Oriental MM 182
04 November 2011 | Oriental, NC
I finally got the battery issue sorted out. Turned out to be a bad cell in one the four batteries that make up my house bank. After equalizing the batteries overnight (10 hours), we retested all the batteries (load test) and they were all OK. The voltage regulators (main and spare) now seem to work properly. The bad cell screws up the whole system.
So I moved over to the anchorage in Oriental, Beaver Creek yesterday afternoon. Deatons was nice, but a long walk into town, plus I didn't think I wanted to spend 3 more nights there at $$$$ a night.
The plan was to go to Beaufort today but it's raining and the forecast for later today and tonight into tomorrow is for NE winds 20-25 with gusts into 35+. So I guess I'll stay here until at least Sunday. The anchorage is kind of protected and I have this big ass anchor out with lots of chain. I am dug in pretty good... We'll see.