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  1. Thanks for that. That will be a good option too. I have plenty of space back there too.
  2. Great - thanks for the advice. Didn’t want to do anything that might be deemed “dangerous” Out of the 3 possible locations the bedroom / freezer one is my preferred option. The one by the TV and the freezer could be neatly done as they have a cabinet to hide it in. I will avoid the fridge as it is not as easy to mount the USB adapter anywhere. Thanks again.
  3. Yes - about 50 total. Boat is 3 years old. All cabling etc in place when I bought it last year. The freezer is nearer. It is in a wardrobe in the bedroom. Maybe 20 / 30 foot total. This is run on a separate cable. That would be my preferred location for charging my phone / iPad in the bedroom. Also can mount the adapter into the bedside cabinet. Thanks for the help so far.
  4. Thanks for that. Probably use the socket I have by the tv that is not really used thanks for the eBay option. Was just using the amazon one for an example.
  5. Ok thanks. Will bear that in mind. Maybe just use the one by the tv. That was only used for a car radio which I don’t use anyway. The socket near the tv has lots of space to mount the adapter I linked to and would look quite neat. Also lots of space to hide and keep the wiring tidy.
  6. Not sure - I havent actually looked that close yet. I was just checking if it was ok to do “in theory” before delving too deep into the wiring. 52 foot boat with batteries etc at rear. Fridge and freezer are about half way down the boat so would roughly estimate about 25 feet. Thanks for your reply.
  7. Hi Everyone. I want to add a couple of USB chargers to charge up my phone and iPad etc.. Something like one of these ...... https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FFW919L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Doesn't have to be that exact one - just using that as an example. My boat already has a few 12V sockets for the fridge, freezer and one near the TV. Being lazy ........ I was thinking of just wiring in a USB charger into the same plug as the fridge or freezer. So the actual plug would have 2 lots of cables coming out. I will put an inline fuse before the USB charger / socket. Is this acceptable? Is it a really bad idea ? Dangerous ? I assume the correct way to do it would be to run a few cables all the way back to the fuse board. Or could I use some sort of junction box near an existing socket? Is that just as bad? Any thoughts or advice welcome. Thanks. BMP
  8. I am only new to the canal world myself so I am not an expert .... but doing the locks etc all adds to the fun of the canals.
  9. Not sure it is appropriate of me to add this or not for a bit of balance .... I have only bought one boat so can not profess to be an expert but I bought my boat from Great Haywood in August and I couldn’t fault them. The marina staff were also very helpful too. BMP
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    Haha - I know .... I realised that after I had posted it. Hoped nobody would notice !
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    Really ? It seams weird to me. Maybe I am just used to road signs. It seams odd to look back over your shoulder to see how far it is to where you are going. I wasn’t sure if it was the same everywhere or not.
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    I was on the Trent and Mersey the last few days and their signs appeared to be the same as you say. That is why I asked really as it appears to be a bit daft. Thanks for the reply. BMP
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    Hi Everyone. Apologies if this has been answered before. I have tried to search. This is more of a canal question rather than a boating question. Why do the sign posts or mile posts show the distance to where you have been rather than where you are going? By this I mean that as you are walking towards a sign post it shows the miles to the place you have just come from. On the other side of the post it shows the distance to where you are going. e.g. when walking on the Leeds Liverpool canal by where I live ..... as I am heading towards Liverpool the sign post says Leeds 46 miles and when I pass the post and look back it says Liverpool 6 miles.... Hope that makes sense !! Not important - just wanted to know why it is done that way. Thanks BMP
  14. In Messages... Top menu - Click Messages - Prefences Click on the Account tab In the "you can be reached for messages at" bit make sure there is a tick in the box along side your phone number as well as the email addresses. Give that a try. BMP
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