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  1. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  2. If anyone is is contact with the current owner of my former boat Batavia (a grey tug with many rivets), which I sold 18 months ago via Braunston Marina, please could you ask him to contact either me or the company which is storing some boat stuff for him? The boat stayed in Braunston for a while but I heard a while ago that it was now somewhere "further North". Please PM me if any further information or clarification is required. Many thanks Chris G
  3. The problem seems to be that what was a small crack in the offside abutment of the Lower Kings Road bridge has become a large crack. The road and canal are both closed. Chris G
  4. I have been waiting years for 2 Axis generalised machine theory to appear on CWDF! The full Kron tensor approach , please. Chris G
  5. Possibly because the Gulper NRV is of the type known as a duckbill valve. As these are basically full-bore valves, they are very difficult to block. However, most people probably wouldn't think of fitting one in a boat, as they would be more familiar with a swing check or spring check type valve. Despite being excellent for certain applications (typically in drainage systems) duckbill valves do have a couple of disadvantages, though. First, they don't completely prevent reverse flow and second, they normally have to be fitted (somehow) between flanges if they are to be installed in a pipe (as opposed to the end of an outlet). Chris G
  6. Having read the print article, I think that you are being very polite! Chris G
  7. There are many companies who can produce Traffolyte front panels and one which specialises in industrial, rather than marine, panels will probably be cheaper. However, be warned - one off panels of the kind you want won't be very cheap! Chris G
  8. Our old Sibir fridge (a different model from yours) had an incredibly fine filter just before the burner jet, which looked like a dented washer whose centre was covered in a mesh you could barely see.. If your fridge has one of these, check that this is not blocked. It was necessary to dismantle the burner assembly (easily done). When we finally got rid of the Sibir, due to increasing problems with lighting it, I dismantled it for spares - only to find that the pipework in the fridge was filled with rusty sludge. This was probably the underlying cause of the problem. Worth checking. Chris G
  9. There are some copies for sale on abe at the minute for not-to-silly money! Chris G
  10. Patrick Leach's website contains everything you could wish to know about Stanley planes and is very amusing. Read his comments about the #55 and #193. http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html Chris G
  11. There is also the minor point that currently domestic gas is about 1/4 the price of standard tariff electricity (and still 1/2 the price of off-peak electricity) per kWhr! Will the relative price of electricity come down? I think not. Chris G PS Also, from the viewpoint of overall thermal efficiency, one should burn gas in the house, not in a power station (unless the waste heat can be used there).
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