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Boater Sam

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  1. Thank heavens for some support. I was only trying to be helpful. I am going to stop posting on here, there are so many that just turn any innocent post into an argument. I have so many on ignore to try to avoid them that I only get half the posts anyway. It will be unfortunate for those boaters who seek help and who I am able and willing to help. So farewell Canalworld.
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  3. Now you are just being ridiculous and over compensating. My comment was well meant, not judgemental like yours. I expected better of you, my tolerance is normal, your remarks are extreme. My orientation is nothing to do with dinosaurs. I spend a large portion of my life in the far east, Thailand and the Philippines where a different sexual orientation is looked upon as a blessing. This is not the attitude that prevails in the UK.
  4. You may need a boat. The question is " Do I need This boat?
  5. I thought he was just taking a photo with his phone, two handed. Who was the dayglow figure or was it an apparition?
  6. Not worth the personal risk, let it go its own way. Even if you got a line on a boat that size you would do nothing with it unless you had a proper big bollard to check it on.
  7. About your new boat name. As you are OK displaying your sexuality I hope that you do not get too many homophobic remarks. You have been away for some considerable time, consider please. This is not Thailand where sexual orientation is an open book, Britain is still populated with folk who may take exception to GayZing and the rainbow. And act accordingly towards you. Why put yourself up as an Aunt Sally?
  8. Remember it needs to be adaptable to Propane ( or Butane if you still use ) not all domestics will. Many will have mains clocks, ignition, oven fans etc, Not intended for 12v.
  9. My 100w panel keeps my 500 Ah stack alive 4 months in winter no problem.
  10. Exactly, what all canals need, Bill and Ben then there would be Little Weed.
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  12. Years ago we had the use of a CTS 70' with an Ailsa Craig RF4 lump in the middle. Far and away too big to be sensible, impossible for spares. A lovely free swimming boat, did 2mph as soon it was in gear at tickover, cruised at 180 RPM and was a nightmare to use at times. Could never run it hard enough to clear the carbon, threw red hot carbon clinkers into your face all day. Eventually on the Bridgewater it started to knock, due to carbon build up. Ended up being towed back to its mooring for repair. Accommodation wise climbing around the flywheel to get through the boat was difficult, impossible when underway. Convinced me that as a live aboard I needed an engine under the floor not sat where the bedroom should be.
  13. This is the stuff, in various configurations sizes and end fittings. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-Copper-Plumbing-pipes-4Sticks-15-mm-x-15Mm-x-300mm-UK/274164806048?hash=item3fd57ef1a0:g:nLYAAOSwy3hdglhQ Its a good idea if a bit pricey. I use it for making hot rod cylinder converters.
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  15. But with a concession they are not disadvantaged, they are better off than the rest who are paying for their advantage.
  16. You were done! I have bought 3 Zanussi KWC 1300s for ourselves and friends for around £200 brand new graded stock. KWC 1301 is just a model update. Runs on the inverter fine, we normally start it after we have been running a while so that the water is hot. Candy were a client of ours, I'm not convinced about build quality or reliability.
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  18. Both pumped then, that makes life easier. As a retired "plumber" ( a bit more than that really ) I tend to frown on braided tails, its a tradesman thing. Could you work 15mm copper pipe close up to the cylinder, off the connections, to where you can easily connect to your plastic,? The cylinder connections will be either 3/4" BSP or 1" BSP parallel I would think, bent tap connectors would be the easy way. In copper they would take up a lot less space. Reducing inserts to 15mm copper then push fit copper to plastic assuming the plastic is 15mm and not 22mm.
  19. I would avoid using flex hose on the coil connections, the constant high heat will give them a short life. You may have trouble getting big enough bore ones too especially if this is a gravity circuit. Is your plastic plumbing not flexible enough? Ensure that you could change the immersion without taking it all out again!
  20. I hope that that ally ladder is secured to the bow...........................................................
  21. Honestly, who gives a damn whether its "legal" or not? If you can use it in a car, what's the big deal difference between a tin can and a 4mm thick steel boat cabin?
  22. So now its continuous like most warning buzzers other than some Betas, don't worry, keep cruising.
  23. We have used a Zanussi KWC 1300 for many years on an 1800w cheap but pure sine inverter with no problems. The only anomaly is the washer will keep starting to spin at the end of the cycle unless I leave a lamp on to keep the inverter out of power save mode. The washer uses insufficient power as it waits to spin which allows the inverter to go to sleep. The element will come on if the water temperature going in is lower than the wash temperature. So ours has a thermostatic blending valve set to around 45 degrees output on the hot and cold feeds and if we wash at 40 degrees the heater stays off providing there is sufficient hot water in the calorifier. Rinsing in hot water gets the clothes really clean without shrinking. My friend had the same washer on a Victron inverter and he too had to leave a lamp on but it is not a problem then.
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