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    A Yorkshireman On A Broads Holiday

    Is there any other kind?
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    A Yorkshireman On A Broads Holiday

    What are you doing here then?
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    Was it a rat in a bmw?
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    BSS does insist on low level ventilation......
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    The Rights And Wrongs Of Rights Of Way

    I find it's far better to keep calm, smile sweetly, wave gently, and carry a battery drill and holesaw, they have to moor somewhere.....
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    Private Boat Hire Request

    On the northern rivers outboards can be a PITA with stern on moorings, not such an issue on the southern rivers.
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    Domestic Water Pump

    I would assume it's a diaphram pump in which case the valves can get worn and crud under them letting some back and lose pressure, it should have a strainer before the pump that can get full of crud and restrict flow and easily cleaned. If it's an impellor pump it's way outdated for it's use and needs replacing for a modern diaphram pump.
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    Domestic Water Pump

    If you fit a higher pressure pump make sure you check the PRV on the calorifier is up to the new pressure, you will probably need to replace that too with a 4bar PRV or the extra pressure will just pee out the side into the bilge. If you have accumulator or expansion tank they will also need the air pressure adjusting accordingly or they will not work very well. I upgraded my pump to a 45 psi and fitted a 4 bar PRV and it made a good difference, don't be surprised to find a few leaks first time you pressure it up though as it will have been checked at the lower pressure.
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    The Broads On National News!

    Nah they were battery powered.
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    Another Dumb Question

    Whats wrong with pampers?
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    Another Dumb Question

    Buy a spare charger off fleabay, cheap chinese junk is fine as you wont use the power adaptor, cut the lead and graft to an unused usb cable, black to black, red to black with pale white tracer. I did it as an experiment as the charger says 5.5v output, I guessed it would be dropped to something like 3.7v in the vac so gave it a go. The green light flashes while charging and stays on when full, my usb socket shows amps drawn and drops to 0 when charged so charging regulation must be inside vac, I stayed on board and checked temperaturee first time and all was fine.
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    Another Dumb Question

    I did the bow V berth area as that is where we sleep, I used 1/2" celotex where I could and the foiled bubblewrap stuff where it needed to be flexible, I did foil tape all the edges so the condensation didn't just collect behind it. We did get water running down the vinyl panels in the berth in winter but that has gone now, it will be there somewhere but not in my bedding. I'd like to do my cabin but not going to take down the old vinyl unless I'm replacing and that will have to wait due to lack of bearsedness. (there's a new word for you, feel free to use it but royalties are payable in beer!) The airmat stuff is good under mattresses but not cheap, it gives a bit of air flow under them. Windows are a lost cause. but a karcher window vac is great only downside is you can't use it upside down for steep angled screens or the water comes through the motor, I also made up a lead so it could charge via a usb socket instead of being reliant on mains for charging.
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    Another Dumb Question

    I've added insulation to each panel I've had off mine, not yet done them all as it's a lot of hassle if they are not coming out for another reason. Cuts down on condensation lots.
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    The Rights And Wrongs Of Rights Of Way

    It's the same on cars, people use the horn to communicate things about the anchor (or at least I think he said anchor...).
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    Waterproofing A Canopy

    Absolutely, don't even think of spraying it on! I use a 1:4 mix with water and brush on doing as much over land as possible.

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