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LadyG last won the day on January 18 2019

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  1. I have no idea, strikes me that you are winding us up. Did the vendor find that every other prospective purchaser just ran away when they discovered this flaw, viz it may not be owned by the vendor. How can you possibly know? What does the vendor suggest? Is it usual for the vendor to borrow money against a boat, I would say not. I trust its not the same scam I was asked to get involved in, a boat offered by New and Used, but the vendor wanted me to transfer money to a third party. Ask for Receipts / Bill of Sale. Don't expect a solicitor to help you, they are not in that business.
  2. Yes, that in in hand, I won't be asking anyone other than Kevin Knight if I can help it. ? There were four batteries in the bow and four in the stern plus the starter, and the charging is through the starter battery (in layman's terms). Now we have two in the bow and three in the stern plus starter. There is a black box under the sink. I'm not going there, it's all too much........
  3. SORTED problem identified. In the deepest recesses of the boat lurked two f****** batteries linked by hidden passages to my nice new agms. They boiled, they heated, they expelled hydrogen sulphide, and they were determined not to give in. My new batteries are on overnight charge, time will tell, are they dead or alive ? Thank you to those who kept the faith, and who contributed positively, you know who you are. Jo
  4. I keep telling the guys on here that I can't actually provide the info they require. I can change the battery reading by turning off and on the seven or eight isolator switches. But I will try to get the multi meter working. Though I know that from readings overnight that the bows are at about 11.5, the stern are all fully charged, at least as much as I can because the engine is running about four hours per day. If it was a simple system it would have been sorted by any good electrician, but I cannot judge the quality of an electrician by just chatting. I have gently encouraged two of them to re design the system, the first agreed to, then gave up, and the current one is very supportive, but I am not sure if he really wants to take this on. I can't expect Tony Brooks to sort this mess, he is supposed to be enjoying his retirement, like me, lol. Kev is current electrician, he is supportive, but I am not sure, if I were him, consider the job is worth the hassle, when his remit was to change batteries and fit radio. It's not looking like that anymore.
  5. I get complaints if I ignore the regular abusers, so I promised to read everything on one particular post, so all I got was abuse from those I have on ignore. Nothing that could be helpfull just abuse. I don't know why these people even exist, the planet would be better wthout them. You note that I rarely name names, but that idiot PD is typical, what he thinks he is doing other than being a complete prick is beyond me. The others who posted are those who know I have them on ignore, but they don't like being ignored. Obviously one of these people wil report the post,nand I will be bsnned for life, that's a relief.
  6. I won't be back. Just look at posts by wanker PDsomething, someone who obsesses , who has never met me, but who goes around talking about who I am, what I do, it's just beyond normal.
  7. Stalking is a criminal offence and being abusive and obsessive title tatting is a complete pia, there are so many nasty people on here it's beyond unreal. Folks think boating is fun, well I can tell you some people on here need to zip their lips.
  8. I don't read Alan's posts, and I wish he would not comment on mine. I am prepared to have a big battery bank and keep the figures up to the best they have been in the past, I know the voltage will drop over 35ft direct, I have no reason to think the cable size is an issue, its been there for twenty years. I don't think there is any reason to replace it, or an electrician would have suggested it. That is their job, they know the batteries should be at the stern, I know it, everyone knows it by now. Let's hope no one goes down this route when fitting out their boat.
  9. See your above abusive post to se why you are on ignore, not constructive. Do you suppose I have just posted so eedjits like you can hurl abuse at me, in fact Chagall pointed me in the right direction, ie the immersion water heater has been on for some indeterminate time, it is now off, and two of the three labels will be will be changed from heater to immersion, though I won't forget it now. Electrician had his head in the wiring box for a couple of hours, worked out what was happening, he's an electrician, if it took him two hours, do you wonder it has taken me two years? I managed on my proper boat by using a good electrician to sort the electrics, a good mechanic to service the engine and so on, a good boatyard to lay a mooring, I did not sew my own sails either, I employed a sail maker. The bow batteries are behind a large cupboard which first has to be emptied, then they are under the well deck, I can't actually reach them easily, just about reach the first one, the second one, I can just about see the wiring. The starter battery is on a shelf under the stern deck, I might just be able to reach it, but there is no point it fires up the engine no bother. The other domestic bank has a cover which is screwed down, covering two batteries with another at arm's length. I don't think you need to know these things, best not to respond to my posts.
  10. I've found them, just let cat out as I'm on a newly constructed road, with a grass verge, obviously more concerned about him than if in a field, but he is sitting on the boat. He used to live in Glasgow, as a stray, so he should be wary of traffic. I'd hate anything to happen to him.
  11. He's happily married with a ready made family of grandchildren, he'll never be rich, but he sems to like dabbling in various businesses, his car is something weird, think Grunge Allegro, that is his main business I think: customising cars and sorting classic cars, all a but of a mix. Boats are just a diversion.
  12. It's the difficulty of testing the batteries with a multimeter I cant access all the batteries, it takes half an hour even to get at them, I never use a multimeter, I don't know if it still works, I can't be sure how it works. I have an LED voltmeter at the bow batteries, at this exact moment they are showing 12.25 the engine has been off for 90minutes, they were 10.6 this morning at 5.00 am, engine on for about seven hours. I will move the boat again on to some cat friendly moorings tomorrow, that should be another four hours, hopefully some sunshine. The LED seens to be the most precise gauge, the voltmeter at the back, is showing somewhere between 14.2 and 14.4 I think.
  13. Somehow all the ducks got in a row two weeks ago, and the immersion heater has been sucking power of the batteries. This Co incided with my plan to do laundry on a daily basis, using more hot water than usual, you could not make it up There are at least four heating systems on the boat, and something which is black box, under the sink, freeze preventer. The immersion switch is so labelled, but later up the line to the batteries it becomes Heater, I assumed this referred to Webasto, but apparently not. I think I might invest in a label maker,
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