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  1. down river from Bramerton. John
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    Hybrid Boats

    You can't over load a 16 amp out or a 32 amp outlet as the MCB will trip, you could over load the cable if not large enough for the load being passed and if it burns/shorts the RCD will cut the currant in 30 milliseconds. John
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    Hybrid Boats

    A electric powered boat can be fully charged overnight that's why the the posts have a 32 amp socket if each post had a different socket/plug they could easily be reserved for electric boats or evan all 32 amp outlets reserved for electric tolled boats . nonetheless i think a all electric boat isn't a good idea at the moment unless you can guarantee a charging point every two to three days a hybrid is much safer as you have the ability to recharge any time, panda do a very good generator its small but has a high constant charge rate which gives you the best of both worlds ablett at a cost, you would also be entitled to red diesel at full rebate. John
  4. Perhaps another two jerry cans would be easier. John
  5. How do you get car to garage when you have siphoned it all out, or would you only push pipe in halfway,plus a mouth full spat in water or over back of boat. John
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    Hybrid Boats

    A electric powered boat can be fully charged overnight that's why the the posts have a 32 amp socket if each post had a different socket/plug they could easily be reserved for electric boats or evan all 32 amp outlets reserved for electric tolled boats . nonetheless i think a all electric boat isn't a good idea at the moment unless you can guarantee a charging point every two to three days a hybrid is much safer as you have the ability to recharge any time, panda do a very good generator its small but has a high constant charge rate which gives you the best of both worlds ablett at a cost, you would also be entitled to red diesel at full rebate. John
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    Hybrid Boats

    Hi Alan Boats use different batteries to cars whare weight and size is important, boats have space and need ballast so use NiFe batteries with 11,000 min cycles 30 year cycle with a cost of £0.22 pence as against £1.44pence for LFP with 2,500 cycles there are other issues such as maintenance. Your friend possibly used the fast charge as against the overnight charge which allows the batteries to last longer, there is a lot the car manufacturers don't disclose to car users. John
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    Hybrid Boats

    Hi Yes but not cheap but minimal running costs and less maintenance. John
  9. Hi Did you check electrolyte levels so called sealed, remove sticker on top of battery filler plug underneath.John
  10. Two lads bought it to do a full restoration, but the B A refused them a permit to sail it away to get it lifted out , so there it sits. John
  11. There are two types of inverter pure sine wave which repeats home 240 power and modified sine wave which does not, if your appliance has led/arister controles you need pure sine wave if a motor, electric iron with a switch modified is ok a lot more technical then this but if touch screen controls pure if a switch modified is ok. John
  12. Any boat that goes under Yarmouth will go under Reedham and most under Somerleyton you just have to time your passage. John
  13. The main problem with taking a river boat to sea is anything of 5 and over the sediment that accumulates in the fuel tank gets stirred up, blocking the filters, sea boats should have two or more parreled fuel filters for each engine with cross valves with plenty of spares. John
  14. I often wonder why the mother and child bays are right outside the entrances where it is most busy, mothers with child are not usually disabled and have mobility problems and if there child ran of when lifting them from the car on to the ground they are more likely to get run over where if they moved this type of bay to one side where less movement it would be safer for the child and less likely to be used by non conformers who are just nipping in to shop. John
  15. The Beauchamp is another case where the BA dont help the caravans would not have been seen from the river and could have made the pub viable with a long stretch of moorings at a wide stretch of remote not particularly beautiful area available to boats, a games room and swings for children away from river bank there use to be all these until Ba stopped it, pub then goes down hill and no use to any one. Very short sited in my opinion. John
  16. Hi Be aware that many cheap LEDs can overheat and catch fire only use accredited one's from reliable sources ie Wards/Bedazzled, Bedazzel has a good website with information on this. John
  17. Hi Coryton First mud weighting you drop a weight from the bow usually this anchors the boat to the bottom but it will swing depending on the direction of the wind and tide this is not a issue providing you moor/mud weight far enough away from any obstacles and allow a certain amount of spare slack to allow for a rising tide not necessary if done at high tide, as you will then drop and have more slack, you also need a little slack so the rope is not vertical but at a angle which allows less pull on rope, it can be irritating if using the teli as the aerial wll move and lose the signal hence some use a additionaltal weight to stop this. Mooring to the bank if you take the rope from the fursite cleat this will give you more scoop so as you drop/rise it pulls/shortains the rope less,additily if you tie off further away along the bank also gives more scoop, it doesn't matter if the boat moves along the bank or away as long as you don't step of without checking the gap between bank and boat. Why would you want a escape dinghy your not going to sink are you, only useful to get to the pub. don't worry it will be all right on the night thousands manage with out any misshape just use a bit of common sense you don't park your car close to another so's not able to open your door do you!. Just bring a largest torch with spare battery and a tape/string if you wear glasses and a pair of gardening gloves can be useful along with antacid tablets if you suffer from indigestion. Enjoy your holiday . John
  18. I think a lot of reliability issues rust aside are down to how it is driven a classic example was the Viva HA which if you kept your foot on the clutch when stationary would wear the small thrust bearing which then allowed the crankshaft to move forward and tip the pistons which then caused bore wear and high oil consumption and then engine failure, leaving front wheel drive vehicles on full lock caused gaiters to split then wear to the joint. John
  19. Absolutely correct i would like to add in the absence of road markings to the contrary, a roundabout near here now has road markings that indicate keeping in right hand lane to turn right and to go straight on, but still some stay in left hand lane to go straight on perhaps specsavers or do drivers not look about them when driving and concentrate on what they are doing, perhaps this is why boats hit low bridges. John
  20. I find Geocel 201 works well or any car gasket rubber sealant if a small tube will do, don't tighten fully until it's cured and make sure surface/hole is clean/ dry and any loose material is removed, if wood core is rotten dig out and DRY out and then use Gorilla past but smear screw threads with vaseline otherwise you won't be able to remove/unscrew in the future. John
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    Sob?

    It doesn't matter how good and reliable a boat engine is and its setup/configuration, if it is not suitable for the job it it's doing it won't be reliable, broads boats have there prop protected by a large size skeg and many have two raw water filters or are keel cooled, harbour boats are designed to work in wide open deep waters and have a high speed to get to work sites and don't work in muddy shallow reed infested waters. The R N L I use inflatables or hover craft for shallow waters, perhaps asking the local workboat operators for their advice might be a sensible way to get the right replacement next time.John
  22. Hi Bob Yes that's the way to destroy a battery, it's not good practice to test a leisure batteries with a battery discharge tester as they have thin plats and they are not designed to give a large currant unlike starter batteries which have thicker plates and designed to give a large currant for a short time using a hydrometer gives best results as each cell can be different. John
  23. Hi Paul M I G would be best are you hiring one or buying one, small mig welders come with small aerosol canisters so no need for large bottles just cheaper than aerosols, check face mask for pits as they can be difficult to see through if badly pitted. John
  24. Perhaps the BA are going to have toll plate recognition cameras to catch non payers that only pan on the bow. John
  25. Hi Bob Sterling do positive shunts if you want currant flow. John
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