s/v Full Monty

The purpose of this sail blog is to keep family and friends informed and up to date as our family sails the world and its many remote places.

06 February 2012
21 November 2011 | Beaufort, NC
10 November 2011 | Durham, NC
10 November 2011 | Beaufort, NC
18 October 2011 | Beaufort, NC
16 October 2011 | Beaufort, NC
16 October 2011 | Beaufort, NC
18 May 2011 | Beaufort, NC
03 May 2011 | Beaufort, NC
22 January 2011 | Beaufort, NC
09 November 2010 | Durham, NC
29 October 2010 | Beaufort
27 October 2010 | Beaufort
19 September 2010 | Durham, NC
04 September 2010 | Topsail Beach, NC
22 August 2010 | Topsail Beach, NC
15 November 2009 | Topsail Beach, NC
15 November 2009 | Jarrett Bay, Beaufort, NC
15 November 2009 | Jarrett Bay, Beaufort, NC
14 November 2009 | Jarrett Bay, Beaufort, NC

First Tie Broken

16 October 2011 | Beaufort, NC
Jenny / 66 degrees & clear
The first significant tie is broken! We are running under our own electrical power! Late this summer, we mounted our new solar panels, and for the first time this week, we are running totally on power from the sun. It is such a good feeling to be out of the water, and we don't have to plug into shore power.

Our 3 Kyocera solar panels are capable of running 235 Watts each, for a total of 705 Watts. Last night, we really put things to the test . . . we had after-dinner guests over for drinks. Most lights were on throughout the boat, as well as in the cockpit. The stereo was playing through the speakers to the cockpit, and the kids were watching a movie on TV in the main salon.

Over this next week, we will be paying special attention to our power consumption to see how well we can manage our power. Later this week, we're supposed to get a couple of cloudy days . . . we'll see how that goes!
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Vessel Name: Full Monty
Vessel Make/Model: 1993 Privilege 482-S Catamaran
Hailing Port: Topsail Beach, NC
Crew: Wil, Jenny, Justine & Colin
About: Wil (Co-Captain & Mechanic) Jenny (Co-Captain & Navigator) Justine (First Mate) Colin (Second Mate)
Extra: Full Monty currently resides in Beaufort, NC.
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The Crew of Full Monty

Who: Wil, Jenny, Justine & Colin
Port: Topsail Beach, NC