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Cheshire cat

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  • Birthday 05/29/1958

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    Priscilla
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  1. Ah but you don't know how much they are paying for it! More likely it's being used until someone tells them they can't. Who knows? It looks like a lack of joined up thinking between two government departments. Trouble is this kind of stuff takes an age to be sorted out.
  2. From the quote I am guessing that HVO is granted a subsidy because it is considered by the DoT to be a "technically advanced development fuel" for which the government provides an 84p subsidy. Of course the subsidy is currently with the expectation that it will be used for propulsion....................
  3. Sorry, I've been out and about all day. To quote the relevant piece of the article:- "Adoption will be complicated The complication is that HVO is only supposed to be used for propulsion, you are technically not allowed to use it for heating or battery charging. In theory it is not the boater or boatyard who needs to worry about this; the fuel supplier is the one likely to be held to account. Currently there are two main suppliers, Crown and GBF Ltd. Both import it from Neste in Rotterdam and they are both in negotiations to argue the unique use-case for boaters. And to further complicate the issue these regulations are not being overseen by HMRC but by the DoT which devised the labarinthine Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme "
  4. There was an article on HVO in Waterways World this month. It was a big thumbs up. However they acknowledged a fly in the ointment as it is subsidised to the tune of 80p a litre on the basis that it is being used solely for propulsion. In theory you can't legally sit there charging your batteries with it. Two boatyards approached for the article admitted they had stopped selling it until the situation is resolved. I guess it's a case of watch this space but don't hold your breath.
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  8. Unless your boat is perforated any bilge pump will do the job. No need to get a higher capacity pump. If the pump isn't good enough you need to fix the source of the incoming water
  9. Remove each radiator from the system, take it outside and pour water through it. When it runs clear take it back inside and reconnect it to the system.
  10. My wife is old and knackered and from Huddersfield but one of the best . Keep looking. You don't want a house in Cowlersley by any chance?
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  12. There's a toy shop in Dorchester that sells Mamod. The window is full of them. I wouldn't fancy my chances behind the orange netting if the hydroplane came free from its tether!
  13. Just checked the petrol equivalent. As usual it's half the price of the marine version.
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