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  1. simple thing to do. take the bulb out and read the volt / wattage on it. that will tell you if it is 12v or mains.
  2. Alan, just logged on after an absence of a few months. sooo sorry to hear this dreadful shocking news and my thoughts are with you, it happened to me 4 years ago almost to the day. Tan will always be with you in spirit just remember that. I recall when I joined this forum, you both were one of the first to welcome me, she will be sadly missed by all of us. Trev.
  3. And grease the new one lightly before fitting, both on the impeller blades and the drive splines.
  4. They were just having a ball........
  5. Hi Robin, was good to see you at horning last weekend. From what you describe above I dont really think you have an issue. The nominal voltage of a fully charged 12 volt battery is actually 12.2 volts no load. The alternator normally charges anywhere between 13 and 13.8 volts, some at 14.2. If you are getting 12.2 in the morning with no load on the batteries, then there is still a lot of power left in them, worry if it drops to or below 12v. It is perfectly normal for the voltage to fall off over a couple of hours after stopping the engine and the readings you describe are perfectly within normal paramaters. An alternator is designed essentially for a lead acid starter battery and should blast high amps into the battery for a short time to replace the current used to start the engine, this then falls off very rapidly to just above a trickle charge to prevent battery damage. Leisure batteries are of course a slightly different matter as they dont like being boost charged and prefer a steady high trickle charge instead. So basically I wouldnt worry too much as long as your morning voltage is around the 12.2 mark, all is fine. cheers trev
  6. Nowt wrong with a stokers dhobey hitch. Served me well for years. Have recently developed a new knot, I call it the snakes wedding..........
  7. Same here was dragged off HMS Upton and dumped on HMS Pict ( sister ship to the infamous Gaul ) a trawler hastily converted to minesweeping. The memories of the lsl's burning will never leave me unfortunately. God bless them all.
  8. Or you could just put angled scarf joints in with sliding fishplate joiners.
  9. Hells Bells Charlie. Have you walked under a black cat or something ?. Hope things get better for you mate and more importantly that the tiger comes off the critical list very soon. Cheers Trev
  10. Go for it Ray. I consider myself to be a fair boat handler and have been doing so for many years but I have a BT on my boat and I use it, I know exactly what you mean about getting that bit closer as I too have arthritis quite bad in my knees and ankles and it had proved an absolute godsend, particularly when reversing into tight spaces in a wind, I had to have a pump out over easter and the space was almost impossibly tight. Had I not had the BT I would not have attempted it or if I had would have done a fair amount of damage to both mine and other boats. Mine was fitted by ferry marina about 2 years ago, they did a fantastic job and it cost just over the 3 grand mark but that was for a radio control 75 kg thrust vetus one. hope that helps cheers trev
  11. Hi All. Just want to say to everyone have a great time and I hope the weather is kind to you. We did the spring meet last year and it was ace, sadly cant make it this year for several reasons, so a tad disappointed. PS if braveheart or corsican are there, ask them if they can remember my recipie for sangria......actually on reflection, probably not as we consumed a 2 gallon bucket of the stuff between us last year and I dont think anyone remembers anything !! Have a wonderful one cheers trev
  12. see if you can find thermostat and turn it either fully down or off at the switch...
  13. tjg1677

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    Hi simon. We have been moored at brundall for just over 3 weeks, prior to that we were at horning. Best move we could have made. I arrived down here about half an hour ago and am sat up on the bridge just chillng out after the drive, its a beautiful evening!! Good luck with the move Cheers Trev
  14. You could be right there in the last two weeks we have been over the crossing about 20 times and at least 15 times it was closed. Yes wards good chandlers got some bits from them last week...excellent and nothing too much trouble.
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