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  1. I'm sure they have taken the recession and ridden it for all their worth, painting a much gloomier picture so they can save for a rainy day, trouble is some of it will be spent on a few luxuries before that rainy day comes. Or am I just being cynical?
  2. Not sure if this belongs in recipes but as it is a sort of a recipe for cooking perfect boiled eggs here goes. One of the enduring pleasures of life for me is a simple boiled egg or three for breakfast, a salt pot and few soldiers with Lurpak spread on them and I am in heaven, the only problem is the difficulty in cooking my eggs to perfection i.e. a nice soft creamy yolk to receive my eager little soldiers and a firm just cooked white that I can scoop out cleanly. So after years of hit and miss results I have been using one of these for the last couple of years and I've found it to be spot on, I just keep it with the eggs so it starts off at the same temp as them and all I have to do is pop it in a pan of cold water together with my eggs , turn on the heat and go away for a few minutes until the water starts to boil then I turn the heat to a simmer and watch the indicator line creep up to the mark then remove eggs, result - perfect boiled eggs. You do need to do a little experimenting to ascertain the exact mark to coincide with size of eggs and your personal tastes ( we use large ones) but once you have sorted that out it's plain sailing. A less involved method than timing IMO especially as it automatically allows for whether eggs came out of the fridge or not. Our first one cost us a fiver from Lakeland but our latest one came from Poundland for, you guessed it, £1. Handy little cooking aid. ETA: Carlt, if you're reading this isn't it wonderful that God created us so that we could design such a wonderful and profoundly useful little gizmo?
  3. We have a full depth bow tank on a standard 22" draught narrowboat, the rear upright wall of the tank extends to the bottom plate so the tank doesn't extend under the front deck and the capacity is 150 galls, which I think is a fairly standard and modern capacity. We also have two extra tanks inside which brings the grand total to 280 galls, so a 500 gall tank is a bit mind boggling to me
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  5. Better still if possible is to make provision to enable the door to locked without a padlock then fit a padlock and hasp in such a way it can't be used, leave them in the unlocked position so that it looks like someone is at home, safe and a burglar deterrent in one.
  6. Gibbo, what do you reckon? Where are you?
  7. Slightly off topic but did any of you older posters remember when The Lone Ranger got stuck in some quick sands and he got High ho Silver to pull him out, well he was covered in all sorts of shit and corruption but in the next shot as he rode after the baddies he was immaculate, looked like he had just come out of the tailors shop. I've never been able to figure that one out.... Another thing, why did the wind never blow in Sherwood Forest when The Adventures of Robin Hood was on telly? ETA: Apologies if this has been covered extensively in previous threads.
  8. This sounds familiar, I have the impression it's down to a bigger oil filter, is that correct?
  9. cerial tillers 75 ah sounds like quite a big F/Freezer, usually a freezer uses about the same as a fridge so for a normal sized one it should use about 50-60 ah, not a great deal in the great scheme of things, should be ok provided you have enough batteries and a decent alternator/charger.
  10. The French have done a lot of research into bilge electrons.
  11. We use one of these plugs into our dongle, we also use a router so that we don't have to keep swapping dongle from one side of boat to the other, if you get an aerial be sure you have a dongle with an aerial socket.
  12. That's a popular myth, electrons don't flow upwards.
  13. Try using the displacement principle.
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  15. 30 minutes in a hot oven. Come on Gibbo we're waiting.
  16. Not sure but we have used their acid based descaler in our maceator, I think they use phosphoric acid which I think is bio-degradable, they may use formic acid which is a natural product and bio-degradable usually used in kettle descaler.
  17. I recommend wholemeal flour as it gives an output that has more body, don't be tempted to go for wholewheat as this isn't the same at all but just marketing speak. Sometimes you have to show the batteries your teeth, often it's the only thing they understand.
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  19. Our quality PSW use very little on idle (about 0.6 amps @ 24v) so I don't need it in standby and therefore it is available for any load be it small or large, as we always have something on such as a 240v bedside LED clock projector and phone charging etc our inverter stays very efficient.
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  21. Safest way to navigate stormy seas and rogue waves is in a submarine IMO. Link to rogue waves
  22. looking at the equivalent 240v version of our Lec 12/24v fridge it states somewhere in the region of 150kwh per annum consumption, this equates to somewhere in the region of 17ah @24v per 24hrs, our fridge appeared to use just over 16ah after I monitored it, slightly more efficient maybe but I guess in practice they are equal, our Victron 3kva PSW is quoted as 94% efficient and my observations seem to agree with that throughout it's output range. So for us it will be a cheaper 240v model next time, one extra ah or two per day is going to be no problem for us especially as we leave the inverter on 24/7
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