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Mike the Boilerman

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  2. Yes, my link tells you that. Did you actually read it? It them goes on to say... Well, you read it.
  3. The NHS advises everyone to consider taking a vitamin D supplement during winter. From nhs.gov.uk: Advice for adults and children over 5 years old During the autumn and winter, you need to get vitamin D from your diet because the sun isn't strong enough for the body to make vitamin D. But since it's difficult for people to get enough vitamin D from food alone, everyone (including pregnant and breastfeeding women) should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D during the autumn and winter. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/ There is reams of stuff on the net by qualified people suggesting vitamin D is something take great care you get enough of, starting with the NHS above and cascading down from there.
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  5. I landed on this: https://www.bmet.ac.uk/
  6. Which BMet course exactly please? I had a look at their website which is full of waffle and just takes you in circles. The electrical stuff appears to be 240Vac, judging by the photos. No syllabus details anywhere as far as I could see on a brief look.
  7. What was considered proof of competence? Its a good route to take though, starting punting around for PLI as a boat electrician. The insurance companies will soon tell you what evidence (if any) they require to demonstrate competence. It will be none, I suspect. None has even asked me to prove my competence in plumbing or gas, and I've had PLI for 40 years at least.
  8. I was thinking that too. I'd be dismantling the interior so I could get a really good look inside with a torch and a mirror. Especially given current circumstances where we are all stuck inside with not much to do. If the interior panelling will come off, it will probably become fairly clear where those black runs originate.
  9. People are fee to post what they like on here, subject to the posting rules or whatever they are called. I think you are overstepping the mark telling Jennifer what she can and can't post. I think a better course of action might be to point out she is not qualified to give nutrition advice (assuming she isn't) or report her posts.
  10. But beware of this. Yes you can find some bargains but most "For Sale" signs scrawled in boat windows that I see around here, ask for the most ridiculously ludicrously high prices that even if halved would still look expensive. Sometimes I wonder if they are arrived at by the seller taking what they paid for the boat then adding on all the money they spent on it during their years of ownership, clinging forlornly to their belief that their boat was a 'good investment', and they now want their money back.
  11. As Dora says, if you are doing this with half your thinking revolving around selling up in a year or three and getting (some of) your money back, then forget it. Boats are a total money pit, even given your DIY skills. My trips to B&Q to buy a little carrier bag of trivial DIY bits and pieces, each of which cost me north of £50 are probably well into the hundreds by now. Never mind any of the bigger expenses like a new gearbox or stove or LPG cooker. Spend the money buying a boat and write it off. Should you change the boat in the future, selling the old one before you buy the new one when you live on it is a logistic near-impossibility, so you'll have to buy the next one first, move onto it then set about selling the old. So view anything you get for the old one as funding for maintenance of the new one...
  12. Hmmm thanks for the photos, they give a much clearer idea of what's going on. I have to say it all looks very nicely done and nicely painted and looked after, and had it been me that made and fitted them I'd be all over this wanting to work out how came to leak. Not just because you are a dissatisfied customer but so I could avoid it happening to other customers in future. I'd say this can only be a design flaw (can we see some pics from the outside, of the frame, with the hatches OPEN please?) or an installation flaw, or a combination of the two. Its disappointing that Martin is not interested, never mind whether you are 'out of warranty' or not.
  13. That doesn't affect the percentage of males dying compared to the percentage of females dying, once they've caught it. Which was the point being made IIRC.
  14. Wayne, there IS no exam designed to give you a qualification entitled "Inland Waterways Marine Electrician" or anything similar, AFAIK. This is why courses are hard to find, and those you do find are poorly defined and have no generally recognised exam certificate at the end. Its also why the BSS only talks about being 'competent', thats the closest they can get to describing someone who knows how to do it.
  15. Lol, what a laugh! But I still think Mr Belly meant facebook.... But anyway, here's an example of bookface, nicked from pinterest. Lots more here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/kearneylib/bookface/
  16. This was my thought too. Panel connected straight to battery could easily cause the symptoms described, and Alan makes no mention of a controller on the OP's boat.
  17. I do, and so do you if you think about properly for one microsecond.....
  18. Oh look, proof you don't have to be Irish to be, um... Errrrr...... Oh nothing, forget it!
  19. No it wouldn't have been, because the "Irish" thing hooks into the way Irish logic is faintly eccentric compared to English logic and endearingly amusing because of it. A lot of people who have holidayed in Ireland have experienced it first hand. This is different from the meme that Irish people are thick, which I think you are objecting to really. And yes this is probably prejudice. Self-evident as you don't have to be Irish to be thick, and being thick doesn't make you Irish.
  20. I would argue Irish people are not a race but a nationailty. There is a degree of merit in what you say, but 'Irish' is just a peg to hang the joke on. It would work just as well if say people with eyes further apart than average (or too close together, for political balance) had a reputation for eccentric logic. In other countries Polish people have the same reputation. I once had a personal experience of amusing Irish logic. Years ago I picked the phone up and a strong Irish acent asked to speak to Peter. I said sorry, wrong number, there is no Peter here. Without the slightest pause the Irish voice said "Well if its the wrong number, why did you pick up the phone?" Is that amusing or racist?
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  23. And the local glass merchant tells me the lack of new business is a pane.
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