Electrics

One of the 99 skills you need to learn about while cruising, is electrics. How is your boat wired, improving your electrics, upgrading your systems. We are luckier than most as Gaynor was an Electrical Engineer for a few years, while Beverley studied Physics for two years at University.

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Frustration, triumph anf camera theft

In between storm after storm we managed to get a whole lot done. We installed our engine panel and it is working, on top of that we completed our installation of our DC-AC convertor. Engine...
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Trust me - there will be a mutiny

We bought our DC-AC convertor over two years ago, it has been sitting in Salty Lass not connected for absolutely ages, so at last it has come time to actually fit it. The main reason that we want to...
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Not getting alarmed when stuff breaks!

We still had an electrical item to install but it was sunny, so we decided to seize the day and go out for a wee burr, we also needed fuel as we burn a lot of fuel for heating. So that we could go...
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Are the batteries dead? Or "just resting"?

As soon as we got back to Belfast I was away to visit my parents for a short while, so Beverley was the one that moved Salty Lass from Abercorn Basin to Bangor. To do so she enlisted a guy who is...
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Have we wired our AC mains backwards

Our sockets were ready and we had run our cable through the yacht so now it was time to wire up the AC on our boat. We had a few hiccups along the way, like I broke another pair of glasses, but we...
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AC Power on our sailboat

Some jobs just take forever even if they are really simple. With the job in this weeks episode, we started the job one year ago and we finally had a useable product this week. There were lots of...
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Wiring the electrics on our boat

It had been a job on our to do list for a while, but at last there was no more excuses, so it was time to bite the bullet and rewire our electrical panel. We were in Carrickfergus and the...
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Marine autopilot installation

One of our Newsletter followers requested a video on our Autopilot installation, which we had done last year. With the only other footage being a whole load of what can only be called wee jobs then...
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Installing AIS

One of the items that we have wanted for a long time was AIS, but there are so many options to choose from that it was difficult to decide which solution was right for us. So to let us decide we...
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Chicken Coops and the Starboard Locker

As always we had lots to do, in fact we had so much to do to improve the starboard locker that we thought that it would be fun to bring a whole episode from there. One of our subscribers said that...