So I was chastised on my last post. When I spoke of ordering batteries, I spoke of it as if it was something someone does everyday. It has actually been a work in progress for over a year. But I made it sound like he just ordered them online and installed them all in a few hours. He brought this to my attention and then had the nerve to laugh at my short sentence involving his battery installation. As a matter of fact, in true Keith fashion, he brought it up several times that day while laughing. Ordering them was actually the easy part. I usually have keith read my blog before I post it,for feedback, but this time I didn’t. WordPress was giving me a hard time, and after trying to post my blog for several days, I finally got logged on long enough to make a quick post. I was remiss in giving due credit to all Keith’s hard work and perseverance in researching new batteries. Did I mention that he laughed at me?
Keep in mind that we have solar panels, and a solar panel charger. (I won’t even pretend to understand it all.) So making sure we ended up with the correct batteries, required lots and lots of research. Once he realized which batteries we needed, he needed to make sure we had a good place to store them in the boat. The new batteries are heavier than the old batteries, therefore, they needed to go somewhere besides the back of the boat where the existing batteries were. Too much weight in the back of the boat is not a good thing. Weight distribution is important.
Keith has spent many hours building cables, calculating voltage drops, installing new cable wires and crawling into very small areas to get to out of reach places. There was a lot to this project. So much has gone into the project, that we actually had to get a hotel room for 2 nights as the boat was in such disarray with no power or water. I am really proud of all the hard work that has gone into this. I think we are going to be very happy with our new batteries especially on cloudy days when our solar panels don’t get the sun they need. This means I will still get to have ice cubes. That makes me happy. Cheers!