Got the new boat today. Very psyched in general, but have a good size boat list going already. Here it is:
1) House bank is charging
only and not getting any of the 14VDC twin Yanmar alternator
output. Doesn't matter which direction I put the Guest Isolators in, I read only a dying battery
voltage in the house bank even with engines in gear
at 2200RPM. Engine
starting batteries are getting proper juice. Problem seems to be on the ground side, which scares the hell out of me since when we hauled for survey
, the props were eaten away and needed to be replaced. I hope that's not where my extra juice is going!!
busted. Jammed up and doesn't ratchet in the chain/rode. Manual windlass
. I'll try to fix it this week. If I fail I may have to shell out $1100 for a new one. God I hope it works!
3) House bank is dead, I think. Wouldn't know since I only have solar
and those two things CANNOT keep a battery
bank up to snuff without backup in the S FL. At least my twin 150W solar panels
and Air-x wind gen can't. That's why these batteries are dead in the first place. They can't keep up with the loads at night with no wind. Will have to get something working before the delivery
so we can have refrigeration
4) Need to launch dinghy
and get outboard
running. It's been sitting.
5) Need to get nav instruments and install
6) Need to mount laptop
for MacENC fun.
7) Need to get the basics of this list done by Sunday when the wife comes for a visit.
All in all, it's a great boat. Not the biggest list of problems I've seen in my life.