Posts Tagged with ‘Electrical’
14 Nov 2016
So the initial opening of the boat had finally come. It was a moment of intense concern. Would the bilge be overflowing? Would there be leaks? Would it be a garden of mold? All of our worries slowly evaporated as we climbed down into the fumes of formaldehyde and dusty but faint smell of mold and saw that Sundowner was essentially in the state that we left her.
There were no obvious sources of water intrusion. There wasn’t mold all over everything. The items we’d left in bags […]
23 Sep 2015
For many months cruising and sailing and exploring has been absolutely grand. Days slip by effortlessly as we swim, sail, and generally have a good time. But then there are times… Like these… Alas, our beginnings in San Blas have not been all that we wished for and perhaps that is part of the problem. Low expectations with a good experience yields great fun. High expectations with bad experiences are doubly bad.
As a side note, this post is not about belly aching about our pro […]
28 Dec 2014
Its strange but true… Sundowner is not equipped with a shore power outlet. In fact, there is no AC wiring onboard save one clunky little cigarette lighter fed inverter that we’ve never plugged in and haven’t ever needed to care about.
This seemingly perplexes many people. Conversations inevitably lead to questions about getting to a marina to “plug in”. It seems that the same folks that ask about these sorts of things continue to ask about them even after I̵ […]
28 Dec 2013
Due to an oversight on my part, plans have been rearranged. You see, I thought after getting the boomkin in place I’d be ready to drop the mast and get to work on the mast step right away. Unfortunately my clever plan didn’t take into account that the crane operator would be on vacation until after the end of the holidays. This has caused me to “rearrange” some of my project priority orders just to make use of the time I have on vacation to work on the boat even if the […]
01 Jul 2012
Well, since its “burn your soul” hot outside, I decided NOT to venture out of the condo today. My plan had been to go back aboard and take out the anchor rode to photograph the chafe marks and also measure the exact amount of rode we had out, which I have marked. I’d been wanting to regal my readers with the harrowing tale of anchoring on the high seas in a gale. But you know… That’s way too interesting for a 150 degree day. Instead you’ll all have to settle f […]
27 May 2012
Ever so slowly the Louisiana summer is creeping back up in. High temps are in the mid 90’s. We are counting down to our sailing trip in two weeks! Later and later we go to the boat, escaping the heat. Too bad the marina water is a pale shade of brown instead of a cool shade of blue. It’s great swimming weather.
Back to the boat this evening, making progress on the electrical project. We installed 3 new Bebi LED lights in the salon, hiding the overhead salon light wires […]
28 Apr 2012
Tate has been kicking butt and taking names, and by that I mean bringing the heat, and by that I mean lighting our boat. 3 days this week after work we have spent hours on Sundowner installing our Radio, Stereo, and LED lights. Things are really coming along.
Tonight we were able to install the dinette table lighting on the port side of the salon. Previous the only lighting over the table was an under the rail 8 watt fluorescent light. It was pretty much at eye level when seated and cast an awfu […]
26 Apr 2012
The difference is crystal clear. In years gone by I’m sure these 8 watt fluorescent lights were considered energy savers and the superior solution.
Compared to our new Bebi lights they seem to be bulky energy pigs. I know its strange to consider 8 watts a lot of power, but our new lights use almost no juice. And they look pretty sweet. And they are a lot smaller.
You’ll have to excuse the nasty looking step behind the stove in this photo, but you’ll get the idea.
23 Apr 2012
Its very interesting how precise the terminology revolving around boating is. The jargon has been born of a need to say very exact things quickly without any room for ambiguity.
Well as you might have guessed, Dani and I had to come to an understanding in our terminology. “Turn on the radio” was resulting in Dani cranking up the music when I really wanted to hear Channel 16 on VHF. And the reason we have this current predicament is that we’ve never had both a VHF radio a […]