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    Diesel Emissions.

    Diesel fumes on most boats are washed with cooling water which removes a lot of the particulates this will stop or remove the need for particulate filters which need the engine to run at 2000 revs for 15 minutes for the urea to wash out the filter in exhaust system which needs computer controlled injection. John
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    Gps Speedo

    Hi 40 I use a Garmin 52 this is a stand alone the airial is a little dome not much bigger than a shoe polish tin this is was the cheapest way i could find it has a man overboard button plus other features the unit on the dash is about 6 inches square.John
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    Regular Maintenance

    If only people took the trouble to grease the treads and bolts before assembly, AND this includes the manufactures, bolts, nuts would not corroid then snap of when someone unscrews them. I have always insisted my people always did this, it only takes minutes BUT i think it comes to be that it will be someone else's problem.John
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    Herringfleet Moorings

    I have always taken it that there is no access ie (private land) on left hand side but you can walk to Somerleyton along river bank on the right hand side, this is looking from river.John
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    Rnli Online Shop

    I f people that have indulged in the Three Man Lift are sacked we would lose 50% of the armed services,it's a harmless prank practiced by groups of men when beer is involved. John
  6. They look good but it looks like a 100 amp is £300 plus adapter plus vat against lead acid at £ 57=00 your choice John
  7. Hi Wyndham i would suggest you replace your split pin it is incorrectly fitted the ends should be bent around the nut left for one tail and right hand for other your pin is sticking out in the oncoming flow and could pick up weed and bend it straight or break it of. easy to do while its out. John
  8. You could try one of these they work very well in reverse but still kick the stern with a quick burst on throttle
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    Inverter Install

    Hi For those that might be interested on the correct way to join batteries in the MOST balanced way. John
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    Inverter Install

    As in most cases the system you have be fitted by yourself or inherited is cost.There is not a perfect system for every body.In my case i have shore power that goes to a panel that tells me if polarity is correct it then goes to a r c d then to three m c b one for immersion heater one for Sterling Combo the other one to circuits in kitchen for toaster, kettle,,plus spare sockets. The inverta/combo then then goes to 12v mcbs for cooker, hob ,tv, dvd,pumps, lights, central heating ect. My fridge runs on ac shore power it then switches automatically to 12v when shore power disconnects.I have two alternators 180 and 65 connected to a Sterling alternator/charger that looks after both banks with max charging accomplished as i sail along. I have a 12v dc generator of 140 amps to charge batteries if moored for any length of time, i chose dc as it more efficient than a ac generator of 6 kwh then use a 12v charger of perhaps only 60 amps. I have a 120 w solar panel to maintain batteries when moored permanently so i don't have to rely on shore power and its free. I find this works for me without much input from me and is to all intention does it all automatically accomplished. Not everybody would go to these lengths or cost but big boys have big toys and i enjoyed building it.John
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    Inverter Install

    Hi Philosophical I just bet you wish you had, you would end up better of than midas a boat for every day of the week and world fame. John
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    Inverter Install

    Hi Philosophical I think you meant to say that when the shore power dropped out the inverta automatically switches on to provide ac as a combo doe's, for say the tv, hence my suggesting that not all power points should be on the same circuit.a bit difficult to power a battery charger from the same battery power that it is running it.it wouldn't be a good idea to run a immersion heater from the inverter without running the engine which would heat the water anyway. but you would use it on shore power with perhaps a electric blankets, fan heater ect. John
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    Inverter Install

    It is good practice to have the shore power ac sockets on a seperate circuit to the inverter circuit then if the shore power drops out,card runs out, you then wont run the battery's flat by the inverta wich will switch over automatically without you being aware of shore power dropping out, sod's law will make this happen at night. and of cause then the two can't interact and implode accidently . John
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    Inverter Install

    Thank you Vanessan, yes. John
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    Inverter Install

    Hi Robin All battery banks should only be wired as your option two, if you wire as in option one you only use the first battery which will have a shorter life. if four or more batteries are used as one bank there is another way of connecting them it is as option two but doubled, i have a diagram filled some where, by having the pos and neg leads on different batteries make them work as one there for more capacity and longer life your inverta should have a seperate on/off switch otherwise it will use a small amount of current to power it self,don't use any electrical equipment that has diode lights on it they will burnout you can only use analog on quasi inverters you need a pure sine wave inverter for diode equipmentor or any equipment that has a thyristor control ie more up market microwaves and dvd players. Oh and a microwave uses twice the power that its rated for .John
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