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About frahkn

  • Birthday 12/24/1953

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    Birmingham

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    Twisted Reach
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    Alvecoat

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  3. If you assume that an anchor tossed overboard is going to save your boat - something has failed, either the anchor or the assumption.
  4. If peace of mind is a high priority (it is with me) then RCR are useful for an insignificant fee. My experience is that they get it right in the end but that the end is not always particularly near the beginning.
  5. Yes, as I have said (repeatedly) we compost all our 'product' as part of our home composting arrangement. We produce 5 litres of 'product' per week on the boat, 50% of this is coir, the rest isn't.
  6. We have a Victorian house with no toilet downstairs and have thought, for many years, of installing one. The problem is that though we have a useful space (below the staircase) it is a fair distance to the external waste stack, partly over a solid concrete floor. The faff of a macerator, pump and piping has put us off doing anything so far but we are considering a composting solution now that we have had experience of the one on the boat. Like the boat, this would be a "forced" change rather than an ideological one.
  7. I'm quite confident that it's not illegal but that is not the point; surely if you choose a composting toilet you need some arrangement for composting the output. I would not have had one (despite the convienience) if I was not in a position to arrange composting.
  8. If you plan to live aboard you need to consider storage space while composting finishes. I would emphasise that while the original 'product' does not smell and is easy to 'handle', it is not compost. In my opinion it should not be binned in that state. The loo is still fine after a second year by the way.
  9. Actually an engine room, particularly if it contains a relatively modern engine, provides a lot of useful (and flexible) space. It also encourages you too "know" your engine, service it yourself and push to the head of the line when you need expert help on a wet winter's day at a boat yard.
  10. As a temporary measure they would be better than nothing. The main problem, as I see it, is the size of the lip you are clamping onto, unless it's larger than average you risk the clamps vibrating off.
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  12. I have to say that I was really surprised by the lack of smell. I knew that many of the reviews said there was "no smell" but I has assumed that this should be read as "very little smell". Given that the fan in mine didn't work for the first week or so (it was in February though) I was very surprised at the lack of any smell.
  13. Thanks for the reply. I'm pretty relaxed about music, obviously I have particular favourites but I will listen to anything except country or rap. With comedy I really only enjoy satire but would not complain about anything which you mention except Mrs Brown. It really annoys me, it's like being in the shower when the Archers comes on the bathroom radio! The only US 'sit-com' I watch is re-runs of MASH. I hope I'm not a snob - not really for me to judge - but absolutely no one who knows me would ever call me "posh". 10 hours ago, ditchcrawler said: "It
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  15. Taking the other angle; can you (or anyone) explain how you find Mrs Brown Boys anything other than cringeworthy? This is a completely genuine question - I honestly do not even begin to understand.
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