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  1. If you can get in there, Costco sell Prestone concentrate in 5 litres.
  2. And that was meant to start a car?
  3. I could, in theory, but they are usually located in isolated locations, no one is going to hire a taxi to visit a recycling centre, it does not m sense Depending how much the battery weighs it could make sense to take it to a scrap metal merchant. The last set of leisure batteries (4 x115 Ah) paid out nearly £50 in Daventry. If you do this take photo ID and your bank details. Or maybe a local scrap merchant could collect from you?
  4. You can buy oxalic acid from letonkinoisvarnish.co.uk They call it Traditional Wood Cleaner
  5. It's possible to hire Tirfor winches https://www.nationaltoolhireshops.co.uk/category/tirfor-winch-hire/ Don't know if the cables are long enough to reach the piling on the far side or a tree
  6. I bought 49 bags of Brazier on line from Home Bargains which works out at £5.92 for 10Kg delivered . The fuel itself is not as good as in previous years. The lumps are bigger and harder to light. https://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/25412-pallet-of-49-bags-brazier-multipurpose-smokeless-fuel-including-home-delivery.aspx
  7. Did the old cassette have wheels and a handle like the new design do? I have the old style without either. I've wondered before if they are interchangeable. It looks like they are not. Perhaps you could remove the handle. Photo doesn't clearly show how it is fixed to the cassette.
  8. Point of order. Voltage is measured in Volts, and current in Amps, Yes, I should have said current of course . Your thoughts re diode(s) echo what I was afraid of. I believe that the top limit on the diode test is 800mV. I'll be heading towards Birmingham in a couple of days from Stratford upon Avon and I think that a company called Rotating Electrics in Stetchford is within striking distance of the GU so I will try them first. Has anyone any experience of them? Thanks for the prompt replies. Phil
  9. Hi All, I'm having some charging issues. Measuring the charge voltage first thing in the morning my Uni-T UT203 shows a current of around 30 Amps from an Iskra 11.203.918 alternator rated at 80A fitted on a Lombardini LDW1404 engine. The alternator has done about 2 years service. This is going into a battery bank which was originally 4 X 115 Ah batteries about 5 years ago. The alternator achieves 14 + volts. The rev counter has also stopped working. What do you all think? I have tested the alternator using the diode setting on the UT 203 and I get readings of 0.885 with the red lead on the alternator casing and no reading when reversed. What other tests should I be doing? I would have thought that the battery bank is sufficiently discharged to call for more than 30A first thing. I don't have any fixed battery monitoring kit. I do have the voltage reading from the Victron app from the solar panel controller which with no load this morning in the dark showed about 12.3V so around 60% charged. I'm looking at replacing the batteries before long and I'd like to be sure that I can keep them properly charged. Thanks, Phil
  10. Or here? https://www.stoves-spares.co.uk/cooker-oven/050517101/catalogue.pl?path=1053541&model_ref=2837699&page=3 Not cheap. You can always look at the caravan world who use the same kit
  11. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-people-on-a-canal-barge-on-a-rainy-day-travelling-along-the-shropshire-138059210.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=7C85BA73-E745-42EC-B0AE-90ECBABD2F43&p=355664&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3dbarge%20rudder%26qt_raw%3dbarge%20rudder%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d%26cutout%3d%26tbar%3d1%26et%3d0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3d0%26loc%3d0%26imgt%3d0%26dtfr%3d%26dtto%3d%26size%3d0xFF%26archive%3d1%26groupid%3d%26pseudoid%3d%26a%3d%26cdid%3d%26cdsrt%3d%26name%3d%26qn%3d%26apalib%3d%26apalic%3d%26lightbox%3d%26gname%3d%26gtype%3d%26xstx%3d0%26simid%3d%26saveQry%3d%26editorial%3d1%26nu%3d%26t%3d%26edoptin%3d%26customgeoip%3d%26cap%3d1%26cbstore%3d1%26vd%3d0%26lb%3d%26fi%3d2%26edrf%3d%26ispremium%3d1%26flip%3d0%26pl%3d Imagine this one but with a plate covering the gap where the rudder stock passes through.
  12. Two complete tanks side by side with a gap between them, Rudder stock between the two. Both tanks watertight. A common to both top to the tanks with a tube just bigger than the rudder stock bolted (welded?) to the top plate through which the rudder stock passes.
  13. I had a cruiser stern boat built by Arcrite in 1983. As I recall there was a removeable plate that exposed the rudder stock which was not in a tube. So there would have been two tanks with a balance tube between them. Maybe the top section was common with a short rudder tube. The design of the Arcrite boats was pretty much a straight copy of the Harborough hull. I believe that the two guys who owned Arcrite had previously worked for Harborough Boats.
  14. I have a wooden metre rule. No need for any additional markings, just measure the increase in level for a known volume of fuel added once to learn how many litres per cm or inch.
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