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About ronnietucker

  • Birthday 24/08/1971

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    Linux, art and boats. In that order. :)

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  1. OK. Who did it? Own up... Someone accidentally drained Kennet and Avon Canal by leaving the locks open https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/18/someone-accidentally-drained-kennet-avon-canal-leaving-locks-open-7733321/
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    Water tank level gauge. Best thing EVER!

    Unfortunately, I don't have direct access to the tank. It's like a petrol tank in a car. The water goes in a fill point down to the tank which is under a floor panel.
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    Water tank level gauge. Best thing EVER!

    It does look OK, but the meter isn't going to be in a convenient and easy to see place.
  4. The plastic hood windows were looking rather dull, lightly scratched, and sad. Some kind soul on here suggested rubbing them with toothpaste first then Brasso. Using a microfibre cloth. Holy crap! What a difference!
  5. I'm not sure of the capacity of my boats water tank, so it was always a bit of Russian roulette when using a lot of water. Am I nearly out? Will I awake in the morning to the horror of not having enough water for a cuppa? Water tank level gauge to the rescue! It did involve cutting a hole in the (top!) of my water tank then inserting the probe thing: You do need to cut the probes to length. The two longest ones should pretty much touch the bottom of the water tank (to show nearly empty) with the other two cut in relation to the two longest to give a notice of full and half full. A cable runs from the probe thing to the little control panel. It needs a 12V supply. Let's see: Oh! I could do with a top up! *glug glug glug glug* (that's the water tank, not me) Ah! Much better Best £40 I've spent in a long time.
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    Cheap Chinese charger

    I love buying cheap stuff from China, but I'm always wary of electrical stuff. Especially anything with 240V! Even though the spec SAYS something is in there doesn't mean the Chinese factory has added/connected it. There are numerous cases of people buying things like solar panel battery banks to find that either the solar panel isn't actually connected to anything, or the solar panel is fake and does hee-haw. Maybe check YouTube for reviews of that particular model? I do like the Chinglish manuals you get with some of these things though. They're worth reading just for the entertainment value.
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    Tint Toplac?

    Thanks for the advice folks. I might hang fire and not paint her this weekend anyway. It's been lovely the past few weeks, but as soon as I get a week off? Boom! Rain. Bloody typical.
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    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Oh, it'd have to be Escape from Alcatraz style. And definitely, some tied together bed sheets. I'm too short for the part of Clint Eastwood, but I do have a dinghy.
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    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Hopefully, the nice lady can get the cell door working again. Failing that we might need to make a jailbreak.
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    Tint Toplac?

    Is it possible to tint International Toplac (gloss enamel) paint using another (non-Toplac) paint, or something from B&Q? Most websites show Toplac Snow White as having a tint of cream to it. Bought it, but (on delivery) it looks pure white to me. I'd like to tint it (just a touch) with something if possible.
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    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Am I the only one who sees the irony in someone from the prison service being brought in at a time when most boaters are prisoners? (Due to the knackered bridge.) But, best of luck to the lady. She (and the appointed CEO) have a lot of negativity to overturn. Here's hoping this is a turn for the better.
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    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Oh right. What gave you the positive vibes?
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    I use https://www.basic-boat.com/
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    Hot weather on a boat?

    I have a couple of rather snazzy chrome USB powered fans. £15 for two on Amazon. They're 5V 2.5W each and almost completely silent. I also have a 12V one which I haven't tried yet. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014WT8L32/
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    Dulux Weathershield For Boat Painting

    Was that on GRP though?

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