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  1. 5 hours ago, robtheplod said:

    True... I have some very big funnels as well..... this is looking good as buying the 20L barrel cuts my oil costs in half. I'll take it to the boat in 5L containers that i have.

    I buy my oil from s & a they somtimes send 4x5 litres if you order 20l if you ring them they will send it like that really good firm to deal with


  2. 2 hours ago, Tracy D'arth said:

    700W  will be fine.


    The 3000VA rating of the inverter does not mean it will power a 3kW appliance, it depends on the power factor of the load. However an oil filled heater should not have any inductance or capacitance so in theory you could power a 3kW radiator but I would not advise it as you would be sucking around 280A from your battery.

    700W will suck 60A  to 70A from the battery, is your alternator up to it? It will probably get very hot after a while.

    Have i had a glass of wine or you The guy with the dawn craft you said set it on fire yet this the guy you give good advice who has had a drink before posting youor me

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  3. This is just another typical forum where there are half a dozen posters who think everything they say is gospel if you disagree they have a fit Just because you have been boating for fifty years does not make you an expert

  4. So the guy might be happy with what he has so why try to belittle him   has it occured to you he might just want somthing to mess and tinker with as for you i only hope the poor buggers you trained took it all with a pinch of salt

  5. So just say a bit of a bad idea as they are not well thought of boats spend your money elsewere  He might be happy with what he has and just trying to improve things As for my spelling at my time in life and the way the world is going i really do not give a shit

  6. 1 hour ago, MtB said:

    I think licenses should be put up to £5,000 a year per boat as that is broadly what the canal system needs spending on it to keep it working. 


    The root problem is a serious disconnect between the huge cost of maintaining the canals and trivial sums CRT charge boaters pay to use them. 

    Says mr money bags

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  7. 2 hours ago, Neil2 said:

    When you observe the numbers of people piling onto the canals at the moment, previously half full marinas that now have waiting lists, and boats selling for twice what they were worth two years ago... I don't consider the licence fee to be anything like high enough.  


    I have always argued that it would be far better if boaters made a realistic contribution towards the upkeep of the canals because it would place them in a position of power, and make CRT more accountable.  As it is, it suits CRT very well that licence fees make up less than half the expense as it's a convenient excuse for a third rate service.  


    Of course the day will come when exchequer support is withdrawn altogether, and things really will fall apart then.  Not enough people really care that much about the waterways, and certainly not if it involves parting with money.  It's about time organisations like the IWA got real and started giving canal users the inconvenient truth.



    So the walkers Bikers Better by waterist should have a toll booth to enter the tow path and pay their way like boaters who pay license and mooring fees

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