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  1. Bit chilly at the moment Clive, I doubt it would get noticed even.
  2. erberspacher heaters

    Hi Paul, I haven't posted much, if at all on the forum for the last few months, largely due to the negotiations finalising, and opening of my new depot in South Dock Marina London alongside normal operations, it has taken up all of my available time. I make the following observations and ask questions, what model of Ebo do you have, different models have individual foibles, blue smoke is most unusual, white or grey yes but not blue. The issue with evaporate heaters is everybody thinks they are simple, and indeed the simple things are simple and a monkey could deal with them but often the untrained tinkering monkey introduces more problems than they solve. As the surveyor describes the thing as a work in progress It might be helpful to check a couple of things, firstly the fuel supply, is it a proper 2mm bore standpipe from the tank leading to 2mm bore supply all the way to the pump and from there to the heater? What is the distance from the standpipe to the pump? what is the elevation of the pump above the tank level? Is this a real marine heater or something taken out of a BT van? The questions and answers are so numerous that the best I can advise is to get somebody trained, qualified, with manufacturer backup and equally importantly somebody who takes a pride in what they do .Sadly from past experience such a combination is rare in Broadland. Just a pity it's not a Webasto as you have one of the most respected (by other technicians who know) people in the country on your doorstep. Voltage is not related to your symptoms, though voltage is not the issue anyway it is power loss that matters, voltage can be 13.5vDC measured with a meter but as soon as you try to use power the resistance prevents it, this not about small conductors per. se. but rather resistance which can be undersized cables, resistance at terminals, resistance due to corrosion even in larger conductors where ordinary copper instead of tinned has been used, anyway that is academic for this purpose as it is unlikely to be the issue. Fistly try a decoke service and move from there.
  3. Went to the Paralympics yesterday afternoon / evening, what an experience with people from all over the world striving for excellence despite having to overcome major obstacles. As in the title it was both humbling and uplifting and not a little exiting. It made me want to run home along the towpath but I was able to resist . Highlight was David Weir winning 1500m gold but the downside is I think I may have gone deaf from all the cheering.
  4. Saving your post in Draft form

    Simples, after you have saved a draft if you go back to the topic at a later time and hit the reply to topic button again, you will see and extra button where the save draft one was called load draft so just hit that button and your draft will appear in the text box ready for posting or editing, all proper stuff
  5. BA double mooring policy and effects to insurance

    OK Clive, I'll bite.
  6. BA double mooring policy and effects to insurance

    I think Dan was being facetious Matt I am very surprised at your insurers attitude Alan, most are perfectly comfortable with rafting (or double mooring as you call it) it is not unusual in some marinas and harbours, particularly on club visits or when busy to raft four or more deep.
  7. Hi everyone

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
  8. Hi to all the crew.

    Welcome Richard, hope you find the site useful.
  9. Domestic Fridges

    You are right in your assumption that it probably not the most efficient way to do it. Though a fridge may only consume the small wattage provided from say a 150w inverter the inductive load when they start up will be considerably more so you would need a decent inverter, and probably a pure sine wave one if you wanted the fridge to last, so the numbers probably don’t add up. It is also worth remembering that domestic fridges are not really designed to be rocked about, possibly not such an issue on the broads but still a consideration.
  10. VERY TEMPTED............

    Does look a nice little thing for a couple on the face of it with a permanent aft cabin which can be kept free for immediate use as its intended purpose, I wouldn't worry too much about it being a petrol, there are few diesel outboards anyway and they are loud and heavy really, suited to high usage commercial operations. With something like an 18hp at northern broads speeds one would need very little petrol anyway, say a couple of 25l outboard tanks (one in use, one back up) they are easily portable and fillable on the way to the boat, best done at the last filling station you pass. Petrol is available bankside but only on the southern system at Brooms and WRC from memory.
  11. http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/vandals-destroy-boat-to-steal-engine-1-4213929
  12. Advice for buying a boat

    Nothing wrong with mentioning brokers names, please feel free. As you seem to be amassing a budget for this why not continue to do just that and put yourself in a position to get something that will be safe, reliable and suit you better. You already have a boat that will keep you on the water until you can achieve that goal and even if it takes you until the spring of next year it’s not so long. On the other hand I can just about remember the impatience of youth so I do understand where you are coming from
  13. Advice for buying a boat

    Indeed, as Mark says, the link to the ebay item is what is required.
  14. Teak Deck Treatment

    I can certainly vouch for the stuff Perry uses Dave, not used it myself as I prefer just to scrub Teak with soap for that "Earnest Hemmingway" look but it certainly works well.
  15. VHF interference problem

    Some boats don't Mark, it's usually done to ground all the screening, my reason for mentioning it is that it can sometimes cause more issues than it solves and many installers simply ground the screen to DC 0v anyway.
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