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  1. oldgregg

    Lpg Induction Hob, Anyone?

    No immersion heater running?
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    Lpg Induction Hob, Anyone?

    The trouble is that if you've tripped the post out then you've gone WAY over the rated current. The breaker is there to protect the cable supplying it, and the damage that I'm talking about was done without anything tripping out.
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    Lpg Induction Hob, Anyone?

    And provided you've not got much else running at the same time.. They pull around 2KW. People do assume that because you've got shore power it must be like a domestic supply, but the average Broads cruiser with shore power is wired for 16Amps (as are the majority of the sockets on the posts). That's only 3.6KW at 230V, or around a sixth of the supply most of us in the UK have at home. I have seen molten shore power cables and adapters...
  4. oldgregg

    Richardson 2019

    I think we may yet see some other additions to the fleet for 2019, though Clive would be able to confirm.. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  5. Alan I've only just seen this and for once I'm lost for words (who knew that was possible?). So sorry to hear of your loss. Tan was a lovely lady and I can't begin to imagine what you're going through. My thoughts are with you. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  6. oldgregg

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    The Broom hire boats were built to a private spec and are very difficult and costly to repair. The fancy electric sunroofs have now been disconnected as they kept being taken off on bridges. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  7. oldgregg

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    I'm not sure tree technology has advanced hugely in the last 30 years... They really are built that way for a reason. That's why the Broom ones have got so wrecked by them trying to be 'clever'.
  8. oldgregg

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    The simple answer I think is that it ages reasonably well and is durable and relatively inexpensive. Hireboats take an unbelievable amount of punishment so they need to be built to take it. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  9. oldgregg

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    Looking at the pics of the interior fitout, this is very much a boggo Woods build so will be quite different from the Broom boats (no great surprise there, admittedly).
  10. oldgregg

    Not Really A Holiday

    Yes, I was shocked by that as well!
  11. oldgregg

    Broads Toll 2019

    Or the Ricko's mechanic would just bring a genset with him... That's assuming there wasn't one fitted.
  12. oldgregg

    Broads Toll 2019

    Exactly. So a pair of batteries rated at 100KWh / 375V would probably be enough. But not when they're £40K each.
  13. oldgregg

    Broads Toll 2019

    I think we'll see a Broads cruiser with the powertrain from a salvaged electric car before too long, but the battery technology has to come a bit further before it's ready to put into hire. Those Tesla fast chargers are designed to give you a top-up in around 20 minutes hence the huge current draw - But a Broads cruiser could be plugged in for 12+ hours overnight so wouldn't be pulling that sort of ampage. A top-spec Tesla car has around 780hp, and a 100kwh battery that gives circa 250-320 mile range. I've tried to do the maths to work out what that would equate to in a boat with a 100hp motor, fridge, bilge pump, lights, toilets etc but failed miserably as there are so many variables. I suspect a couple of Tesla batteries in an RC45 might do quite nicely but they're about £40K a piece without the control systems, and there are quite a few engineering challenges involved in doing it. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  14. oldgregg

    Playstation 2

    Mostly, but yeah the later hardware revisions had some issues. They even had issues with some PS2 games. Doesn't look like that particular game is one of the problem ones... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_games_incompatible_with_PlayStation_2
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    Playstation 2

    That's a PS1 game I think? Should be able to get hold of a copy on eBay though....
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