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  1. pig

    Starter motor

    Thanks for the replies. The motor is a 3 cylinder Mitsubishi, marinised by Sole, the same engine is used by Vetus. Mine has 4500 hours on the clock. I looked for prices- the Vetus part is over £500!! I could only find second hand Sole prices, still over 400€ ebay to the rescue- £150 for a new part. I think I’ll remove the old starter when I get back to base and have a look to see if there’s an obvious fault, maybe have it reconditioned. Thanks
  2. pig

    Starter motor

    This morning I tried to start the engine, but nothing happened. All the right control panel lights came on, but no go. I checked that 12volts was getting to the starter relay, and the starter itself, all ok. After a bit of head scratching, I remembered from my MG Midget owning days that a light whack with a hammer would cure this problem. Sure enough, the mooring pin hammer was put into service, and the starter did its stuff. So - why does this work? And does it mean my starter motor is imminently doomed?
  3. pig

    which Aerial

    I find the Omnimax type aerial fine, as long as you use the RF amplifier that comes with it - agreed that on it's own it's cr*p. Also a retune at *every* change of location. For the very few locations where you can't get a usable TV signal, out comes the iPhone and HDMI adapter to watch Netflix./iPlayer etc.
  4. If you Google the Huawei B525 images, you'll see it indeed has a telephone socket; sbainbridge is correct.
  5. Repeated on Ch 93 Freeview, "Together" Sat 8th Dec 1930-2000 Sun 9th Dec 1500-1530
  6. Yes we've seen Hector several times. The hirers on board always seem pleased with the boat.
  7. Any good? https://armadaboathire.co.uk/boat-jack.html
  8. The sockets are rated 2 Amps at 240 Volts; i.e. 480 Watts. Surely this means 40 Amps at 12 Volts?
  9. OK thanks for that. I'm planning a two pipe system. Rather like series v parallel for batteries!
  10. Just out of interest, and because I'm just about to plumb in my own radiators, shouldn't the radiators have one side to the feed and one side to the return?
  11. pig

    cheap heaters !!!

    Thanks OP, just bought one. Now to find out how, and where, to fit it!
  12. Sofas? Or deliverers?
  13. Visitor moorings should be divided into sunny areas for solar power boats, and shaded areas for engine runners. The latter could sit in the gloom running their generators in their own little ghetto.?
  14. Thank you andyberg, they brought back many memories. Not least how the heck you put up the 2 folding beds into the space occupied by the deluxe cane furniture!
  15. I've just started using a Yi Discovery camera. This video was taken at 1 frame every 2 seconds:
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