Saturday, January 1, 2011

Let The Sun Shine

The welder came back and finished up the arch and the stand for the electronics last week. Here is a view of the chartplotter and stand.  It is up and runnng. Now Warren is working on the solar panels, he should be finished Tuesday if everything works out right.  The panels are three Samsung 241 watt, 24 volt panels fed into a MTTP controler charging a 12 volt battery bank. We also designed the stand for the chart plotter but forgot that we needed to make it so the wires for the auto pilot could feed into it. Oh well, we'll just have to do what we can. The auto pilot is the next big project.. We will always have a bunch of little project to do along the way. I don't think this boat will every be done!!! But it was 75 degrees today and that is awesome. Its so nice not to be freezing!!!
New Year eve was quiet here and we didn't do to much. There were a lot of fire works and things going on down town in St Pete's, but there are way to many people and traffic is terrible. So we just sat in the cockpit and watched the fire works from afar.
Hope everyone has a great year with many blessings!!!

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