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Mike the Boilerman

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  1. They have also been known to copy and paste content directly from here onto their site, claiming it as original journalism. Now you see why so many of us here refuse to go there and give them traffic.
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  5. The fan motor should be drawing nothing like 16A to blow the fuse. More like 3A. A far more likely candidate is the heater plug which could be drawing something close to 16A during start up. But heater plugs being purely resistive simply draw less current when the batts are low. So that is not really an explanation for the fuse-blowing.
  6. And from "Schedule 5: Navigation rules" I reckon that covers annoying other boaters with persistent engine running, daytime or any other time.
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  16. It all seems a bit daft to put up a big wind turbine to generate electricity to charge the propulsion batteries in a boat. It would be clever and more efficient to use the wind directly. Put up big panels to catch the wind which pushes the boat along directly. I'm surprised no-one has thought of this before.....
  17. A big downside to installing lithiums is selling the boat. I would be totally put off buying a boat with a lithium battery bank were I not interested in such stuff. So much so that I would 100% rule out any boat powered by lithiums, and I suspect 99% of the boat buying public are likely to think similarly.
  18. Why would you want to? It seems to be mostly about a gay couple with their tribulations having a surrogate baby nowadays. Not much content about farming.
  19. I expect the super tanker being driven by that nice Steve Haywood...
  20. These last three posts are incredibly helpful, especially Craig's suggestion of getting a volt meter reading to three decimal places. I'm currently using the display on my Smartgauge which despite displaying two decimal places, only has a resolution of one decimal place. The second digit is always zero! Which volt meter are you using please, Craig? A brief search of ebay reveals nothing that measures to three decimal places.
  21. Is not there not a problem with paralleling multiple small cells? As the cells each probably degrade/lose capacity/fail at slightly different rates, would you not end up persistently passing too many coulombs through the faster degrading ones and accelerating the degradation? And vice versa on discharge? Or do the better cells take up the strain and give the poorer ones an easier time?
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  23. That little?! No not a foul, but I've an idea in my head that LPG fueled engines eat spark plugs at a higher rate than when running on petrol. Erosion of the electrodes and enlarging spark gaps. This would be consistent with the symptoms you report.
  24. I think the 'smoke' is light leaks in the camera actually, fogging the fillum.... Or possibly during developing.
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