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  1. Yup, read those in the past - they turn up fairly high in the google results when looking for hot fill machines. I'm keen to see the spec to see what temp washes it will use the hot feed for. Pipe runs and the rest of it not really an issue. Once I've seen the spec I will be able to decide whether it makes sense for my specific install and usage scenario.
  2. Linky as requested. They look interesting but I haven't found a tech specification. Hoping they will have very low power requirements.
  3. ebac have finally launched hot-fill models so may be worth a look.
  4. Shame my mooring is way out in West London or I would have jumped at that offer - currently setting myself up as an artist so two days paid work a week on a historic ship would have been perfect. If you haven't had many responses it might be worth putting up a notice on the Facebook London boaters group?
  5. Also keeping tabs, my boat came with some but they were not waterproof. Also, do others keep them inside when not in use? Not sure if it was the lack of waterproof-e-ness but I had to do a bit of repainting as I ended up with micro blisters on paint underneath them after leaving ours out all summer.
  6. They went from towing to two abreast (whilst on the move) as they went past my boat towards Bulls Bridge Tesco a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful manoeuvre, made it look effortless. Which it probably was to them! I love seeing those boats when they are down here (Brentford <-> Hayes).
  7. 14 bags under the cratch cover, 8 under the seats at the stern, 8 on the roof under tarp (we've got a 10 foot wide square arsed boat). Buying the lot at once gets us a discount but does adjust the trim a little.
  8. Sounds similar to what the local councils are now applying to piss taker council tenants? If It isn't your primary residence, why should the rest of the UK subsidise you profiting as a landlord? (or even worse, leaving it empty)
  9. Indeed. My missus put her back out last year when the owner of that very boat decided to turn around outside the bow of ours. She went to the front to see what all the excessive revving was about and got out just in time to stop it caving in our cratch board and cover. I came out at that moment to see the owner emerge from the back of the boat (Wasn't at the tiller whilst in forward gear!) furiously trying to light a very pungent rollie. Way less than impressed. No button fender on that thing either, we do wonder how many tupperwares they have sunk over the years...
  10. Not as posh but I've been using these for a couple of years now: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sky-Wolf-Eye-2500-LM-Zoomable-Flashlight-CREE-XML-T6-LED-18650-Flashlight-Torch-/391401076812 in combination with this 230v/12v input charger. Happy as larry, I can cycle down the towpath in pitch black without worry and pretend I have a lightsaber if I am in a childish mood and puy it in sharp spotlight mode.
  11. Guessing that at this time it suits them to actually take them back rather than flip the v sign after taking a 'deposit'.
  12. What's missing? I tried opening link but got hammered by spam popups.
  13. I bought a Collingwood boat a couple of years ago. Watched it get put together at the Liverpool yard. Anne worked in the office. When it got delivered the name plate said 'Orchard marine'
  14. Ah ok, that's not so bad then. If renovation was for commercial purposes all along I do hope they were informed though. It might have been me but the end shots didn't look like the work was anything more than superficial (Scrub up and paint over) which is a shame. Hopefully the boat will last long enough for someone a little more hands on to finish the job.
  15. Oh dear, I bet a number of the volunteers wouldn't be happy if they knew the free labour was being used for commercial gain.