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tommytelford

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About tommytelford

  • Birthday 07/21/1945

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Herts
  • Interests
    Boating and playing guitar(not very well). Gardening I quite enjoy but need the motivation to get started (Bonnie's foot up backside)

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  • Occupation
    Driver
  • Boat Name
    TOMMY TELFORD
  • Boat Location
    Mercia Marina

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  1. tommytelford

    Car Park Stoke Buene

    If I was intending to stay for 4 hours I would not object, I just wanted to stop for 15 / 20 minutes to have a quick wander and stretch our legs
  2. tommytelford

    Car Park Stoke Buene

    Yes Mike and if you are in a van add on the congestion charge at £12.50 plus maybe the T charge at £10.00
  3. tommytelford

    Car Park Stoke Buene

    We were on our way home from Edgbaston today and as Towcester High Street was closed we did a detour via Blisworth and Stoke Bruene. Hating to miss the chance of having a little stroll around the locks we went into the Museum car park intending to stop for 20 minutes or so and went to the Pay and Display machine to buy a ticket and could not believe that the minimum charge is now £2.50 for up to 4 hours. I decided to give it a miss and left. No wonder about 2/3 of the vehicles were not displaying a ticket, what a way to encourage people to visit our waterways
  4. tommytelford

    Rust-oleum

    I have had fantastic results with rustoleum. My roof especially was in a terrible state. After 6 years it looks almost as good as the day it was done without a single spot of rust coming through. Don't be tempted to thin if you want it to stay shiny for a long period.
  5. tommytelford

    Death By Dangerous Cycling - New Laws

    I drive every day in London about 100 miles a day. I am also a cyclist but SOME cyclist frighten the life out of me. They are obviously timing their rides and most have headphones on. They have absolutely no regard for anyone else on the road including other cyclists. The worst one are those that come along the nearside of my van as I am turning left. I am very aware of bikes and always check my mirrors before turning but they just keeping coming and assume that I am going to stop to let them overtake on the nearside. I also always give cyclist the required minimum clearance when overtaking but they often will come between me and another vehicle with just inches to spare. The 20mph speed limit in lots of London boroughs is completely ignored by these maverick riders, I am frequently overtaken by cyclists in or near the cycle track when I am keeping to the limit
  6. tommytelford

    Generator with Sterling Procombi

    The instruction book that came with it Have just checked and realise that it is 50amp because it was originally Quasi sine wave and I had it modified by Sterling to Pure Sine Wave
  7. tommytelford

    ebay win

    interesting that it is not listed in the Canalplan boat register. I know that is not totally up to date
  8. tommytelford

    Generator with Sterling Procombi

    I can link via my changeover switch. I was thinking more of a catastrophic power failure. Unlikely I know but I have been boating too long to think that it can't happen ?
  9. tommytelford

    Generator with Sterling Procombi

    Thanks it is only for and emergency complete loss of power while we are cruising. I have a basic 850w generator with 1000w maximum. Thinking about it it would probably be just as easy to use my 10amp charger connected to the starter battery to get enough power to start the engine and then charge the other batteries the alternator
  10. tommytelford

    Generator with Sterling Procombi

    Has anyone used a generator in conjunction with a Sterling 2.5 ProCombi s and if so what size genny do you use. The battery charge rate is 50 amp
  11. tommytelford

    Sterling Inverter Query

    Thanks Cuthound I think you have sorted my query. I managed to find an article which explains the the coup de fouet effect and it describes exactly what happened. Well don you ,have a pat on the back
  12. tommytelford

    Sterling Inverter Query

    It is a combi sorry I should have said. It is very difficult to monitor voltage at the actual time it cuts out as once the load is removed the voltage goes up. When I had problems originally, a couple of years back I actually tried running a video camera to monitor it but the battery ran out on the recorder first. I also tried putting the wife in charge of monitoring but the gin got to her and she went to sleep. I think the most likely cause is a loose connection somewhere which as the previous poster said , has welded itself together I will have a thorough check when I go to the boat. Thanks for the suggestions
  13. tommytelford

    Sterling Inverter Query

    The domestic batteries go through a switch of course but he inverter is fully fused as per BSS
  14. tommytelford

    Sterling Inverter Query

    No it doesn't go through a switch as I was advised to wire it direct through a suitable fuse. Maybe when I go to the boat next it may be worth checking the fuse connection. It just seemed that switching on the microwave woke it up so maybe a bad connection somewhere
  15. tommytelford

    Sterling Inverter Query

    I assume the voltage must have been ok as it continued working. You are probably right but just wondered ..........................
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