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    Manchester
  • Interests
    relaxing, spending time with family, flying

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    IT Manager
  • Boat Name
    Phoebe II
  • Boat Location
    Swanley Bridge

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  1. Long shot, but had a power issue on our webasto - turned out to be dirty terminal on one of the blade fuses
  2. Installed does not mean fixed, if my understanding is correct, installed can mean ‘connect for use’, ‘place in position’ - of course that doesn’t necessarily mean it is how the BSS interprets it
  3. We have an LED light, but is positioned so that the lamp itself is hidden partially from oncoming boats by the top of the catch cover, and is aimed slight right & upwards and gives a good illumination of the tunnel wall & ceiling. Was once chastised by an oncoming/passing boater saying my light was hidden...
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  5. The plug has the ‘pins’ and the socket the ‘holes’. The socket should be on the cable coming from the shoreline and connecting to you boat - I.e. when disconnected you shouldn’t have ‘live’ pins (only the holes are live) does that make any sense or have I just confused further?
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  8. Welcome aboard and hope the outing went well Welcome aboard and hope the outing went well
  9. For many years we have had a (Rutland 913) wind turbine and a 100w solar panel. In that time, my experience as follows: Noisy, not a problem during the day but too noisy to leave running during the night (it was above our bed. Tried various methods of trying to make it quieter - nothing worked. In the end, bought a new controller from Rutland which allowed you to switch it off (which in effect applied a brake) - this saved having to lower it every night. Don’t worry about the noise for other boats - no real noise outside, it is inside where you hear it. we are just holiday boaters (and cruised most days when on the boat, so this was really just a top-up rather than main charge), so no real experience of performance during the winter, but otherwise the solar panel always outperformed the turbine - we found you need a howling gale to get more than a couple of amps.... ruined the paint - the turbine was left down most of the time (shoreline when in the marina) and this eventually resulted in a large rust patch dont fit under all bridges - adapted ours so that you could easily remove the ‘fin’. While few and far between there are bridges that it wouldn’t fit under otherwise. in summary, if you don’t have a turbine- in my view - dont (on the inland canals) - invest in solar instead. For next year, will be removing ours and replacing with a larger solar panel. And just for reference, if you see a 913 doing very little in a strong wind - this can happen if the batteries are full - on ours, the controller applies an electronic brake to reduce the current, in effect stopping/slowing the fan when not needed - for a long time I thought it was faulty until I realised this! just my thoughts..
  10. Guess it will depend on which model of Cello TV. We have a 12v Cello (about 2 years old) and it does support Freeview and Satellite - we just plug in a satellite dish/LNB - no need for the set top box. Not sure if it is strictly ‘freesat’ - but does show the free channels on Astra. The ‘satellite programme guide’ could be easier to use... but it does work
  11. I heard a suggestion that the reason meat factories could be high risk is the cold / moist atmosphere-which other coronavirus seem to thrive in - and hence a concern we might see a resurgence in winter
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  13. We are one of the ‘ones that do’ - this came about from the fact we walked away from a boat we wanted due to a bad survey related to base plate corrosion and the fact we intend to keep the one we have for many years. However, would‘nt stress over getting it done every time if it was an issue. I’m guessing the majority (narrowboats) don’t bother
  14. Swanley bridge (on the Llangollen) also do two pack. Happy with the job they did on ours.
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