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  1. The rules for staying on boats or any other self contained self catering accommodation are you can only do so with members of your own household, or support bubble. That is due to be extended no earlier than 17th May when hotels and other places with shared facilities will be allowed to open.
  2. Yes, the position of the terminals look about right. The picture shows the alternator with the black plastic cover removed. The brushes and regulator pack are situated between the main positive and negative terminals. 12_49cf7d33-69da-47f3-a36b-7e5e27cd1acd_2048x2048.webp
  3. I don't recognise the make or model of the alternator, but you will need to remove the black cover to get to the brushes and regulator. The plus and negative wires are straight forward. It appears there is a thinner Brown wire under the positive terminal, this will feed the regulator and appears to go under the plastic cover. The W terminal is the tacho pulse and will go to your rev counter. The two wires on the other terminal will more than likely be your battery lamp and buzzer. They will both be fed by 12V from your ignition switch and the earth side of them will be connecte
  4. My advice would be to check the brushes as a matter of urgency. Once they start to play up it is not normally long before they fail permanently. The same with regulators, but they tend to be more affected by heat, so less likely this time of year. Can you take a picture of the back of the alternator? Do you have a make and model number?
  5. Sounds like worn brushes or faulty regulator. On a lot of alternators they all form one pack held on by a couple of screws. Generally speaking the battery light is supplied with 12V from your battery and connected to the alternator. When the alternator is not running that connection is effectively at 0V and therefore the bulb, and or buzzer will sound. When the alternator is giving an output the voltage will rise and the voltage will be the same on both sides of the bulb or buzzer and therefore it goes out. So the fact that the bulb comes on means that for that period of time the alternat
  6. So then it's not really a full time mooring, just a turning area that is sometimes ok to moor in, or perhaps a place to reserve for when your friends turn up, which is probably what's upset a few?
  7. So if a boat was already in the corner and no one was on board, it would be ok for anyone to just turn up and moor at the ferry point blocking someone in?
  8. Paul, correct me in I'm wrong, but if a boat was to moor side on there, or stern on, I'm fairly certain you would be blocked in. Now you might be fine with that, but what it actually means is that you get to chose who you may, or may not allow to moor at that spot blocking you in. Doesn't really sound like a 24hr mooring spot, more like the clearance area needed to reach or leave the mooring you are currently in. A similar situation exists at the end of Neatishead mooring. It is possible for a boat to stern on in the centre at the very end of the mooring closest to the road, however if it
  9. But it wasn't a 24hr moorings spot, it was an unofficial one. Are you saying that if I was moored in that corner that I would be; A) Expected to allow someone to moor in front of me and block me in? B) Let them moor where I am and move to the spot blocking them in? c) Fully within my right to point out that it is not an official mooring spot and anyone mooring there would be restricting my right to leave at whatever time I wanted, providing it was within 24hrs. It sounds like a sensible solution to restrict it to a ferry loading unloading zone, with instructions for the fe
  10. It strikes me that to moor in that spot, is to bend the rules, which is presumably ok depending on who is doing the rule bending? With the area marked for ferries only, no one should be blocked in, with or without permission, inadvertently or otherwise. On the other hand once the ferries have stopped running, could be a good overnight mooring for an early riser who is gone before the first ferry arrives. I guess the real question that needs to be asked is why Liana is being permanently moored in the boat dyke. When operating from Hoveton it had an overnight mooring in Wroxham. If L
  11. Surely any boat mooring in the Red area would block a boat or two in from being able to leave the mooring in the corner, so realistically the area in Red shouldn't be moored in anyway. Any boats making drop offs or pickups in the Red area have to move if someone wants to moor or leave the mooring in the corner, so surely not an issue.
  12. I think what tom confirmed was the following, The space marked on the map in dark red and which is signposted is a new ferry spot which can be used by anyone (including the NWT, other organisations or other businesses) wishing to offer a ferry service for the loading/unloading of passengers. It is restricted to the area denoted by the red line on the map above, which is approximately 10 metres in length. There will be no mooring or waiting in this area by commercial vessels other than for the loading and unloading of passengers. Any ferry vessel occupying the space whilst loading/unl
  13. It is already effectively banned by byelaw 84. The master of a vessel shall not permit the vessel to emit smoke or fumes or make any noise or nuisance which gives reasonable grounds for annoyance to any other person. Unfortunately the BA chose to undermine it's own byelaws by placing signs at some moorings stating no running of engines between 8pm and 8am, which would tend to imply it is ok at other moorings. Instead they should have placed the existing byelaw on every mooring sign, with the highlight I've made above.
  14. Camden Hells isn't a bad choice though, might tempt a certain fireman!
  15. Sadly I expect there'll be a lot more of that in the next few weeks. Where people would normally be inside a pub keeping warm, they'll be outside until they can't feel their fingers and toes, then back to the boat with TV and heater on for the rest of the evening. More drain on batteries and more running of engines.
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