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roland elsdon

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  1. roland elsdon

    Parking for Braunston Historic Boat Rally.

    There is no charge for boats.
  2. roland elsdon

    Parking for Braunston Historic Boat Rally.

    I think its the police who do this, because otherwise people park on the a45 and up the hill. I think they funnel people into the provided parking. However its a bit of a pain when it starts on the wednesday.... my car spends about 280 days a year in its garage , but i just happen to need it near the boat while im in braunston for the rally. And no i couldnt get into the parking theres a barrier even though i have a pass..
  3. roland elsdon

    Parking for Braunston Historic Boat Rally.

    No parking signs coned off areas tape belive me i tried all options coz boats by stoplock and was in cycling shoes hard to walk in
  4. roland elsdon

    Which MPPT 10A solar controller?

    I went from a basic pwm to a victron blue solar. Its chalk and cheese. My dumbguage shows up to 14.4 v at which point it floats. Before max output was 13.6. Fit and forget. I only have 140 w solar but only 220 amp bats. last few days its been at float just before noon. Sorry max voltage was 13.6
  5. roland elsdon

    Parking for Braunston Historic Boat Rally.

    You already cant park anywhere near the marina its village only
  6. roland elsdon

    Parking for Braunston Historic Boat Rally.

    Its already chaos cycled to garage to pick up car ( 6 miles from braunston) got back no parking anywhere. Had to park in village ( limited) and walk to boat 5.5 miles. ( well 1/2 mile). No tesla chargepoint...
  7. roland elsdon

    My third SmartGauge...

    If you have 3 and they are arguing clearly you need a fourth. Get the adjudicator software patch. just checked the dumbguage 12.8v solar just switched off. thats it after tommorrow its downhill to winter, better go to mooring. Bugger the meter in the back cabins reading 12.9 when i plugged the phone in, better buy another one
  8. roland elsdon

    Can we have a new rule

    You need clever trevor cos ones as clever as clever trevor. however there are reasons to be cheerful No ones as clever i had predoctive taxt
  9. roland elsdon

    Warwick to Braunston

    Go into long itchington it has many pubs both basic and posh. Used to have highest pub to inhabitant poulation in warwickshire.
  10. At the moment the thames will be benign . It comes up quite slowly as the catchment is big. Just bear in mind stopping distance with the river behind. Lock cuts are long mainly and you feel like you are crawling.The ‘fastest ‘ bit is normaly through oxford as its narrower. reading with fresh on is far worse. remember you should moor into the current if you are even slightly worried. So going downstream turn round if mooring in stream.
  11. roland elsdon

    Parking for Braunston Historic Boat Rally.

    Park in daventry indusrtrial estate walk down hill. We have frequently walked to dav from Braunston. There is a bridleway to the nelson . 20 mins. We have a rental place where we keep our car very much on the wrong side of dav , still only 45 min walk.
  12. roland elsdon

    Large Woolwich

    We back off and declutch as the bows go into the bridge, but being a shortened boat she pulls down very early and stern rises late. At notmal speed the red bands 4 inches in and thats with half a ton of ballast in the front locker. I did once think she was going over when ihit a barrel on the cov,
  13. roland elsdon

    Can we have a new rule

    I thought the target was 50 that explains the raging queues of silver aldis ,sorry audis trying to get past me to the next traffic light, when i go for a drive in The country. I replaced my skoda vrs for i honda last week as part of my retirement . It has headroom for a hat. My new target speed is 40
  14. roland elsdon

    Newboat swap-outs

    Itll cost a fortune to put in a pump out. You need a space for the tank and to be able to hide the pipe. You have to cut the hull the internal linings and find a big space. Thats why boats are designed early on with them . Its later they get removed as reality strikes 2 it has central heating from gas yes you can change the solid fuel for oil but again you need a tank plumbing and pipework. The central heating while expensive will distribute heat better and you will need it for hw. a deckboard plank and top plank is easy. the electrics appear reasonable if you watch usage but you will be charging every other day off mains especially if you use the central heating
  15. roland elsdon

    Southern Grand Union (south of Gayton) observations

    Unless the enforcement officer has been spotted in which case its fatboat carnage as they attempt to swap about
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