10/09/2011, Harbor Town Marina Cape Canaveral
Need some ideas as to my problem. I have one 12v starting battery & 6 golf carts connected to give 12v 660amps. When connecting the alternator to the starting battery I can see the voltage going up to 14 volts. When connected to the house bank I see no voltage increase from 12.4 volts. Anyone have any suggestions?
10/09/2011, Harbortown Marina, Merritt Island
We've had soooo much rain in the last 48 hours the boat is very high off the dock. Our step stool is a stretch even for my long legs. We keep getting wee breaks from the rain but it is still very windy. Alistair is still fussing on about amps, alternators and power issues, all stuff I doubt I will ever understand. So he has been down in the engine compartment with amp meters and such most of the morning. I got to be the grunt person, turning on and off the engine and flipping switches.
We are feeling a bit pent up with the weather so we agreed we would get a rental car tomorrow for groceries and other errands, like going to the post office, Westmarine, Knit shop (just yanking Al's chain since he'll read this later). We may even have a date night with dinner and a movie. Go big or go home is what I say.
10/08/2011, Harbortown Marina, Merritt Island
We are in for a rainy windy weekend. Hopefully this will help raise the water level in Lake Okeechobee.
We hope our Family and friends in Canada enjoy a great Thanksgiving weekend.
Al had to chase down a leak in the aft cabin this morning. It was a leak we thought had been solved but I guess the direction of the wind has hampered that. Anyway, in the grand scheme of things we are not dodging bullets in Afganistan. There is much to be thankful for. I am thankful for the flowers Al got me a few days ago, they brighten up this otherwise gray day.
We are trying to decide on salmon or rib eye steak for our Thanksgiving meal, if the rain continues through the weekend using the BBQ won't be an option. So salmon it may be.
Happy thanksgiving y'all.
10/07/2011, Harbortown Marina, Merritt Island
New Pics in Picasa Album.
I have had several UFO's on the go so my goal of late has been finishing things. Yesterday I finished the Owlie hat that goes with the Owlie sack. This morning I gave it a rinse and it is now blocking and drying on our bed. If it is dry tomorrow and the weather permits I'll ride to the US Postal Service to ship it off to a new baby boy we are awaiting in Kingsaton. I have been in sock mode recently and have finished 2 pair of socks and have a lovely alpaca blend in the works in shades of blue.
Alistair is working on wiring and electronics. He is still sorting out our power requirements. So there has been lots of net surfing and calculations flying around here.
10/05/2011, Matanza's Inlet
On our way home from South Carolina we spent a day with our friends Pete & Pokey (PRIM) and had a great lunch at Matanza's Inlet.
We had a fabulous time with Bob and Jane in South Carolina and did some trip planning for our cruise to the west side leaving early new year. A cool front came through the mountains so it was a nice relief from the relenting heat in Harbour town. We also brought back my kayak purchase.
Once we get unloaded and back to some normal I'll get Al to post to Picassa our photos of our time away.
09/27/2011, Harbortown Marina, Merritt Island
On Sunday when trying to finish my Turkish bed socks I became dangerously aware that I may not have enough yarn to finish the second one. Since that special yarn was purchased when home in Canada on a side trip to Picton, Ontario, I had no way of dashing out for one more skein. I was making them a larger size and I assumed there might be alloances in the skein for minor size variations. I hoped by knitting faster I would avert a bad situation. I decided that by shortening the second sock by 2 rows it wouldn't be that noticeable and would free up the extra yarn needed to complete the job. After some discussion with the universe I forged ahead and completed the task with yarn to spare. YAY.
While knitting on these I found the most adorable pair of antique shoe stretchers to display them on. Al has been doing a lot of eye rolling about them and their usefullness. I thought better of reminding him of his useless 200 buck purchase of a new holding tank that was too big to fit in the boat......'nuff said.
We had come to the conclusion that our camera is not working well so I popped today for a new Sony camera. Todays photo is done with the old camera while the new one charges up. I started a sweet pair of baby booties. We are packing today and getting ready to leave at the BCOD tomorrow, heading to our friends in South Carolina. We are hoping to travel with Last Dance this November so we need to get some planning started. So we are looking forward to a wee break off of Close Knit.