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Karl

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  1. Karl

    Weathertex on roof

    don't think that would work somehow but thanks for the idea !
  2. Hi all, well our boat is coming together after several repairs since purchase. The roof however is in need of a re paint and is covered with a textured paint which has blistered and split in parts letting water get underneath some of the paint. The plan is to remove the paint in these areas and rub it down before repainting. Someone said to use Weathertex paint as used on houses but don’t know if this is the best idea. It would no doubt be cheaper than using canal boat paints. Is this a good idea ? Anyone else used this stuff or anything similar from the diy store ? Do I have to clean the roof with anything before repainting ? Your help please !
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    Thetford toilet issue

    Came back tonight and all appears back to normal. My guess at the moment is the toilet paper. I think possibly it isn’t shredding properly and was getting clogged up but over the day has gone soft enough to separate. I’m going to try thinner stuff and see how it goes. Thanks again.
  4. Karl

    Thetford toilet issue

    Hi, Thanks for the quick response. We are on mains hook up and have been from the start. We have decided to use the thinner Thetford paper for the time being and just use the toilet for liquids in case there is some sort of blockage. If there is then hopefully just liquids and decent paper will clear it. It appears to be working fine but just the tone has gone deeper when working which concerned me !
  5. Hi All. I have a Thetford Macerator toilet which is working fine, I think. We bought the boat recently and thought the toilet was noisy when flushing like a high pitched rattle but out this down to not being used for some time as the boat was up for sale for several weeks. After three weeks of use by us though its tone has become deeper and slower when running if that makes sense. We have done a pump out so we know its emptied recently. Is this normal or do some times they change tone or do I need to get some repairs. That said it does flush and get rid of anything. We were using normal toilet paper until recently but now gone on the Thetford toilet paper.
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    Wi fit on board

    we took the plunge and bought from David at Wifi Onboard. Router and magnetic aerial. we got and unlimited data sim card from Three for£20 a month on a two year contract but its discounted for Six months to £11. All is working well and we can even stream Netflix without any problems. System is working great and set up in mins.
  7. Karl

    Webasto timer reset

    No. A lot more basic than that.
  8. Karl

    Webasto timer reset

    All three have a time in them. How do I delete the other two times, time settings 2 and 3.
  9. Hi all, I have no instructions for a webasto timer. Apparently it’s an old one with three programs. I have managed to set clock and program the timer but I don’t want it to come on three times only once. How do I just program it to come on once a day in the morning ?also will it shut itself off after a cartain length of time or does it rely on me switching it off ? How d o I rest the timer back to zero so no settings are set to come one ? Many thanks.
  10. Hi all, I have no instructions for a webasto timer. Apparently it’s an old one with three programs. I have managed to set clock and program the timer but I don’t want it to come on three times only once. How do I just program it to come on once a day in the morning ?also will it shut itself off after a cartain length of time or does it rely on me switching it off ? Many thanks.
  11. Hi, Thanks for that. I don't know the difference between an RCD and an MCB. !
  12. Hi all. well this is two different things to be honest. Firstly we are new to boating and have just bought a boat and finding our way around it. I have bought a Galvanic isolator as one isn't fitted. Comes with good instructions to fit the isolator but cannot find the appropriate earth wire that I need to cu into on the boat. I presume the general set up of boats will be roughly the same. Can someone tell me the best and easiest way to get in to the appropriate earth wire ? Secondly we have found that three or four times during our week stay on the boat the trip switches have sometimes tripped to the 230ac on the boat and on the mooring post once. W have disconnected items on the boat such as the kettle and other appliances to try to find the fault but does not happen at regular intervals. It can happen twice in one day and then nothing for several. Mainly when hot water heater is on or something that draws a lot like the washing machine. If we have anything heavy on then switch on other items such as small things that's when it might go. are we possibly asking too much from the shore power or should it be ok with this ? maybe we are asking too much at anyone time !
  13. Karl

    Wi fit on board

    Hi all, I am interested in WiFi on board and have contacted a company named as such. Reports appear good but I am also looking at using two smart TVs on board so I can watch tv on the net via a 4g router rather than marina WiFi can this be done ? Are the routers good enough. Stem tv on board and how do I go about getting a SIM card for the router ? Also how much data and speed do I need ? I’ve been told three do one for about £20 a month with u limited data but don’t know ether it is strong enough to do tv aswell as internet or am I getting it all confused. Man thanks.
  14. Hi all, I have had a survey done on a boat today I am in process of purchasing. All appeared well except the report came back that the bow thruster tubes have no covers/guards/grills. And they need blacking inside. Blacking I understand but do I need guards etc ? I appreciate the logic to stop items being sucked in the tube and getting stuck but I also think that smaller items will get sucked in and thrown out the other side if no guards are fitted. What are your thoughts,experience please ? The boat is waiting to back into the water and can’t make my mind up. Many thanks.
  15. Just found out a boat I am considering buying has Kingspan foam board as insulation. As its a self build but owner has made several and they all appear good should I be concerned over the Kingspan foam board ? I do know that a factory new build has spray insulation. Is it something I should be concerned about. As I say its a good quality looking boat so don't think he would have skipped on insulation but there is no way of really checking how it is as its all hidden !!!!!!!!
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