Monthly Archives: August 2010

Refrigeration Controls

Having installed refrigeration, now that we have solar panels, I started thinking about a better way to control the refrigeration. The refrigeration unit I installed came with a basic mechanical thermostat. After freezing the vegetables then melting ice in the … Continue reading

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Installing a Windlass

The O’Day we purchased in 2006 came with a new Lofrans windlass. It had never been installed. As I planned the installation I began to realize why. Boat stuff cost a lot but the installation cost with the bits necessary … Continue reading

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Solar Panels – Introduction and panel support with photos

I added Solar Panels late in 2009. Two panels each of 205 watts, total 410watts! I think that I have the biggest power station on any boat under 40′. I added a MPPT controller. See future posts and tutorial at … Continue reading

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Jack’s Sailing Blog

This is Jack’s sailing Blog. Feel free to comment, ask questions or leave feedback. This blog was created so that I can share my knowledge and experience with others with the intention of helping to make sailing and cruising safer … Continue reading

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