Counting down the days

We’re about a week and counting.  Trying to leave next Thursday, 10/6 (or so) pending weather, and whether we have all our gear packed, stowed and ready to go.
Been working very hard this week. Ann’s been cleaning and organizing down below in the cabin and I’ve been pulling cables and wire to get the two new solar panels and the 1000 watt voltage inverter running. Long story short, the panels are working (two Kyocera, 130 watt panels wired in parallel to double their amperage), a Blue Sky “duo” regulator (to run the panels and a water generator that we’re waiting for from Hamilton Ferris). Spent waaayyy to long in the Lazarette wiring stuff, but the result is pretty cool. I took us “off the grid” four days ago. The refrigerator runs all night and pulls the batteries down, but the panels, one of which faces the morning sun, power the boat back up and by 9AM, the batteries are completely full again. Really fun to watch how self sufficient we are becoming.
Here’s a couple pics of some of our work including the watermaker and THE LISTS! Everything at this point with only a week left is about lists.
THE LISTS! Watermaker

2 thoughts on “Counting down the days

  1. Check your calculations Captain…depart 10/6?!?! By my calendar next Thursday is 3/14/13…a few days short of St Patrick’s Day, but a seemingly good numerology day. Too much hard work seems to be wearing on you a bit [not the Admiral]. You must be just too excited to feel the wind move Charisma forward.

  2. Boy do you have that right, Cliff! Way too much work but he just keeps going! He is amazing!

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