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  1. Get her to email Frank, he is a nice bloke who will be delighted to help her learn how to roll her Fiat on lawns in front gardens. Hope that helps.
  2. I'd agree with this. Almost certainly some crud (technical term), loose in the gas pipe leading up to the jet and partially blocking it. If you have the inclination and the ability, dismantle the hob, remove the gas jet and turn the ring control valve ON to blast any debris out of the pipework. clean the jet and re-fit it. Job done.
  3. So sadly there is no chance of that, as Ayrton died in a race in the 90s.
  4. An old mate of mine who used to be a neighbour of Frank Williams when he lived in Maidenhead, used to tell a tale of how Ayrton Senna was one of his drivers and used to drive around Maidenhead in a Fiat 500 (old type!) back in the 70s/80s. Anyway Ayrton used to visit Frank sometimes by tearing up the cul-de-sac, yanking the wheel to the side and rolling the Fiat multiple times to a stop on frank's front lawn just before hitting the house with perfect judgement, much to the consternation of all the neighbours. Then the two of them would roll the car back onto its wheels (if necessary) for further use. I dunno how true this was but it makes a great tale!
  5. Interesting, thanks! I just checked his website, I can't see any BMSs for sale. What did you buy exactly, and where from? Thanks...
  6. Driving home from bell ringing tonight I saw a wheely bin on it's side. No word of a lie. This looks SERIOUS. WHEELY serious!
  7. Eh? Are you kidding??! Hey @mrsmelly, are you reading this??
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  9. This sounds a fantastic way to make your own diesel! I won't be trying it in the Kelvin though... 😂
  10. Re-wind 30 years and the weather forecast would have just said "wind and rain on Friday, wrap up well". All this 'storms with names' rubbish, cheeses me right orf.
  11. "Bad steel" is not a term normally used by competent surveyors. I would expect them to be far more specific about what is wrong with the steel, if anything. The trouble here is, your boat will probably happily float for another 30 years regardless of the steel used for the overplating but your buyer has been spooked by their surveyor, and there is probably little you can do about that other than find another buyer. Or get them to find another surveyor who issues better surveys ;0 In the meantime although the forums always suggest a seller's survey is meaningless, my own experience is many buyers will place great store on a recent survey by the seller. So my suggestion is get the boat docked and have your own surveyor (same bod as last time) do another survey and show that to potential new buyers. I'd say you are quite likely to find one happy to accept yours.
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  14. Water passing back up the pipe through the pump and back into the water tank will produce pump cycling like this too, without water escaping ANYWHERE! What type and model of Whale pump is it?
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  16. The hard bit to me appearing to be how to determine when 80-90% charge has been reached! When a BMV712 has counted enough AH in perhaps? Or an individual cell voltage climbing to a value?
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  18. Isn't that illegal, the same offence as running on red diesel? Much harder to detect though as the red dye marker is not present in cooking oil. I'm surprised it worked given the far higher viscosity.
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  21. I was vaguely musing about this and I too decided the green boxes probably don't contain generators, for a different reason. I can't actually imagine a £50k genny in a box in a field actually surviving indefinitely without being nicked. Therefore I suspect the green boxes prolly don't contain gennies.
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  23. I think it must be. I now notice Dr Bob said "BMP" not "BEP"...
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  25. Ah yes those, thanks. No-one ever writes about those no more!! One of these? https://www.bepmarine.com/en/p/701-MDCZ/Switch-Btery-275A-Motized-CZone
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