We are planning on long term cruising
with our boat here in 1-2 years and are starting down the refit
process. One of the things I am currently looking at is the charging
, batteries, and power systems. Boat is currently well wired and powered with solar
, ample batteries, as well as all the proper shore power
connections with chargers and galvanic isolators etc.
However, most of the shore power
system is quite dated and since the boat is very self sufficient the boat has actually not been connected or used a single
amp of shore power for probably atleast 6-8 years and not once have I ever run low on power while on board. So I am looking at all of this equipment
on board that I don't know the status of and am simply wondering if it would be wise to just rip it all out and forget about it?
Anyone have any reason why I should keep all of this stuff? I figure if I am out cruising the odds of me actually being on a dock
to make use of shore power are quite slim and if I am ever in need of some type of shore power to run a charger
or some power tools or keep a fridge going I could probably easily enough just run a good old fashioned extension cord directly to whatever needs to be powered.
Thanks for any input!