Originally Posted by FSMike
If you are going to have a radar and an autopilot
you are going to need at least one more battery.
Its about the power gen, not the battery bank.
Power gen needed depends on the power budget
He'll be making about 60 amps a day and heading south. My ST1000 probably draws an amp on average with reasonably trim sails
and mild seas. Add some lights, some radio
, some tunes, some computing and I think he is still fine although a few day shake down cruise
THe radar is a luxury and I would ditch it or at the very least not run it when there is a watchkeeper.
If he has a power defecit no amount of battery bank will help long term.
You are gonna love the ST1000+ and I am glad you decided to get it.
(edit) PS - It's not clear, or stated elsewhere if your anchor is all rope
. If so I suggest 2x15ft of chain. Shackle them together on the 20, use all rope
on the 14 understanding its not optimal, with the option to steal half the chain from the 20. Not to start an anchoring
war as usually happens here but high tide under keel water
of 10 feet + 5 feet draft
+ 4 feet to the bow fitting = 19 feet. At 5:1 you will commonly lay out 100 feet, 150 to be conservative. The chain weights the rode
and helps the anchor pull horizontally rather than vertically. Wth 20-30% chain you should be good in most cases.
becomes, find ten feet water, decent bottom and dump out 100-150 of rode