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  1. Is it going to be painted? If so, moisture resistant MDF could be suitable.
  2. Butyl tape. Lots to choose from: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m4084.l1311.R1.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.XButyl.TRS0&_nkw=butyl+tape&_sacat=0
  3. Solar circulation pump: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solar-12V-24V-DC-Hot-Water-Circulation-Pump-Brushless-Motor-Water-Pump-3M-110/152600574418?hash=item2387b3f9d2:m:mTO7FHDmV17watyTMRB_tvQ
  4. Most baths have legs, so you could possibly gain around 6" by fitting the bath without them. That way you would only need to drop the floor 6" to achieve your desired headroom which may or may not be possible. You'd still need to deal with the drainage.
  5. I used Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus on my boat's doors. Very happy with the results. Although the skill of the applicator could have been better.
  6. Seems that you need a Webasto/Eber to one coil of the calorifier. That will provide hot water and also feed the radiators directly. Then you need to decide whether to use the second coil with the engine or the stove. I believe most folks have the engine but it could depend on your intended use of the boat. For instance if you cruise most days then it makes sense to use the engine heat for hot water. If you are permanently moored with shoreline and the engine seldom runs then the stove will be preferable. A stove circuit is likely to need a pump which presents a new set of challenges. The engine alone won't heat the whole boat, only provide a tank of hot water. If you are going to be using the engine to charge batteries it makes sense to heat the water at the same time.
  7. stegra

    TV licence

    As I recall, the tv license doesn't necessarily cover everyone living at a single address, only family and/or partner. In a house-share where the residents are unrelated, each occupant needs a separate license. I pay my license at a friend's address where I lived for a while before I got moved onto the boat. Don't know if this is technically ok but I reassure myself that I'm not evading the license fee.
  8. When I read the thread title, I immediately thought of the solar controller. I had problems with interference on my campervan. I never managed to cure it, just had to make do without the ancillary speakers. Perhaps you can check it by disconnecting the controller from the batteries. Do it when it's dark or cover the panels. The controller won't like being connected to the panels alone.
  9. If you're halfway through you're already committed to it, which seems to make your original question a little late. It's not clear whether this is a new shell being fitted out or an older boat... You use the term renovate but state it's a boat builder you're dealing with. If it's possible, it would be good to get the ownership title of the boat in your name and then the work at each stage signed over to you so that it becomes part of the boat. This way, should the builder go under during the build, you should hopefully still have the boat, rather than it being an asset of the company. It would still be a lot of hassle and you'd probably lose out to a degree, but better than losing everything. Have you searched this forum, and the Internet in general, to see if this builder has previous form?
  10. Paints4Trade do marine enamel in matt and satin finishes. I did my boat about 18 months ago using their satin and gloss paints. Very happy with the results. https://www.paints4trade.com/boat--barge-enamel-paint-785-p.asp
  11. It's possible to keep your landline number without having a landline. I have a 0117 number and two 0800 numbers permanently directed to my mobile. I don't have a landline. I pay less than £10/month which includes some incoming calls. (I'm not sure how many but I think it might be 500 mins.) The service is provided by eReceptioinst (Numberstore).
  12. Aerosol cans of carburetor cleaner dissolve tough grease in an instant. Not sure if it's wise to use it in an enclosed area though. It's also hellishly flammable. Maybe working a small area at a time would work, soaking up the liquid as you go.
  13. Not as easy as I thought to say who supplies the service. I'm invoiced from J2 Global as "your Numberstore invoice". A quick Google brings up eReceptionist.co.uk. It's quite a few years since I took the service but as I recall, I paid £10 each to buy the numbers. I pay 30p/day for the service for all three numbers. I think you can have up to 1000 numbers for that price! When I started you got 500 minutes per month incoming calls included in that price; I don't know if that's still the case but I've never had to pay for incoming calls. I have no complaints but I haven't had to do anything that might cause issues.
  14. Just having a landline number is no guarantee of a business's standing. I have a local (Bristol) landline number and two 0800 numbers. However I don't have a landline, or indeed, an address to have one. They're all directed to my mobile. I've no doubt that having these numbers gives added confidence to prospective customers.
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