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Timleech

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    Barnabas Hedley

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  1. 12v or 24V

    Smaller 12V kit can easily be run from 24/12V droppers, eg Alfatronix, they give the benefit of stabilised output and there are usually a few on ebay at decent prices. Don't buy cheap ubranded ones. Tim
  2. Why the preference for Bolinder Engines

    Kenricks were, I think, the main makers of aftermarket Bolinder parts. I remember John Jinks showing me the differece, many moons ago, between a Bolinders head and a Kenricks head (which I had just given him). Tim
  3. Why the preference for Bolinder Engines

    Pollocks of Faversham, as has been said, were their agents for years and apparently their business was hit fairly hard when Bolinders set up thir own sales force in the UK. Maybe they were just bigger or better than the opposition? There were certainly 'aftermarket' parts made for them in th UK. Tim
  4. Northwich pub

    ISTR it closed as a pub and then did reopen briefly. May be wrong, of course. Tim
  5. I'm sure others here will have better knowledge than I, but I had the idea that the adjacent bridge over the original channel was the oldest. Tim
  6. Bridgewater closed

    Any word yet on a reopeniing date, other than the original notice? Tim
  7. Best way to use a Samsung Android tablet?

    Thanks for all sugestions. All I want to do is send & receive emails and a bit of web browsing. I do not wish to carry a laptop along, the whole point is to take advantage of the small size and low power consumption of the tablet now that I have it. We've always managed until now with basic mobile phones, ignored emails etc. I might get to play with some apps as we go along, just for fun, we'll only be boating for short days this time. Tim
  8. Best way to use a Samsung Android tablet?

    I used the term dongle loosely, I have the wifi or simlar & can access the internet via that. I'm not really familiar with the terminology. on your basis, I might as well not bother with the tablet and just take a laptop if I want internet/email, was hoping to avoid the bulk and power requirements. Why have netbooks died out? I'd have thought they are perfect for this sort of thing. Sorry, doesn't answer my questions in any way. Thanks for the suggestion anyway. Tim
  9. My three sisters seem to be wedded to their tablets, and made the very generous offer when I was stuck in hospital recently to buy me one to help to pass my time. No use in practice there, my brain was already too numb from hospital existence to cope with the strangeness, plus the advertised WiFi didn't work on my ward. Now I sort of have it up and running at home, I'm thinking of taking it with me if and when we manage to go boating, so I'm looking for practical tips to make it more useable (in my eyes). Best way to use for emails and best way to make, eg, this forum readable, that sort of thing. Easy way to import email addresses, is there a better email client than that supplied. Is there a version of Thunderbird that can be used on the machine? My son tells me it's all supposed to be 'intuitive' on a tablet (he's not a fan himself). I do have a Huawei ? dongle thingy to access the web when away from home. The highest tech we've carried on the boat up to now has been basic mobile phones. Many thanks Tim.
  10. The Pro's and Con's of Hydraulic Drives

    Not necessarily so. It does depend on what the design is of the main propulsion system. Mine is a closed loop system which doesn't permit add-ons in such a simple manner. I did include provision for an extra small pump to drive auxiliaries, but have never had the need to fit one. Tim
  11. Quietening a semi-diesel exhaust

    I would avoid any restriction whatever below the nominal size, maybe see whether you can go bigger for the last section. Tim
  12. Dredging - How often

    So it was you making all that noise, I did wonder! Had I known (didn't get the usual text from Brian/A_M) would have dragged myself out to get a couple of drums of diesel. Tim
  13. NB Dover

    I sold it to Ian Crompton and a.n. other, it may well have been bought from them by the TV people. Tim
  14. Dry dock at the top of the Rufford branch? It's years since I'be been there, but it's the only place on the Leeds & Liverpool that I can think of which remotely comes near. Tim
  15. jig saw blades reccommendations

    I can only think of rotary broaching, which is another form of articulated cutting bit, or simple broaching, which is scarcely drilling. Come on, spill the beans. Tim
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