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Alan de Enfield

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  1. That's what I thought - but they said 10 days (maybe it is one hour per day), maybe they needed to 'plan it in', Irrespective, at that price its a no-go. I guess 10 hours at £30/hr + parts - might be somewhere near.
  2. I sent the Victron off for repair to "Sellweb" (as suggested earlier in the thread), they have just come back to me with a quotation. "The power supply is faulty and will require a full re-build. This is 10 days labour, plus parts and will come to £350 + VAT (ie £420)" The cost of the return is £15 + VAT (it cost me £5 to send it with 'My Hermes' and I got a £5 off next shipment voucher) I told them to scrap it - no doubt they will strip it and gets some useful 'bits' - but it was of no use to me and not worth throwing another £18 at it. The new unit I purchased with warranty and including VAT & Next day delivery was £350. It is no wonder people say we live in a 'throw away society' when it costs 25+% more to repair something than to buy it new.
  3. Normally your surveyor would show you how to operate 'things'.
  4. It should - We are talking about Whilton you know. The 'norm' is not the 'norm'.
  5. Lurv It.
  6. The previous owner of our last Nb (with an LPWS4) had exactly the same problem, he took it back to the builder, and insisted they replace it, a short time & the new one was exactly the same - he then had someone else replace it and, after some time it was exactly the same. Don't worry about it - does it really matter. I found that when you switch on the ignition it drops back to Zero, and once the engine is running it reads correctly. The problem is just when you switch off the ignition it seems to 'freeze' at around 600 (ish) RPM
  7. I realise that the OPs fridge is a different make to my Waeco - but - are they not 'all the same under the skin' ? As I posted above, my installation manual states a MINIMUM of 15a fuse so a 20a would be fine. "Fit a fuse in the positive wire of at least 15A (for 12V)"
  8. The Waeco figures are : For safety reasons the refrigerator is equipped with an electronic system to prevent the polarity being reversed. This protects the refrigerator against reversed polarity when connecting to a battery and against short circuiting. To protect the battery, the refrigerator switches off automatically if the voltage is insufficient. 12 V Cut-off voltage 10.4 V Cut-in voltage 11.7 V
  9. I have not seen where the OP states the make of fridge (have I missed it ?) My Waeco fridge manual states : ➤ Connect the refrigerator – as directly as possible to the poles of the battery or – to a 12 or 24 V DC socket. Fit a fuse in the positive wire of at least 15A (for 12V) or 7.5A (for 24V) (fig. e 1, page 9). ➤ Connect the red cable (fig. e rt, page 9) to the positive terminal of the battery. ➤ Connect the black cable (fig. e sw, page 9) to the negative terminal of the battery.
  10. Ah, yes - I see it now. "Screw" that.
  11. Rigid Transom ? Rigid Floor / Folding Floor ? Hard (GRP) hull, or a 'soft' floor ? How many cells in the tubes ? Seating ? Rowlocks Fuel Tank ? Engine make ? Price ? Pictures ?
  12. Are you suggesting that a boat that weighs 30 tonnes. displaces the same amount of water as a boat weighing 10 tonnes ?
  13. Or - post details and pictures here. I could be interested. Where in the N. Midlands ?
  14. They are 5 minutes per litre of 'warm' (under 60 degrees) oil. Max run time 30 minutes, leave to stand 10 minutes and then can use for another 30 minutes. You can set it up and leave it, go and do something else, return after 30 minutes, switch it off, have a cup-of-tea, turn it back on and carry on with your 'jobs'. What else are you going to do anyway ?