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tortuga guy

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  1. Yes they do and we will equalise them , really wasn't going to go for that "set it to sealed" when it can be done properly , I intend to get the most out of them expensive batteries , thank you very much for your input and link.
  2. Mike, they are in parallel and now understand, I spoke to the electrician which is going to fit and install my panel and he completely agrees, thanks for your very useful input.
  3. Thank you Mike that's very useful and will double check
  4. But setting it to sealed isn't the correct setting , if I can set manually then surely it should be done that way , what I'm confused about it whether to double the numbers as I've two batteries
  5. This is all confusing me , should the bulk and float numbers be multiplied by two when setting parameters manually , as there are two batteries .........??
  6. Thank you for your replies , so if I was to go to "users" on the control panel and set it myself, and having two batteries do I need to multiply by two ?. Thank you for your time.
  7. Thanks for your reply, does that then mean that I would need to set the parameters my self under the "users" setting and double the numbers seen as I've two leisure 12v batteries?
  8. Hello you wonderful people. I have recently bought a 305w solar panel and kit for my narrow boat,it has a epever xtra n series xds2 mppt charge controller . My 2 leisure batteries are gpl-31t lifeline AGM 105ah, are the batteries and controller compatible ?, I'm asking as AGM batteries are not specifically mentioned in the controller's instruction booklet . Thank you all.
  9. THANK you I think I have some of that somewhere, cheers.
  10. That sounds like a neat trick and may try it, it may help till a proper fix, thank you Oh its the frame BTW, thanks again.
  11. Well it never has needed to be adjusted, he stated that the day it does that particular one won't be able to be tightened, so I thought I'd get them changed anyway for peace of mind, though saying that I've not noticed any difference in the 3 years I've had the boat, so it's become a job to do in not too long future I suppose. Thanks
  12. Only one of them has run out of thread, its what I learned from my last RCR inspection, he said it may need to be done at some point, the boat runs fine with minimal vibration, I think he means that if it ever needs tightening it will need changing and as I gather when one needs changing the lot are changed.
  13. Thank you for that extra bit of info , you're all wonderful , happy new year !.
  14. The present enlignement is fine but I think that when first fitted the threads and nuts were not entirely at the same height and so after years of tightening when needed one has run out of thread , it is the reason I'm having to change them as on my last engine check the engineer realised that one of them could not be tightened any further . Thank you for you input . Thanks , that's great advice .
  15. I was told on my last engine check that one of them was running out of thread and so to replace all four Still earning , yes that does make much sense , thank you very much. Yes it makes a lot of sense , thank you
  16. Hello all you wonderful people, i have a question , when changing engine mounts, does the engine need to be lifted out or can they be changed one at the time without it being lifted , please excuse my ignorance any reply will be greatly appreciated, thank you all for your time.
  17. Hello all you wonderful people, I wondered if any of you knew of a good window fitter in the London/Uxbridge area , I have 3 windows that need re sealing , willing to pay obviously, and plenty of tea and biscuits of course , any reply will be greatly appreciated, thank you all for your time.
  18. Member 3 44 posts Gender:Male Location:london/Harefield Boat Name:ELLIE Report post #16 Posted 2 hours ago thank you all , will this stuff do then ??? http://www.millersoils.co.uk/products/superfleet-sd-10w30/501
  19. thank you all , will this stuff do then ??? http://www.millersoils.co.uk/products/superfleet-sd-10w30/501 mrsmelly, the previous owner had the boat from new and from day one used the recommended oil in the manual, 10w/30 api cc, it also happens that he used the barrus shire brand, he also knew that i would not use the boat more than 250 hours when i told him about myself and my plans for the next 12 months last august, (the recommended time for an oil change is 250 hours or twelve months which ever comes first) i have only used the engine approximately 200 hours , 4-5 hours every week end since including all of winter and he had done the last oil change about this time last year , so thought it good form to follow the manual and use the same oil,. Ok i now understand that it doesn't have to be Barrus Shire brand oil but at least a good quality oil of the same viscosity / api spec, surely.
  20. mrsmelly, the previous owner had the boat from new and from day one used the recommended oil in the manual, 10w/30 api cc, it also happens that he used the barrus shire brand, he also knew that i would not use the boat more than 250 hours when i told him about myself and my plans for the next 12 months last august, (the recommended time for an oil change is 250 hours or twelve months which ever comes first) i have only used the engine approximately 200 hours , 4-5 hours every week end since including all of winter and he had done the last oil change about this time last year , so thought it good form to follow the manual and use the same oil,. Ok i now understand that it doesn't have to be Barrus Shire brand oil but at least a good quality oil of the same viscosity / api spec, surely.
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  22. tortuga guy

    oil change

    hello you wonderful people, it is time for my barrus shire 1200 diesel engine built in 2002 to have its oil changed, i only bought the boat last august and the previous owner told me back then that the oil would have to be changed around april / may so now is the time, he did leave me a bit of the oil he last used which is barrus shire 10w 30 api cc, the problem is that there isn't enough , so i thought i could use what is left in the prm 120 gear box which i believe is ok as it says in the manual to use the same oil, please correct me if i am wrong, however i can not find this same oil on line even on the barrus web site, have they stopped making it or / and is there a replacement ?? any info will be greatly appreciated thank you and happy cruising.
  23. oh, right , understood now, thank you WotEver.
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