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Engine and saildrive installation

Got the sail drive installed and created an engine seat.

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Graphics LCD library for JOS

Have been too busy to play around with my Arduino stuff lately, but my visit to Kesseltronics in Canada inspired me to spent an evening with the graphic LCD board I bought earlier and write some code for it to … Continue reading

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First layer of paint

Finally, after many hours of grinding and filling and grinding and .. , I got to do some painting. The first layer of color made me happy and unhappy at the same time. The color is good!! … but looking … Continue reading

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Saildrive with electric motor

Just a few pics of the saildrive and motor.

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New solar cells

I ordered a second batch of solar cells. Along with more poly crystalline cells for creating additional small panels, I got some mono crystalline ones also. These are quite a bit thinner than the poly crystalline ones though surprisingly not … Continue reading

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Ramp up the voltage

I’ve chosen to run the electric system on board “Wahine” at 36V rather than 24V. Mainly, so I can get sufficient revs. from the electric engine. In order to charge the batteries at this voltage, you need something like 41V. … Continue reading

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No valley too deep, no mountain too high.

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”.  Well, my sister did just that. She turned a perceived weakness of physical performance into an ability to be proud of. Anything is possible now. It may even be that pigs … Continue reading

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Three names

Removing old layers of paint is like traveling through time. First, I’ve discovered the yard number of my Waarschip 730 is 61 and later that she was once called “Quator Spinae”, which I cannot figure out the meaning of, despite … Continue reading

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Some images in April

Here are some images of the jobs done on the boat in April. Some of the jobs done are: Completing triplex deck Keel fairing repair Sanding the teak in the cockpit and impregnating with teak oil Creating saildrive mount Planing … Continue reading

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Drilling through the hull to mount the saildrive

Somewhat of a ‘here we go!’ moment to put the drill to the bottom and go straight through! Reminds me of the joke: “What does a belgian (fill in your neighbouring countryman here) do when his boat has a hole … Continue reading

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