Category: Fit-Out

Derelict Mansion on River Thames, Light & Horn Install

Written on Sunday, 9th June, 2019 in Fit-Out

We travel south down the River Thames on my narrowboat. I discover a creepy derelict mansion and install a new LED headlight and a rather loud trumpet horn to my boat! Ben Garratt Flickr site Grotto House Gallery Scantrut Mini Deck Seal – Cream Scantrut Mini Deck Seal -Stainless...

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Finished Painting Narrowboat & Are Out Of The Polytunnel – 63

Written on Saturday, 1st December, 2018 in Canals

At long last after weeks of sanding and painting, Alice my narrowboat has been painted and has left the polytunnel. It’s great being back on the canal again but I still have a lot of things to do. OLIGHT S2R Baton II Springwood Haven Marina

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We Start Painting Narrow Boat Alice! – 62

Written on Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 in Fit-Out

At last, it was time to move Alice my narrow boat into a covered polytunnel and give her a good sanding down and a paint. We removed all rust patches and sanded the roof, sides, bow and stern so they were super smooth. It has taken weeks of work but finally, the whole boat has...

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I’ve been invited to Victron Energy HQ! – 61

Written on Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 in Fit-Out

After featuring a number of Victron products in past videos they flew me out to their headquarters for a ‘chat’ and a look around. I went to lunch with the managing director and his dad the founder. I also had a good look around their offices in the city of Almere and chatted to Matthijs...

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Foil insulating & panelling my narrowboat – 60

Written on Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 in Canals

I’ve been busy inside my narrowboat and added foil insulated damp proof membrane to the walls and ceiling. I’ve added a series of battens to the ceiling to reduce the amount of foam I need to cut back as well as creating an air gap. Then on the walls, I’ve added manufactured oak floorboards. They...

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WiFi Mobile Broadband on a Boat – 52

Written on Sunday, 17th June, 2018 in Fit-Out

Getting Wi-Fi on a boat or RV or caravan doesn’t need to be an expensive hassle. I go over the various methods I’ve received mobile internet on my narrowboat. Remember, I use a lot of data because of all these YouTube videos so it’s all very well tested! Square Antenna: Huawei E5786:

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Lithium Battery Charging with an Alternator – 46

Written on Sunday, 6th May, 2018 in Fit-Out

After a lot of testing and tweaking, I’m finally happy with how my Lithium iron phosphate or LiFePO4 batteries are charging using my narrowboats alternator. Initially, the charge was too harsh so I used a Victron BMS 12/200 to regulate the current and give me the option to disable the charge when I want to....

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Charging my Lithium Batteries with Solar – 43

Written on Sunday, 22nd April, 2018 in Fit-Out

Around a year ago I installed two Panasonic 325 watt solar panels on the roof of my narrowboat. In this episode, I go into detail of how I’ve installed them into my Lithium batteries installation. I discuss how much solar they have yielded over the year and how I stop them charging in a lithium...

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