Blue Opal is back in the water. Launched her on Thursday, and got the mast stepped in the correct slot this time (it had been mounted forwards one notch for the last few years). We put the cap shrouds on
A bit of LED strip light, IP65 rated, makes it really easy to see everything in the wiring locker without resorting to beams of light that get blocked by hands, require your third hand etc. The wiring still needs some
Another observation during all of this wiring work is that there was a drop in the voltage from the alternator terminal to the splitter input – up to 0.5V. A drop at the batteries is expected as the relationship between
Given the voltage drop at the water pump, the next wiring upgrade was to take the battery locker to wiring locker wire up to 16mm sq. This was completed today, and while it’s made things a bit better at the
The 12mm socket that fell off my driver the other day and vanished down the side of the engine has been found safe and sound, and returned to the storage case. Message ends.
The new alternator has been squeaking at low revs, and by the alternator, I mean the alternator belt. I had initially shimmed the top mounting bracket with a penny washer that I drilled out with a 10mm bit to make