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Bobbybass

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  1. Sorry.... My phone is very limited and I didn't realise it had already been posted. Please ignore.... 😳
  2. I've just put a link in this section...to a comprehensive article about overplating. You may like to read it....
  3. This makes for sobering reading. https://www.iims.org.uk/the-dangers-of-overplating/?fbclid=IwAR3yy0NuKt6avkd4q1AdINCFeClXg5SwKOh95AGOevLpRZz1YTblGRBEFA0
  4. As I said previously.....I was ok for about five week on the Thames.. couldn't feel better....but then became very ill with a helicobacter infection.... commonly caught from contaminated water. This was confirmed by hospital tests. Interesting this article just appeared: https://www.mylondon.news/lifestyle/food-drink/youtuber-feels-ill-after-catching-21709117
  5. I can't be definitive about this but : last year I did a Thames run for two months. Towards the end I was getting horrible acid indigestion and reflux. It got worse and I was chewing my way through boxes of Rennies. When I left the boat the problem carried on until one night I was ambulanced to hospital with a bleeding ulcer. I stayed there for a week while it settled and tests concluded I was suffering from helicobacter pylori...a nasty but common infection often caught from contaminated water. It is the most common cause of ulcers. As I said....not definitive...but timing wise I have my suspicions. 🤔
  6. My thoughts exactly... You don't want your engine compartment filling with carbon-me-backside. I'd put my hand over the outlet...and blow...and make sure it's sealed...
  7. Silly I know ....but : it says charging and AC available.... I've got a manual landline switch over i left my battery charger in circuit when i was not on the landline....and turning the Inverter on...starter charging the batteries. Trouble was...I was charging them from themselves...so it read 14.2 volts....but they were dying !.
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  10. When I leave my boat for a period of time...with only solar....I link both battery banks with some jump leads.
  11. I would have thought that running thrusters continually while in a lock...some being very slow....the batteries would be out before the boat 😄
  12. I had this with my pump out pipes and also the vent pipe that never got touched by anything. I argued with Leesan that the dry vent pipe had gone porous and stank with a strange sweet odour...they said it couldn't. I cut a six inch section and posted it to them to smell.. They never replied.
  13. What you have to bear in mind about Vactan is that it's a rust converter. It converts the rust into a surface suitable for painting over. If you paint it over bare shiny metal it has no grip and will just form a skin which will flake off. I've used it really successfully in the past by applying over rust...then lightly wire brushing the treated area before painting. I don't use it on non-rusty bare metal. That needs an acid primer. Bob
  14. I have these...but I'm going to remove them when I do a repaint. They're not for me...
  15. I liked mine.......but had a second satellite tuner...... for when I couldn't get onto Astra for Sky. Used to tune Atlantasat.....Eutelsat and six other satellites.... I once watched the Eurovision song contest in Albanian. ! How sad was that !!!!
  16. I had oil in the coolant on my Beta 43. In my case the cooling for the PRM160 gearbox fluid (oil)..went into a brass tank which was inside the top coolant tank on the engine...a common situation. What happens is that your engine coolant tank is only half full and thus there is a ',tide line' on the brass gearbox coolant tank. Over time..it corrodes along that line. My engineer did source another tank. On more recent models..you can blank that off and have external cooling.
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  18. Easy water level gauge. If it goes up my nose....it's full. ??
  19. There's a very low level fuse (1 amp) up near the on off switch. I should check that..
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  22. I use a plastic collader....glued some magnets around the side...and put it inside one of those net filter bags that you use for making wine I then dropped this into the tank over the outlet hose so that all the larger fragments don't get drawn through the pump. The magnets hold it in place.
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  24. You need a barometer. You can then tap it repeatedly and annoy the wife.....who says " if you want to know the weather..just look out the Bloody window !.?
  25. ?? It is a surface vessel. He wouldn't get far if he tried to "dive...dive...dive".. I think......he went bankrupt....? I saw it for real some years back...moored at Botany mills . Very sinister.
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