I thought I'd chum around for ideas people have found which are good for lighting
up their catamarans.
Some idea's I've had:
Scanning onto CD documents, photos, cookbooks, etc which aren't frequently used and save a 100+ lbs in paper alone.
Reducing the battery
bank (I have 700 Watts of solars which provide 200 amp hours per day, so I need to compensate for nighttime draw with batteries instead of an entire days worth of draw which I would need with a generator
or recharging via engines), saving 150 lbs.
Replacing glass windows with margard lexan
, savings 130 lbs. Increased safety
Reducing chain from 100 ft to 50 ft. (I personally prefer having a rode
coming off the boat instead of chain and anchor
in 6 ft of water) (Savings 120 lbs).
Switching to lighter aluminum
AB dingy (savings 50 lbs while gaining a bigger dingy!).
Removing unnecessary doors (I use our aft cabin
as a work room, door simply blocks cabinets) (savings 80 lbs for 3 doors).
Replacing heavy glass plates with something (don't know what yet!)
Sorting through spares and removing unnecessary parts