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JeremyFisher
Apr-05-2005 @ 10:39 AM                           Permalink
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Back home after a lovely few days.  Weather was excellent, some good sailing and a BBQ

Can someone tell me why it is that "stinkies" have to run their engines all night!  It is particularly annoying at places like Womack Staithe where all the boats are moored  stern on and it seems that they have to run the engine until late at night and start again first thing in the morning.   I think it must be particulalry annoying if you are moored next door and cant do much for the environment either!   We could hear them indoors with doors and windows shut.

A bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office.

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Hi J F could not agree more as a stinky my self i think it is bad manners to run engines after 8 at night its the diesal heating thing that takes the power, new boats with gas central heating do not need engines running.
sorry about the rant but who wants egine noise when the plan was to escape such intrusions.

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JF,

I think its the still at home mentality, the boat is sitting there all interior lights blazing, fridge running, night heater running, TV on.

There is still little need to have the engine running while these are on, most alternators will top the batteries back up in ten minutes.

While I wholeheartedly agree that diesel engines running all night is a pain and unecessary. I don't think you can beat the smell of diesel exhaust fumes on an engine started on a cold damp morning, but then again I'm a little odd like that. Wink

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Paul

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very odd Evil Grin  Cheers
But i like it.

roya

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I fully agree JF.

The advice given to me by most hire yards was, "you may need the engine running whilst you start the heating, but once it's running you can turn it off" This applies to Webasto or Esbacher heaters.

You should get hot water during your daily running, in the morning just push off early and warm the engine, before stopping for breakfast with a nice hot tank of water for showering.

Again if possible and safe use your ropes to pull yourself clear of most boats before starting the engine, but never leave yourself adrift without power Smile

Diesel engines need medium revs when starting, but once started minimum revs to allow the oil to circulate, until under way. They perform better under loading and should not be left running on tick over from cold for long periods.

Keith

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Drag soapbox out. Climb on.
(This is a personal favorite rant of mine.)

Have I told this tale before?
One early morning, moored at Womack Staithe, we peeped out and saw the wind playing with the leaves (and you know what THAT means.)
So we stowed the awning in silence, untied and pushed off, leaving the engine asleep so that we wouldn't disturb our neighbours.
But before we'd started ours, several of the moored boats had fired up.

Is it electricity that they need?
I tend to blame showers.
Maybe it doesn't occur to these people to shower while on the move (I've observed elsewhere, the excitement of wondering what's going on with the boat while you're naked.)

Probably the only answer is for the authority to put power points on all the staithes.
(Pause for laughter).

I wonder if some signs on the staithes would help.
In the mean time, we often enjoy swinging on the weight.

OK - soapbox put away again for a bit.

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Hello Everyone!

We're back home too!!!

Not from the Broads and Tuppence but from Cheshire.  Snowdon was a real experience but one not to miss.  

Looking forward to being afloat again though.  Far less strenuous.......

Nice to catch up with the site again too!

Christina


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quote:"......
We're back home too!!!

Not from the Broads and Tuppence but from Cheshire.  Snowdon was a real experience but one not to miss.
......."



Hi Tuppence. If you know who moved Snowdon to Cheshire... could you tell the Broads Authority. I think they could pick up some useful tips on earth-moving.  Smile  Playful  Smile

Steve

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OH NO!!!

Do you know! I read it after I posted it and thought that sooner rather than later someone would notice what I'd said.

Forgot to mention that we stayed at my sisters in Cheshire but then travelled to Wales!!!

Must be the atiutude sickness!

Thanks for putting me straight Steve!

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Blush  Blush
Sorry Tuppence - couldn't help myself!! I think it's "Broads Deprivation Syndrome". Hope to start treatment in the next couple of weeks!!

Steve

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