This is a follow-up post to my initial justifications of installing a Katadyn 40E watermaker in my 27′ sailboat – here I review its performance.
My depth sounder failed on me the day before hauling the boat out of the water – great timing! Replacing it was a little more work that I thought it’d be.
Boatyard Fever: like Cabin Fever, but while living aboard your boat in a boatyard. It’s been five weeks and I can’t take it any longer – I need to get wet!
Most small cruising sailboats have both a house battery bank and a dedicated starter battery – is this the most efficient way to use your limited space?
I was living in an electrical deficit using just my marine solar panels. So I had a portable wind generator delivered to the Bahamas – it works great!
We’ve been through this before…I get focused on boat projects and no one hears from me for weeks. This is what I’ve done since my last update.
I just purchased a Technautics CoolBlue DC holding plate system to replace my engine-driven holding plate system. It’ll be powered by my solar panels.
Probably the biggest project of “Electrical Month” – wiring and power distribution – was finally completed today.
Upgrading sailboat cabin lighting…specifically, converting all of my 15-watt incandescent bulbs to new, fancy, and energy-saving light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. And while I was at it, why not replace the actual dome lights as well?
March is Electrical Systems Month, and these projects include: an inverter, new electrical distribution panel, batteries, solar panels, and rewiring. Let’s start with selecting an inverter.