As a follow up to a previous post
100 days on the hook!
We have just spent yet another 100 days at anchor
, this time in the Caribbean
So whats different from 100 days at anchor
in the med than in the Caribbean
First of all, POWER, the 320w of solar
that served us so well in the Med , just doesn't not cut it here, with the short days and lots of cloud cover, a wind generator
is looking very tempting. Now i noticed so many boats here have the wind
gennys shading the solar
, so if fitting one in the northern hemisphere trade
winds zone put the wind
genny on the port side, you will get so much less shading.
? well the reason our 100 days has came to an end, the water
maker has yet again packed in, now if you do want to live on the hook, please invest in a good watermaker
, it will pay for itself in the long run, especially with the costs of water/drinking water/getting the washing
done and the convenience of not having to haul jerry jugs of water all over the place.
, well they certainly are much cheaper than in the med, so at least that's one thing.
, yes I drink lots of it, if you do cross from the med to the Caribbean and like a beer
, stock up in the canaries
and I mean fill that empty cabin
with beer, not just a few crates!
Wind, wooow, you can actually sail here pretty much all the time, fuel
is cheaper as well, but not so much of an issue as you can sail, granted the leas of the islands can mean some motoring.
, well that is more expensive here , rum
and has a bad hangover, fresh meat is harder to find (unfrozen) and the local will milk you far more being a tourist for their produce.
Chadlerys.. more expensive, so take the spares you think you might need.
Early nights.. we struggle to stay up late now, dark at 6.30 all the time,, its a struggle.
Good sailing to one and all ...