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Mike the Boilerman

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  1. Some of those cheese puns are crackers, but Twitter still has a whey to go to keep up with CWF puns....
  2. I too have an Orion boat and just because Richard did weird things like this, it does not necessarily make them a Good Idea!!!
  3. Yes I totally overlooked this! Lets do it a step at a time. First, we need to find out the terminal voltage on the water pump under whatever conditions the tripping occurs. Then we can confirm the diagnosis of low pump voltage, or rule it out. Once we know the pump terminal voltage when the fault is happening, we can go forward without running up blind alleys.
  4. As Alan points out earlier, this does not follow. If the pipe run was too long (i.e. of too high resistance), the pump would reach its cut-off pressure very easily and simply cycle on and off repeatedly, perfectly happily. As others have also said, the cable feeding the pump is probably inadequate, but no-one so far has told you how to prove it. Start the shower, then use a multimeter to measure the voltage at the pump terminals while the pump is running. It needs to be 12.0v or higher. I predict you'll find a value of perhaps 10v or possibly a lot less, confirming the diagnosis. The fault is probably cables too thin, but might just be a high resistance switch of cable joint somewhere. Do report back what you find...
  5. Which is just how it should be really. The really experienced examiner knows he needs to be assessing the boater more than the boat, and you passed!!
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  8. Same applies to lead, for 1% of the price! Lighter than gold too.
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  11. V true. when i was a child I used to listen to my elders and betters (Teachers especially) and think ‘that sounds like rubbish’, but took it as gospel all the same because I’d been told they were my elders and betters. Now I’m a groan up I realise I was usually right, not them. Especially where teachers are concerned.
  12. Particularly as mine draws 20+Amps for 15-20 minutes before the Sterling engine runs fast enough to deliver a charge, and I’d expect Peter’s to do the same. Not good to be sucking that much energy from batts so heavily discharged already.
  13. No, I'm afraid "person of colour" is offensive now, or so I have been very firmly told. The term we must now use is "non-white". This apparently, is not offensive to persons of... erm....
  14. Reminds me of that wooden historic for sale a while back, HAZEL perhaps? Anyway the advert claimed it was built by "nurses of Braunston". 😅
  15. Most single locks can be see to be 8ft or more wide when you look at the 6"-12"" gap each side of your boat in one, so there is the slight mislead. The lads 'know' the lock is 7ft wide when actually it is probably 8ft or a bit more. The second thing is misjudging an 8ft leap over sand in athletics at skool results in nothing much, and an 8ft leap over a full lock looks just as benign but it isn't. Land even a couple of inches short on a lock jump and your feet stop dead against the lock side and your shins get smashed from body momentum and then you fall back into the lock as there is nothing to grab hold of. There is so little upside to jumping over a lock and so much potential downside that although it looks easy, I've never tried it. I see the article says there were three girls present when he performed his leap....
  16. The bit that worries me is that 25kg tool bag swinging about on 10ft of rope below him. That would totally unbalance me.
  17. Never mind climbing a tree, THIS gives me the serious trembles just watching the video. The longer you watch, it just keeps on getting worse! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A_h2AjJaMw&t=165s
  18. I was once called a nasty horrid name in open forum, and Athy refused to delete it, because he thought the nasty horrid insult was TRUE!!! 😥
  19. I certainly find myself wondering about the 'slower learners', and how the afternoon practicals go after the morning theory lessons. ..
  20. Looks to me as though that bloke had to stop climbing because he has run out of tree.
  21. You're welcome. I'm surprised you need it. Posts that don't contravene the rules need leaving alone, and posts that contravene the rules need deleting. Pretty basic error to be doing the opposite. But I know you're just yanking our chains with all this and enjoying it, so I'll leave you for now to get on with it.
  22. "It" = deleting posts that don't contravene the posting rules.
  23. And therein lies the mission creep. Posting things that might 'upset' other people and does someone else finding something 'distasteful' count as upsetting them? As we don't have a posting rule saying discussion of subjects that might upset other people is not permitted, could Team Mod please either draft one or stop doing it please? Much obliged...
  24. So very true. I once went to a banter of property investors in West London. There were at least half a dozen multi-millionaires and several millionaires present and the poshest car in the car park was mine, a 15 year old Peugeot 205 GTi.
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