Our plan is to grind Starboard side under the water line during this week
1. 22:30 Sunday
2. 23:00 Monday with fokus on the Keel
3. 21:30 Tusday with fokus on the water line
3. 21:30 Thursday with fokus on the water line
4. Saturday and Sunday approximately 20h of work
Had to clean the boat next to ours the day after sins it went from white to blue during the night 😉
Starting with the solar panels they are the only source and specified as below, with 6 x 100w and this will be a grate start for an of grid system. we will connect the panels in series adding upp the voltage and keeping cable area at a minimum.
For controlling and monitoring we use Viltron Energy all the way witch is expensive but probably good value for money.
Battery monitoring: BMV-702. Will allow for monitoring two different battery banks at the same time. We will have one main battery bank (Battery bank 1) and one separate (Battery bank 2) for units that need lots of amps during a short time, for example the starter on our engens and the anchor winch.
Battery bank 1 will have Lifepo4 batteries with 400ah. (currently it has one 200ah AGM battery)
Battery bank 2 will have AGM batteries with 300ah (currently it has 2x75ah starter batteries)
BlueSolar Charge controller MPPT 150/70TR 150V, 50A PV and 12V, 70A charge current.
Now let’s consider what happens if one of the panels is shaded. Not only will that panel not be producing any significant power, but it will also have a high resistance, blocking the flow of power produced by the unshaded panel.
This is where by-pass diodes come into play as shown in the diagram. Now, if one panel is shaded, the current produced by the unshaded panel can flow through a by-pass diode to avoid the high resistance of the shaded panel.
By-pass diodes will not be of use unless panels are connected in series.
unfortunately we will not include any Lifepo4 batteries at this point due to shipping costs and will go for an AGM 2ooah battery that can be used for the anchor winch wen we finely invest in Lifepo4 batteris.
Grinding and grinding
Painting is a rewording activity
The propeller is in really good condition
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must DO!
We have had progress in many different areas sins last update.
First photo: we have found a method for removing the paint layers without destroying the epoxy layer and tested it on the portside of the boat.
Second Before & after photos:
Cleaning of the engine area was done using a pressure washer and super10.
Third photo: removing the water heater.