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  1. PaulJ

    Built in (Vintage) diesel generator

    Indeed it is a beautiful boat and great fun to skipper. I had the (very) great pleasure of spending a couple of weeks on it about a month ago. The JP4 is hand start only and nearly killed me getting it started from cold! JP1 gennie has a brilliant conversion via a flywheel on the gennie alternator to electric start it.
  2. PaulJ

    Remote CCTV ?

    Probably me. If the alarm does goes off (or I just want to look!) I can check my mooring/boat/van using these that are networked to an old Huewai Mifi- A Three data sim gives me 12GB that lasts for 12 months so only costs about £25 a year to run. On eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123099068765
  3. Have you tried emptying the ash pan onto the coals when you are shutting fire down for the night?
  4. PaulJ

    Remote shore power monitoring - circuit breaker issue

    Yep-they are very basic but have built in relay so with a bit of enginuity could fire up your webasto etc too by txt. And suprisingly reliable-I have one that has been on 8-10 years now and its still working fine. Was about 8 times the price at the time though.
  5. PaulJ

    Remote shore power monitoring - circuit breaker issue

    And very wise too 😀
  6. PaulJ

    Remote shore power monitoring - circuit breaker issue

    Why not use one of these - be cheaper, will still notify you when the power goes off and give you peace of mind too. I use several of these each doing a variety of different things-high water level in the bilge on a wooden boat for example is very useful.. On eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F352469829892
  7. PaulJ

    Vandalism hot spots.

    To be fair the local cabbies also told me some of the local youngsters were big trouble-as did the very helpful bunch of older kids that helped me set the lock.
  8. PaulJ

    Vandalism hot spots.

    I must admit I didnt actually choose to spend the night there-I managed to miss where it was planned to stop (was travelling with another boat too) Judging by the locals they dont see many boats there for the night! Police lady recommended I might want to move elsewhere (it was dusk) but failing that said she would let the station know I was there, to move closer to the taxi office and to ring if I had any trouble... The only disturbance I got was from the taxi headlights and doors slamming throughout the night 😀
  9. PaulJ

    Vandalism hot spots.

    I had a really peaceful nights sleep at Failsworth near the taxi office earlier this year too. I will admit I did find the policewoman who knocked on the side of the boat to warn me a little worrying though 😀
  10. PaulJ

    Can anyone ID this Tachometer, please?

    As your dial face/bezel looks to be in pretty good nick have you considered swapping just the internals over ? Wouldnt be that hard if its a standard size.
  11. PaulJ

    Can anyone ID this Tachometer, please?

    While no help whatsoever tracking the original one down-it does look very similar to my own which is this one and wouldnt look out of place assuming its the same size. https://goo.gl/images/mE9oAE You could also try asking the chaps at somewhere like Norfolk Yacht Agency who know loads about this sort of thing..
  12. PaulJ

    Pump out manual and pump out station

    Is your pumpout fitting on the roof by any chance bigcol? Im guessing you are connecting the pump/vac into this to pump out?
  13. PaulJ

    Vetus WP1213 water pump

    Have a look here Kendorr- https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142796026107 The pump on my own boat is higher pressure than I want but this doesnt matter as I use the same switch as above-the flow rate is the more important bit (well it is if you want a proper shower)
  14. PaulJ

    Flue collar

    Im not sure if you mean the collar has cracked or just the sealant? If the collar is on say a Morso Squirrel or (like my stove) a Little Wenlock the collar is fastened to the top plate by a couple of machine screws. The flue can be a bit stubborn to shift out of the collar-I use whatever I have to hand. Small old chisels,hacksaw blades,multi tool etc to scrape,chip and remove as much fire cement as is possible while wiggling about.
  15. PaulJ

    Dolly Question

    I have often covered deck fillers in leaky locks as a precaution but never even given the vent a thought. Top tip that..

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