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Prepping for the next voyage

29 July 2006 | GYB
Saturday was a hot, humid day, but there was work to be done. I am getting the deck ready for painting, and fixed up a few other minor things here and there. One thing I did set up was some cabin fans to run off the excess solar power we have right now. When the batteries are fully charged, like they are now, they can no longer accept any more current from the solar panels. The solar controller essentially dumps this excess energy by converting it to heat. However the solar controller I have has a feature whereby the excess can be diverted to another 12v load. So I connected up one fan to run in the bilge and another to run in the cabin. I am hoping this will move the air around sufficiently to cool and ventilate the cabin while we are away.
Vessel Name: Jabulani
Vessel Make/Model: 30' Custom Gaff Cutter
Hailing Port: Cape Town, South Africa
About: Philip, Sharon, Luke and Ruth are preparing to set off on a circumnavigation of the world.
Extra: The name Jabulani comes from the Zulu word for "Joy" or "Rejoice". We believe "Jabulani" reflects our outlook on life.
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/jabulani/


Port: Cape Town, South Africa