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    03-27-2018, 10:06 PM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Just to make it more interesting , the question mark connection was high pressure , but now there is no water from it. Yet the tanks have water. I...
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    03-27-2018, 08:55 PM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I'll do some work with a shovel over winter . But for example , I have a board with 4 inlets , and 4 outlets . One of the inlets is a big question...
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    03-27-2018, 07:50 PM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I have. The map he gave me isn't accurate. Rob J.
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    03-27-2018, 07:45 PM
    Yes "Man overboard" seems to be the real killer. It is interesting to see what happens in a "Man overboard" practice drill , particularly if the man...
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    03-27-2018, 06:21 PM
    Yes , exactly Ian. I think this bloke was welding at the back of the boat. But there were trapped fumes , and a full tank , what could possibly go...
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    03-27-2018, 06:15 PM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Maybe. But lots of complex systems that are hard to work out. Like the interconnectability with 14 water tanks. Fine for the engineer that put...
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    03-27-2018, 06:01 PM
    The owner won't be impressed. I'm hoping the boat is insured !. Rob J.
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    03-27-2018, 06:54 AM
    Yes , you would have to really keep on top of the maintainance . She has gone too far now. Apparently the owner wants to take her to a cheaper...
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    03-27-2018, 06:48 AM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Yes , thats what I thought too. Late next year we can make a decision , based on experience and research. It is also set up for a storage battery ,...
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    03-27-2018, 06:42 AM
    As my boat builder of choice Garry Stewart would say , it would be cheaper to build a new one the same , than to repair that properly. A real shame...
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    03-27-2018, 06:30 AM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I may be able to connect Solar to the gas HWS. It is an instantaneous hot water system. The PO was running one of the biggest hospitals in the...
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    03-27-2018, 06:00 AM
    Yep , welding , and petrol vapours , a deadly mix. And a full tank of petrol as well !. He is a very lucky boy. Rob J.
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    03-27-2018, 05:58 AM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Well we have 16 solar panels , in a hot dry climate , so power isn't an issue. But the hot water is gas. Haven't tried to figure out the why's and...
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    03-27-2018, 05:29 AM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Funny that , about solar hot water. If I had my 'druthers , I'd combine solar hot water and a slow combustion stove too. But we need to go through...
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    03-27-2018, 05:07 AM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Its warming up here. We just lit the fire for the first time this year. Rob J.
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    03-27-2018, 04:28 AM
    https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/grandfathers-miraculous-escape-from-rockingham-boat-explosion-ng-b88786759z . No thanks. Rob J.
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    03-27-2018, 04:12 AM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Farming is full of downs , and the occasional up. Ask any grain farmer , or dairy farmer , particularly those in Victoria. With the MG implosion...
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    03-27-2018, 03:38 AM
    Portland replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    No , and that would be a bugger. If I couldn't get a job , anywhere , then I might even go on the dole. But there are always jobs available , if...
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