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frahkn

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About frahkn

  • Birthday 12/24/1953

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    Birmingham

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    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Twisted Reach
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  1. I have had this particular boat for 7 years and the dog for 6. In that time no one has been swept off the back, nor tripped over the dog. The dog and I could be in an area the size of Texas and the dog would still be under my feet so I have learned to be careful where I step.😀
  2. We have a trad stern and a (slightly larger than average) golden retriever, she, my wife and I can all fit on the back. One of us (not the dog) just steps onto the gunnel if the other needs more room.
  3. When I bought my (used) boat, it was tiled throughout. I would have preferred almost any other flooring as access to the bilge is practically impossible. It looks great but is more trouble than it's worth.
  4. No, didn't need to, a CaRT guy and some workers were there by accident (they wanted to get a CaRT boat through) and were trying to sort it out. The ground paddle was broken in the open position so it was impossible (unaided) to open the bottom gates against the flow of water. Luckily they were big guys and muscled us and other boats through. This was obviously a temporary solution and the CaRT chap thought it would take several days to get a permanent repair. Just seems strange that I have seen nothing on the site.
  5. There was a problem with the ground paddle at Colwich lock as I came through a few days ago. There is nothing on the CART site about this; does anyone know if the problem is fixed now? Thanks.
  6. No apology needed. I will ring Phil's guy and open the front of the combi to contemplate the innards but in the end, I suspect, I will get another one (or perhaps separate inverter and charger).
  7. I suspected that I was answering the wrong question, sorry. The answer to your question is "yes", the on position will give a result similar to yours.
  8. The combi cannot be set to 'charger only' manually, it has one, three position, switch. The three positions are "off", "on" and "remote" but it (or the boat) did not come with a remote.
  9. That is a very useful idea, although I don't know if the charger element can be disconnected, I'll have to see. I will give him a go next week. Thanks.
  10. My Mastervolt combi has a problem with the battery charger. It's a pre 2003 model so the only answer may be replacement but it may be worth running the problem by you folks first. When on 16 Amp shore-power it always goes to float too soon but if I switched it off and on again, it got there eventually. Now, it's allowing my batteries to discharge rather than charge. For example, last night my battery management display showed "0 Ah with 0.3A going in". This morning it showed "-6 Ah with 1.2 A" going in. Is there a solution other than getting a new one?
  11. When I'm off the boat I walk the dog along that stretch and while it is pretty grotty, you need to remember that it passes through the 'inerest' of inner cities. Beyond Yardley there are some nice surroundings, you just need the bottle to explore a bit. I see quite a few boats moored along this section and have never seen one come to harm.
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  15. Yeh, of course, but you don't, do you?
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