Jump to content

Phoenix_V

Member
  • Posts

    1531
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Phoenix_V

  1. don't they all have that feature, you can switch to charger only
  2. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  3. where we moor in Belgium that is exactly how it is done
  4. The hand operated ones do work, we had one, never gave any problems not even sure it was a Whale, plenty of cheaper ones on ebay. Might be an idea to get a one way valve if it is higher than the tray to stop it running back when you finish pumping. Of course most users prefer the convenience of a Gulper which is what we now have.
  5. has anyone found anywhere sensible/legal/ecological to get rid of the old stuff?
  6. blasted and preprimed steel or pickled and oiled does not cost much more than steel with the millscale on.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Scow more sensibly the trip boats below the falls
  8. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  9. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  10. I understood he suffered ill health and sold the boat we saw it in London a few years ago apparently being used as a live aboard, bit of a waste
  11. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  12. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  13. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  14. Canada (which is generally viewed as a low tax country) regards it's historic canals as a national asset and they are maintained by Parks Canada none of this nonsense about them paying their way.
  15. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  16. I must stop wasting time on facebook and you tube (maybe even cwdf) this might be more relevant to the OP though
  17. There are a lot of Mechanic Jack videos on face book fascinating to watch though a lot of comments about his "shortcuts"
  18. How to overhaul an engine, possibly produced by one of Key Diesel's mechanics? Mechanic Jack
  19. This is very tempting 12 volt converted fridges from about £350. https://belluna.eu/kategorie/kuhlschranke/ A German company but not too bad for delivery to me in Belgium. But they do appear to have an agent in the UK. https://imegastores.co.uk/new-12v-24v-compressor-fridge-98-litre-match-dometic-waeco-cre-crx-campervan or https://www.gumtree.com/p/fridges-freezers/92-liter-compressor-refrigerator-12v-24v-volt-motorhome-caravan-boat-solar/1387344225 They use a Sikelan compressor which is a knock off copy of the Danfoss which probably expains the cheap price. I think I am probably going to go down the 230 v route now but this is tempting and may be of interest to some.
  20. be interesting to know why it failed, cookers unlike many boat, things are often repairable.
  21. when our ha3 seized (lack of use not overheating though) it could not be moved on the handstart even with compressors off, but the starter motor free'd it instantly don't forget to find out why it overheated in the first place!
  22. OK thanks when I am back on the boat I will check the exact model number and make enquiries
  23. Doesn't seem to be any usb connection, just the remote control port but will have a proper look when allowed back to the boat! manual says 6 watts standby it is probably at least 12 maybe 14 years old! Victron 12/1600/70 multiplus
  24. Mine is older it doesn't appear to have the eco mode, I was thinking of one of those that only turn on when they detect a load just for the fridge, but the victron will certanly be OK for now
  25. Do let us know what they say. I looked at the Inlander websites, they repair any make of fridge (but you have to take it to them) they also sell modified mains fridges with a wide choice of base model (and they tell you which base model unlike Shoreline) However I have had enough of this and am replacing with a 230v fridge. Small a++/E standard fridges are hard to find and they are probably built in China too but at least if and when one fails they are cheap and easy to replace. I shall be buying one in Belgium but in the UK Inventor fridges seem popular with the mobile home market (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inventor-Internal-dormitories-Capability-Eco-Friendly/dp/B01E02P3PK/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Inventor+fridge&qid=1628493196&s=appliances&sr=1-4) Research on the internet shows that larder fridges are much more economical to run than those with a proper frozen food section so the a+ status may not be so important in that case but I am told we must have a proper frozen food section unfortunately. A halfway house is those that have a small icebox which barely goes down to 0 degrees (compare the consumption of the Inventor 93l and 98l to get a handle on this) I have a Victron inverter which will run it but will be looking at getting a separate inverter to run the fridge, does anyone have any recommendations?
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.