Originally Posted by s/v Beth
Thanks for responding Sarah, I hoped I had not offended you with my middle of the on call post. My point was you may not like what you have gotten cheaply after trying to make them all talk together. It is worth my time and peace of mind just to get a newer system that is built to add on as I need to.
But it will be interesting to see how happy you are with your hybrid.
I don't think you could offend me if ya tried. And this time ya didn't come even CLOSE!
I get that we all have different means and needs and wants and that is part of life.
Would I love to do newer/newish tech? Sure! Would I like to have a spiffier boat? You bet! Do I lust after boat bling? Oh Yeah!
Do I make do with what I can afford? Don't we all at some level? ; -)
I think one of the coolest things around here is that we all, mega yacht, comfortable cruisers and pocket plastic classics alike, come here and find value in the info and advice and exchange of opinion and experience.
It's ALL good!
And I have to say that I am back from 4 hours going over 110v and 12v systems and my brain hurts from thinking it all thru. There are a few things I need to get, but not many; 2 small bus bars and (gulp) an 8 switch dc panel. We could use two older ones that I found to cobble enough circut breakers together, but I confess, it would look like hell.
Given that she is almost a full time liveaboard
we have an over abundance of lighting
Pretty much everything that we can't use on the Cal
we can use on the Ranger
with it's smaller systems.
So not much will get left by the wayside, and most of the discarded items were free, so I paid exactly what they were worth! ; -)