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David Mack

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  1. Why not just fit a belt drive using a suitable pulley ratio to give the right reading?
  2. Many regular passenger flights carry significant quantities of freight, in addition to passenger luggage. In the short term, the only way to maintain supplies of perishable imported goods (such as fresh fruit and vegetables), as well as online purchases from China and the like, is to continue with existing arrangements, albeit that with little or no passenger baggage they can probably get more freight per plane, meaning fewer flights.
  3. Does the BSS allow flexible hoses for connections to fixed built in appliances? I thought they are only to be used for portable appliances (which also require a chain or similar to prevent the hose taking any load).
  4. But how many of these flights are passenger and how many freight?
  5. The problem is not the polystyrene, its the gaps. Any insulation should have complete 100% coverage with no gaps across the ceiling, cabin sides, and hull side down to floor level, including under the gunwales and front and back bulkheads. Any steel ribs reinforcing the shell should also be covered. The lining should be fixed to timber battens which in turn are fixed to the shell, with the insulation tightly fitted up to the battens. If the existing insulation is poor I would be inclined to remove the existing lining and insulation and replace. You may be able to reuse the cabin lining with care. Just adding a new layer inside the existing leaves unknown problems behind, reduces the interior space, and leaves awkward details around doors, windows, mushroom vents etc.
  6. The boatyard where I took a winter mooring (now extended indefinitely), has emailed to advise that the boatyard is open for liveaboards, but leisure boaters should not visit. The office is closed and staff are not generally on site, but diesel, gas and pump out can be arranged for those who need it, by appointment. Those living on site are asked to keep an eye on the other boats and report any issues. Sounds like a reasonable compromise to me.
  7. Sitting still for hours under a green umbrella is exercise?
  8. The RCD refers to dozens, perhaps hundreds, of European standards. Can you obtain copies, read, understand and follow all of them?
  9. But if something goes wrong and there is an investigation, then the person who fitted the gas system may have difficulty convincing the authorities of his 'competence' if he/she does not have the bits of paper.
  10. Which could fit with this being a 1940s photograph, as suggested by the Leicester Mercury. But how long would the boats have remained in this livery? The paintwork on the bows is looking very scruffy, suggesting the picture was taken some significant time after the docking.
  11. A bit hard to grope when you're staying 2 metres apart.
  12. I worked for British Gas's Midlands Research Station between school and university. We had a university sandwich course student join us for a work placement. On one occasion he sat increasingly wide-eyed while an office discussion about railways focussed on the Severn Tunnel, before blurting out "Do you have to shut the windows before going through the tunnel?" "No. Why?" "To stop the water coming in."
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