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Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat

Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat

This is a short guide to installing flexible solar panels to a narrowboat. Background I’ve lived on my boat for 2 years. When I first started, I was located in a Marina. Everything was laid on, showers, water, electrical hook-up. It reminded me of a high-rise flat for boats. After my boat was painted, I took it up on a journey to the most Northern and Southern reaches of the UK canal system. It was called Bonnie Journey, in the…

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Painting a narrowboat water-tank

Painting a narrowboat water-tank

** Update 27th July, 2018.** During last summer, the heat of the sun on the hull and the cool of the interior of the water-tank caused a lot of the coating, previously discussed in this post, to flake off. This left flakes of toxic residue in my water and made it unsuitable as a potable water source. As an alternative to climbing into the water-tank and getting myself covered in toxic bitumen water-tank paint in the blazing hot summer sun,…

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Dodford -> Whilton

Dodford -> Whilton

Skipping Muscott, made my way to Whilton, a short distance away from the marina. As always, I’ve tried to moor in the sun. I like to wake up in the morning and see as much sunshine as possible. Same goes throughout the day. As well as that, it keeps the solar charging 🙂 This is one of first pictures with my new phone. (Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat This is a…

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On the Thames again

On the Thames again

This time, heading into London to pick up my post…. It started raining at around Marlow. All my gear is wet, so I’m drying it out on the fire, as well as cooking my dinner…. Taking a narrowboat on the Thames I wrote a guide about this last year. It’s true, moorings are easier to find further down. Currently I’m in Windsor. I can see the castle from my window as I eat my dinner and drink my Guinness. Here’s…

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Bonny Journey – Day 2 – Calf Heath to Gnosall

Bonny Journey – Day 2 – Calf Heath to Gnosall

Onto day two. Less clouds in the sky… Woke up early, about 5, before the sun had come up. Went back to sleep again. BESTEK 2000W Power Inverter The inverter was still working after a night. Got to watch TV in the morning, always good. Tried to microwave my porridge using the inverter. Didn’t quite work… The video shows the explosion and the flames all over the cabin, (only joking mum). Morning chores Living on a boat, you’ve always got…

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