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PaulG

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PaulG last won the day on November 15 2016

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  1. PaulG

    Remote oil filter

    My word, doesn't time fly... 4 years on I've finally got round to buying the bits that I need. Before I do the install, there are a few things that the engine gurus might be able to comment on. The remote filter mount will be significantly higher up than the mount point on the engine. If possible, I don't intend to mount it any higher than the valve covers. I'm assuming that I will need to fit a brand of filter that has a built-in anti-drainback valve? Ideally I'd like to mount the filter in a vertical position (i.e hanging down from the mount) as it seems to me to involve less oil spillage when changing filters. Of course, the mount on the engine is horizontal, so is the change in orientation likely to cause any issues? Lastly, it should be possible to fit a longer/bigger filter than the current one (Coopers Z121 or similar). Good idea or not? As always, any help or advice is much appreciated...
  2. Usual "climate change" hype to describe effects of weather. Historical extreme highs and lows of the Rhine: River Situation From To Rhine Low water 1947-10-01 1947-11-20 Rhine High water 1993-12-01 1994-01-15 Rhine Low water 1971-09-04 1971-11-30 Rhine Low water 2003-07-02 2003-09-02
  3. I hate German Sausage jokes. They're the wurst...
  4. PaulG

    Maker for chimney?

    Thanks very much for the replies, Guys!
  5. Any recommendations for somebody to make a double-skin chimney for my boat? Off-the-shelf ones don't fit properly, as the flue comes up at an angle, so the exit is off centre in the deck collar. Boat is in Tewkesbury marina. Thanks Paul
  6. You don't need to use the Facebook app to access FB on your smartphone. If you are ultra-paranoid you can use a high-privacy browser like Firefox Focus, which works just fine. Facebook are not the only organisation that collects geo data and IP addresses, so the chances are that your information is in the public domain already. For example, I expect your ISP tracks your geographic information. If you stay signed into a Google account, they will track you as well (it's turned on by default, so many people don't realise that they are being tracked). If you have an Android phone it's very difficult NOT to use a Google account to access Google "services". Most of these privacy issues are down to the expectation of "free" software and services. No such thing as a free lunch and all that. Someone has to pay, and in this case it's the advertisers and marketers, who pay a lot of money for all this information.
  7. Travelled the Severn from Tewkesbury to Worcester and back over the Bank Holiday weekend, and saw quite a few. I was lucky enough to see one dive down from an overhanging branch and return with a fish in it's beak.
  8. Increasing the concentration of antifreeze will raise the boiling point of the coolant...
  9. PaulG

    Fly control

    I recommend spray-on starch. Very effective at reducing buzzing. Larger flies just glide out of the window.
  10. Is it not the case that a stove on a boat qualifies as a "portable furnace" (or similar), and is not subject to the Clean Air Act?
  11. However, the Lower Avon Navigation Trust by-laws *used* to define the river as a narrow channel, and specifically required small sailing craft to keep clear of power driven vessels. Whether this is still the case since the amalgamation of the two Trusts is difficult to know as the link to the by laws on the ANT website doesn't work.
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