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TOPIC: VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 4. October 2021

VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 4. October 2021 14 Oct 2021 12:12 #126298

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Thanks Richard and Balliol. I've circumvented the problem for now, partly by judicious use of the generator when no other boats moored nearby (it's 'silenced', but still...) and partly by having moored at Waltenheim-s-Zorn overnight again, where the new bornes are much more forgiving (€4 for 8, €8 for 16 and €12 for 24 hours).

After 16 hours the domestic battery bank gauge is now showing 27.8V (5 mins. after disconnecting from shore power).

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VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 4. October 2021 12 Oct 2021 22:40 #126265

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If both battery banks output the same voltage then you could just link them with jump leads whilst the engine is running, making sure that all is done safely of course.

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VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 4. October 2021 12 Oct 2021 22:27 #126264

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I think I am right but a few miles along the canal heading into France there is a huge supermarket (Cora?) and a Brico wlthin easy walking distance of the canal and I should think there must be a 6 amp charger there somewhere
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VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 4. October 2021 12 Oct 2021 21:01 #126259

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Thanks Balliol. Admiral still on board, CH, gas, red & white fuel feeds, loo cistern, all sorted, the only remaining problem is the engine alternator, which charges the engine starter and bowthruster batteries but not the domestic battery bank, so I guess it's the splitter. Beyond me to sort that one out, I'm afraid, so need to find an electrician. So I've been having to charge via the generator every day. And unfortunately while the port de plaisance at Souffelweyersheim, where we've been since yesterday, has electricity, it's only 6 amps, so no use to man or beast, the shore fuse blows if I connect up (16 amp charger).

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VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 4. October 2021 10 Oct 2021 22:53 #126233

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Sorry to hear about the problems with the ship Pete. Hope you get sorted out soon!

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VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 4. October 2021 10 Oct 2021 21:54 #126232

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Erratum: having seen Marc Bostin's hotel boat in the flesh at Saverne last Friday I now see that it is named "Princess", not "Princesse" as I wrongly assumed (Summary Item 1). Acoustic error on my part.

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VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 4. October 2021 09 Oct 2021 12:40 #126214

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Pete Clark wrote: Sorry: 4th October, not 14th: I'm not prescient ...

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I've edited the title, Pete, so the record will be straight for the future.

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VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 14. October 2021 07 Oct 2021 22:19 #126159

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Sorry: 4th October, not 14th: I'm not prescient ...

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VNF User Group Meeting DT Nord-Est (CLU NE) 4. October 2021 07 Oct 2021 22:16 #126158

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I attended this meeting on Monday this week on behalf of DBA. We then left for our first joint visit to our boat in France for well over a year, due to Covid, only to find that what could have gone wrong, had. Engine, generator, fuel supply, gas, heating, you name it, it was feeling neglected and unloved, and showed it. The Admiral having made it plain in no uncertain terms that either things - particularly the heating! - improved rapidly or she would abandon ship, complete with dogs, I'm afraid typing up minutes of meeting has had to take a rather poor second place in the grand scheme of things. So my apologies for the slight delay in producing the attached meeting summary, together with VNF's presentation - I will forward the full MoM on receipt of same from VNF.

And tomorrow: off into the sunrise!

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