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  1. at least on a 600v circuit you won't need to see if the bulb lights up
  2. with bank transfers it is worth bearing in mind that your buyer may have limits on the amount they can transfer per day. when we sold ours they had to make payments over 3 days 10k - 10k - 7k for each of the first payments we provided a receipt that stated we had received a partial payment, how much had been paid (with bank transfer details), how much remained outstanding, and that we retained ownership until the full payment had been received. The receipt for the final payment stated that we had received full payment for the boat and that from "time / date" we no longer had any legal interest in the boat and that "new owners" were the sole owners of the boat and responsible for all requirements & liabilities.
  3. Whether you have to pay for mooring overnight on the thames depends a lot on where you want to moor if you like to moor in the middle of nowhere you will very rarely have to pay. if you like to moor close to civilisation then it's probably 50:50 for us we only paid to moor once (the brocas in windsor) on a three week meander down the thames. I will say that if you are a CC boater that moves a bit, stays for 14 days and then moves a little bit you will find the thames a bit of a culture shock with most official moorings being only a few days and the general rule for wild mooring being overnight or a couple of nights maximum. On the plus side if it's your first time taking your boat on deeper water you will find that your boat handles a lot nicer (and no slowing down for moored boats)
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  7. I suspect the biggest delay is just not being able to get the steel (which has probably delayed a build or two before yours). we've just ordered some steel sheet (only corrugated roofing) from our usual suppliers, normally we would expect delivery in 8-10 days with everything rolled, cut, shaped & coated to our specification, this time it will be a minimum of 6-8 weeks. They usually get their steel from Tata but they closed their order books in april and have not re-opened them so they are having to get their stock from Italy & South Korea. the shipment our job will be made from is already over a month overdue.
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  9. there is no sensible way of using a speed limiter (or even worse a rev limiter) on a narrow boat as there is no way of reliably measuring the speed of a narrowboat through the water (the narrow / shallow nature of canals messes up the prop in the water type counters) using gps etc would only give you a speed over ground reading with no account for any possible flow on a river (imagine trying to navigate downstream on a river flowing at 5mph and finding that you can't raise the engine off tickover because you are already moving faster than the 4mph limit)
  10. I have an older generator with what looks like the same engine (chinese no-name copy of the yanmar L100). red lever should be pushed to the right (it will click into position) then it should fire straight up on battery if like mine you don't or cant use electric start then you will need to find the decompressor lever (usually above your picture) pull the pull start gently until compression stops you put the decompressor lever down pull on the pull start and it should go to stop the generator push the little red tab down to the right of the red lever (the red lever will drop back and the engine will die) if you still can't get it to go follow the fuel line though, if there is nothing after the injector pump (the black bit just above your red lever) you may have the same problem as I had (detailed here)
  11. from previous photo's aswell as completely lacking any form of swim at the rear it didn't sit very deep in the water at all, so on top of having to cut the front off and half of the back (to construct swims) you would end up having to use an egg whisk instead of a propeller or ballast it enough to drop it to a sensible depth to use a better prop at the cost of freeboard (if possible with skin fittings etc)
  12. The canal width & depth will make a huge difference to how fast your boat can go. for ours (45 foot cruiser stern with fairly long swims) the max on the ashby canal was 3mph (13-1400 rpm), pushing the revs higher actually slowed us down. for contrast the same boat on deep water (thames going upstream) the same 13-1400 rpm gave 4.5mph and pushing the revs up to 2900 gave 9.5mph (we couldn't push higher on the revs as that was as fast as the engine could turn the prop, trying to push faster didnt increase revs but gave black smoke). as the flow was low on the thames at the time you could probably add an extra 1 - 1.5 mph onto the speed for speed through the water
  13. I haven't read the whole thread yet but if they cannot offer different types of licence (CC & boat with mooring) then they will (on paper) just offer the one type but offer a discount to boats with a recognised home mooring
  14. you would think that most marinas would accept 2 similar boats with the same owner being swapped (never both boats on the mooring) provided they had proof that both boats were licensed / insured / valid bssc etc. But thinking about it I wonder if it may present them problems when CRT do license checks and find what appears to be an extra boat. I also wonder what the implications are of the wrong boat being on the EOG mooring
  15. I think that the avg eirp part is aimed more at data comms where even though a transmitter is in use it is only actually transmitting for tiny periods of time (i.e. transmitter active only transmits for 250ms per second) rather than voice comms (ignoring ssb) where if the transmitter is active it transmits for the entire time. I haven't done the calcs yet (as I'm not currently on the air) but I suspect that my home antenna setup needs nothing doing thanks to it being 40 foot in the air and about 30 feet away from the nearest part of the house even with my max power of 100w (legal limit 400w equipment capability 100w)
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