"Well first off, well done for crossing an ocean that most people in the stuck up marinas you visited will never see - never mind cross. I do not believe they have made shore power cords in excess of 2 thousand miles yet. I am working to outfit my…"
This is a discussion that I would like to start on why we should go renewable. From the Cost of the Equipment to the Installation (either do it yourself or have it installed) to the Cost of Diesel and mantainence on your engine. and Enviroment
"Pressure cooker, spices, garlic, onions, potatoes, lots and lots of dried beans and lentils - a sprouter for the beans - you will always have fresh veggies this way.
Rolled oats, dried raisens and cranberries, nuts, honey, - make granola.
I love the minimalist sailing provides, the confines of the solitude, I do not care where I do it as long as I do not see anything but open space and water. I like to challenge myself, go a little further each time.
I love to cook, I love to cook on board even more. I enjoying diving and snorkeling, I earn my living as a photographer.
Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys
Live aboard full time, round the horn, circumnavigate solo.
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"James, we're talking Apples and Oranges with the Deka 4Ds. While you had AGMs I had the Wet Cells which were rated much lower in AMP Hours. I had seen two different ratings for the wet cells with one estimate in the low 130Ahr range and the…"
"Oh yeah, forgot to mention battery monitor. The stock panel voltage panel is basically worthless in determining battery condition unless you've let the batteries sit idle for hours. Purchase a good battery monitor. It is vital for being up to…"
Congrats on the long life of your batteries.
May 2008 our B43 came equipped with 2 Dekka 4d Agms that are rated for 198ah's of service for a total house bank of pretty close to 400ah (396ah). Engine battery was Dekka Group…"