Posts posted by WotEver
4 hours ago, Captain Pegg said:
A nautical mile is internationally acknowledged as being exactly 1852 metres having been standardised to the SI unit for length. Therefore a knot is 1.852 km/hour.
So there you go... 65kph sounds much better than 40mph
8 hours ago, Higgs said:
“So what”. That question.
9 hours ago, frangar said:
Midland chandlers did a version of that...but it’s single cavity...having a pull down oven door open to make some toast on a narrowboat isn’t the best design...looks like I need to get some more years out of mine still!
How about this one?
Also be sure to check the galley tap itself. Many taps have a little filter on the spout which can become clogged, consequently slowing the flow considerably. The filter usually simply unscrews out of the tap. It could be that the pump flow is fine and it’s only the tap that’s clogged.
1 hour ago, cuthound said:
I've always found the leathering or microfibre towelling off to dry the boat takes much longer than the washing.
1 hour ago, David Mack said:
Indeed it can, but it still means hours of engine running. Has the OP considered that?
Maybe not so many hours with Li. However, Ian raises some good points.
Here’s an example schematic from Victron but how relevant it is to you I have no idea. https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/1.6KVA-12V-MultiPlus-230-Volt-system-example-5-PIN-VE-Bus-BMS-Lithium-Orion-Tr.pdf
18 minutes ago, David Mack said:
Will you have a shore connection as a liveaboard? If not how are you going to generate all the power you are going to use - especially in winter when solar will be all but useless?
That’s somewhere that the TravelPower can help with I guess, as it can power a good chunky charger.
I’d talk to either Kevin or Wag at Onboard Energy. They know Victron stuff inside out.
2 minutes ago, Richard10002 said:
I’d get it covered with Vactan, keep it out of the water until March/April, and see how it looks. If bits have rusted again, localised Vactan, the 3 coats of blacking, plus a 4th coat at the waterline.
Sounds like a good plan to me.
20 minutes ago, Sir Nibble said:
BSA bantam anyone?
Ooh, I had a succession of them. I used to mildly tune them. Loved the smell.
1 hour ago, David Mack said:
I don't think so!
The quote is Oscar Wilde's take on an earlier saying, which is indeed attributed to Voltaire.
Ahh, so plagiarism then...
3 hours ago, Paul Gwilliams said:
remember as Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying “I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.”
Actually, that quote is generally attributed to Voltaire. He never actually said it though; it was invented by his biographer, Evelyn Beatrice Hall.
3 minutes ago, matty40s said:
Dark Energy, isnt that something to do with the Higgs Bosun theory?
No, Higgs has moved on to train to become a Mate...
2 minutes ago, Jon57 said:
Is Hs2 going to be electric powered trains? Could put charging points in the areas near the canal ??
Or just a third rail along the towpath... no charging required, instant motive power
2 hours ago, cuthound said:
I think you have made a mistake with the units of time.
It should read "Is this the five month argument or the full decade?
I blame the dark energy. Or is it dark matter? Perhaps the matter possesses energy? Just off back to my black hole now...
20 hours ago, PeterScott said:
All those aerials in Rugby as they used to be
I've told this story before but a mate of mine, when he was quite little, was travelling in the car with his dad as they passed those aerials. He asked what they were.
"That's where all the TV and radio shows are transmitted from son."
"Oh... What are the little aerials for?"
A short pause, then... "They're for Children's Television"
He was perfectly happy with that explanation.
27 minutes ago, tree monkey said:
I used to love it, but it gave me the most wicked hangovers
It makes a great base for a casserole.
5 hours ago, mark99 said:
Not sure if this belongs in here but poss more footfall/mousefall in this General forum.
Is anyone running a Godiva Engine in their boat? (Coventry Climax marine diesel I vaguely think?).
Gentleman on the cut has a lovely example and not sure if it's a rare example or not. Any info welcome.
Our very first narrowboat had a single-thumper diesel which I was told was the predecessor to the Climax - a Coventry Victor.
Raw water cooled and when stopping it if you let go of the little bit of string while it still had one revolution left stored in the flywheel then it'd start straight back up again... bang.... wait.... bang... wait... bang... bang... bang... bangbangbang...
3 hours ago, restlessnomad said:
seems arthur is an internet celebrity
1 minute ago, cuthound said:
Yes, perhaps better to say that providing the charging source is matched to the battery capacity, all lead acid batteries take the same time to charge for a given SoC.
Yes, it fits in well with the second of my oft-repeated three step process of...
1. Do a power audit
2. Work out how you will replace that usage daily
3. Buy 3x or more the result in (1) of battery capacity.
52 minutes ago, cuthound said:
It is only the absorbtion phase, typically from 80-100% SoC that takes a long time.
But, as you and Ian correctly said, absorption takes the same amount of time whatever the size of the bank
38 minutes ago, mark99 said:
I'm the manager!
1 minute ago, Jerra said:
Personally I am not sure he knows what he thinks or the point he is trying to make.
He makes the same non-point every couple of months.
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