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  1. Indeed, as I say, devil certainly in the detail. If my supposition is correct however and if suppliers switch to white (both big ifs I admit) then prices may fall as the general diesel market has a greater need for white over all, hence wholesale prices are lower, once duty is reclaimed and if (there I am with that if again) supplier pass this on, then prices could actually drop
  2. This may not be as bad as it seems, reading between the lines here, it sounds as if the plan might be that we all have to use white but then can claim back the duty for fuel used for domestic use. Of course this does mean we will need to front the higher cost, but will get the money back. The devil of course will be in the detail.
  3. I suppose at the end of the day until the budget is announced it is all speculation anyway, but if the legislation is worded the same as the consultation then there is a disconnect between the terms from a view of our usage, I.e. domestic and static, as our usage is domestic not industrial, but clearly is not static. I supposed there is a degree of interpretation there
  4. Going back on topic, I’m not sure actually how much this is different to the previous proposals. I’ve not got access to The Times article, but reading elsewhere, this seems to be basically what was in the Red Diesel Consultation that started in 2018, so I read it as, as we suspected the current system of using Red but self declaring will end, but it does state that “Red Diesel used for domestic purposes in a static situation will be unaffected”. The concern here is the “in static situations” part but again the consultation document make much more reference to business and industry. I suspect t
  5. Tony Brooks many thanks for taking the time to write a very good explaination that really did help. in fact many thanks to everyone. I will research NiFe batteries, don’t know anything about them. Outside sockets sounds like a brilliant idea, probably wouldn’t have thought of that. Will add that to the list, thank you. We are I would say still very much at information gathering stage, and are weighing up whether to have a boat built or buy a used boat, either way we would probably be doing major works. Sure this won’t be my last question and I’m reall
  6. Yeah a good philosophy to be honest and one that SWMBO is always telling me I ignore too much!! Unfortunately as we will both still be working we won’t have the luxury of be able to cruise all summer long so although we won’t be permanently tied up in a marina and will be out as much as possible, as I said probably finding somewhere to moor for a week locally and commuting, some periods of marina living in the summer will be inevitable. Obviously we can’t stay out for weeks on end as we couldn’t probably move far enough without falling foul of CRT ( and of course I also have no
  7. Many thanks for the replies. I suppose there was a degree of naïvety in wondering if there was a way of automating the process - but I have no problem with human input - as you say, its what its all about!! Just to clarify, we will be living aboard. Probably another silly question but I can see how setting the voltage of the charger lower than then solar controller would prioritise the solar to charge the batteries, and would I assume then switch shore power when voltage on the solar drops off, but out of interest what would happen if the power draw was greater than the solar was
  8. Hi All First post here so go easy on me!! We are early on in our journey that will hopefully see us eventually take to the water and I am trying to research as many things as possible. This great forum and other searches has been able to answer most of my questions so far, but there is one question that I am struggling with is as follows: If you have a good solar array (well good in summer at least!!) is there a way for the on board electrical system to favour this over power from a shore line when hooked up? I.e. it will use electricity generate
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