of the fender. I've just been playing with a scrap of buffalo board and come up with this. Rope hangs from the bottom hole, if you want the fender higher simply loop the rope around the top sticky out bit. I'll be going to boat on Wednesday and will try it out and post another pic. I realise the last post about Fender hooks was an ebay scam, I'm not making or selling these, just put it out there as an idea. Kevin
  12. Have a look at the boat batteries here https://advancedbatterysupplies.co.uk/product-category/leisure-batteries/boat-marine-batteries-chargers/narrowboat-batteries/
  13. More 4 now, looks like this one could be interesting.
  14. Martin helped me from Marsden to Slaithwaite on Tuesday, fantastic guy and very helpful. I hope you'll contact CRT and send a compliment message as I did.
  15. Keep everything crossed, according to CRT notice, this should be finished and the stretch re-opened at 8-00 on Monday.
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