I am now into the last home stretch all of a sudden I have 20 working days to get the boat ready for the off. Almost all of the projects are concerned with electricity. My greatest ignorance barrier is understanding physics. I am a Sailor, an explorer of the unknown Pacific Coast of BC for Gods Sake!
So I have put up with scorn and ridicule at times. HAd some excelent advice and patience shown by complete strangers at other times and god have I learned a lot.
Still can not find the .3 amp bleed but on the plus side, I have wired my solar
and 4 winds gen together into a tristar controller and have a State of the art monitor
to boot. Thanks to some one on here pointing me in the direction of an RVer called Handy Rob I understand the role of volts and how a battery
system needs to be wired. I have a new golf cart battery
system and a SSB radio
hard wired in.
Today I watched in amazement as my new to me 4 winds started putting out 15 volts in 10 knots of wind
. And it did not fall down, erupt into flames or kill me as I sort to control it. So after months of trepidation, weeks of effort, countless frustrations and 8000 klms of winter driving through the northern canadian Wilderness each weekend to reach the boat I was ready to connect the Icom
M710 with the A tuner 130.
I opened it and to my horror and disbelief I found banks of DIP SWITCHES!!!!!!
All the old angst flooded back, the swagger was lost
in my step and I am now rereading the bloody manual for the 25 time. I think I will have a stutter again by tomorrow and probably have a break out of pimples.
WHy did I not fall in love with aVW camper van!