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dor

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About dor

  • Birthday 08/02/1951

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    Cheshire
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    Boating, natural history and staying alive

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    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Aeshna
  • Boat Location
    Henhull, Shropshire Union

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    http://www.elginpark.co.uk

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  1. Just bought a couple of CO-9X monitors. Confirmed as complying with EN-50291-2 for boats. Googling for CO-9X gives plenty of suppliers with prices much less than Amazon and with stock and free delivery. So it shouldn't be difficult to get a good deal. I'm always dubious about items that appear very cheap on Ebay these days as too much stuff is counterfeit these days.
  2. And get back a bit quicker! I have an idea they increase the flow at night, but during the day I reckon the flow is about half a mile per hour. Doesn't sound much, but if you are doing three miles an hour through the water, then you are doing 2.5mph going up and 3.5mph coming back, which is quite a significant difference.
  3. dor

    Burglar alarm

    Cats don't have owners, they have servants.
  4. dor

    Small Inverter

    I've got a little 300W Sterling inverter that I've had for 20 years. I keep it as a backup for the TV in case my main inverter goes down. When I first had it, it blew up my electric toothbrush. On complaining about this to Charles Sterling his response was "well yes, it would". I'm saying this now as a warning that cheap inverters may not be good for items powered through a whatchmacallit plug (the name has fallen into that memory hole that wanders randomly around my brain).
  5. Some years ago now Rob from BSS office sent out a note about bolts penetrating gas lockers, basically saying it was ok as long as they were clearly completely filling the hole. I printed it off and keep it on the boat in case a future BSS examiner took exception to my bolts through the bottom of the gas locker holding a bar protecting the regulator. Not sure if I can find the link now, but maybe Rob could reissue it. ETA: Just found my file: It's in an old thread on here with a response from Rob. I printed it off at the time, suggest others might like to and keep with their certificate in case they come across a pedantic examiner (I do wonder how many do this in the hope of getting a re-examination fee...). [email protected] Location:Milton Keynes Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:22 PM Mike the Boilerman, on 06 Nov 2013 - 11:52 AM, said: I would argue that a hole filled by a bolt and suitably sealed against the passage of gas is no longer a hole. Reading 7.2.1 in context in my opinion means there must be no open holes, although I agree this is not what it actually says Y'know I really fear to enter this thread, too much heat taking away all the light, but I feel that Alan, Mike, Brendan, Bones, Julyian and all the excellent contributors deserve the answer about bolted items. So I asked the tech guys in the office and this is the answer... Bolting a mounting plate or restraint anchors into the locker is ok provided the holes are fully 'filled-in' with no visible gaps/holes. These should also be quasi-permanent arrangements, not say access or inspection plates designed to be regularly bolted and unbolted. So as Brendan said, there is as Mike also describes, the option for the examiner to agree that there are no open holes on an arrangement that is as permanent as ever a bolted thing can be. the sensible and reasonable ground as somebody said to me. This is what the committees agreed when they reconsidered gas locker arrangements last year. I hope this helps let the dust settle on this point which seems to have become a bit of a side issue. Cheers Rob
  6. I've had what I presume is diesel bug twice in my 20-odd years of boating. The first time the engine started sounding very rough and eventually stopped. The first filter was blocked solid with black gunge and quite a bit in the second one. I replaced all the filters and syphoned out the water in the bottom of the tank, trying to catch as much black gunge off the interface. Bunged in some Fuelset and it didn't reappear. Second time on a different boat I sucked out quite a bit of black gunge during one of my now regular tank syphonings. Drew out as much as i could and checked the filters. A bit of gunge on the first one but none in the other two. Changed the first filter and again threw in a bit more Fuelset (which I now add regularly) and again no re-occurence. Maybe I'm just lucky?
  7. Nicholsons on Amazon were cheaper than we could buy them wholesale direct from Nicholsons! I like OS maps so they are my preferred map. Pearsons however do show visitor moorings which might be more useful to a hirer. ETA: Do check that you get an up-to-date copy, some bookshops have very out-of-date ones, especially Pearsons (check website for latest publication dates). Nicholsons come out every three years, but don't rely on them for pub information, even if relatively new.
  8. There was another post recently on failed hours counters. Had the same thing on my Vetus hour meter. Tacho still works fine, but no hours. In the end I bought a Durite hour meter which wasn't a lot of money. Ran it continuously until the hours displayed agreed with what the Vetus one should have been saying. It is mounted just inside the boat so stays dry and still works fine five or six years later. Wired into the 'ignition' circuit so it only counts hours when ignition turned on, which should mean the engine is running. Before the Vetus counter gave up completely (it worked occasionally if it had been dry for a while) it differed by less than 1%. ETA: Mine is an LCD version. One wire from services supply to energise the display, the other as mentioned above from the ignition circuit.
  9. I once knew two brothers that both had very similar ex-US Army jeeps. They "shared" the same number plate and as one lived in Kent and the other in South Wales it didn't cause them any problems (this was pre-ANPR). They also had the same identity number painted on the wing: I82QB4IP (read it out loud...)
  10. I find the content of these programmes very interesting, but it is borderline whether or not I can put up with the presenters for an hour. Shouty Greg is bad enough, but his sidekick with the Croyden facelift is equally as bad. I know it is the presenter's place to ask seemingly dumb questions so something can be explained, but Greg seems genuinely unable to understand simple things. And why does he always shout? Could never understand how he got the Masterchef gig either.
  11. Some interesting "boats" in the links underneath the boat linked to!
  12. Prime opportunity for conversion!
  13. dor

    Instrumentation -

    Had the same thing on my Vetus hour meter. Tacho still works fine, but no hours. In the end I bought a Durite hour meter which wasn't a lot of money. Ran it continuously until the hours displayed agreed with what the Vetus one should have been saying. It is mounted just inside the boat so stays dry and still works fine five or six years later.
  14. The latest Waterways World, out last week, had a feature on the new CO alarm requirements which might have prompted a flurry of interest which demand pricing might follow. Expect another surge when the BSC regs come out. Note demand pricing will react to views, not just sales.
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