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About Boredrider

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    Wirral, UK

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    Eclipse No.2
  1. Roof and Gutter sealant from a DIY shed. Cheap as chips, and cleans off with white spirit.
  2. An alternative to Cox, who I can recommend.
  3. Saxilby visitor mooring last year: A complete angler's brolly that took many hours to remove. It was bagged and disposed of after the photos!
  4. We are on the Southern GU, heading for Paddington Basin. We saw only two boats moving yesterday - all day! Today we have seen four boats moving! Like you we have passed many, many, moored boats. Mike
  5. Ed Shiers will sort both alternator and TravelPower I can highly recommend him if you are in the Midlands. Mike
  6. Giffard Park refuse facility is closed. This is how it looked this morning:
  7. Ours is also plumbed slightly differently, enabling me to put a tube from a Pela pump through the header tank, down to skin tank level if required, and pump some or all of the coolant out. I can judge the level by measuring the length of tube inserted. Then I have put a bleed screw, after the thermostat, in the top pipe. It is then possible to ensure that I put back in all the coolant that was pumped out, without any airlocks.
  8. If your MPPT behaves like mine, it will not reach the max voltage setting until it has to. What was the SOC when you took the readings?
  9. Of course, you could always convert the generator to run on LPG................................
  10. Steve Roberts
  11. At the end of last season we had our Nobels BT motor rebuilt by an Auto Electrical Specialist in Tamworth. I can provide further detail if you need it, but they said that parts were freely available and were common to other, more well known brands of electrical motor. Ours needed new brushes and a brush box. The contactors are also easily available. Are you able to say more specifically what needs doing on yours?
  12. That's where the cash got splashed. On a paint thickness meter, before starting the job.
  13. One side was done in March this year, and is still looking good. It has been washed twice in the season, with Autoglym shampoo. The roof, which is Epiphanes Red, needed cutting/polishing again after four months, but I didn't cut it as hard on the first attempt. I think that if you invest a bit of time, cash, and effort you will get a finish that will least at least six months, so beginning of the cruising season, and maybe the end, before winter.
  14. I cut with Farecla G3, polished with Autoglym Super Resin Polish, and topped with AutoGlym Extra Gloss Protection. It worked well for me, but you should try a test patch first! I have no idea if there is silicon in the Autoglym products.
  15. Here is a chart that is referred to elsewhere in the forum. I found it very useful when trying to understand how the tides wok on the Trent. I can also confirm that the Trent Boating Association charts are very good at showing you how to avoid the various obstacles and hazards.