Maretron or Not

For a little, non-electronic boat, I sure love my Maretron data. I have 9 modules: two to communicate with everything else, (USB, IPG) and the N2K Viewer two for the fresh water tanks, (TLM), one solid state compass, (SSC), one GPS, (GPS), one depth sounder with paddle wheel and lastly, (DST), the love of myContinue reading “Maretron or Not”

Hundreds of Males, Too Few Females.

I was looking forward to this project, as I like working on the electrical things and I just wanted to also tidy up the wires and the things I’d done over the last couple of years. I needed to put new female spade connectors on the gauges and switches in the forward head. I also neededContinue reading “Hundreds of Males, Too Few Females.”

Two Types of Boaters

Two More Projects Down; 37 to Go Now, there are two types of boaters. There are those who have few parts, but they are well organized and whenever they need something, they always have just what they need. Best of all, they have very few extra pieces, everything being stored in a few 2-liter containers.Continue reading “Two Types of Boaters”

Plugging Away in Vallejo

Having dedicated these days to the three dozen items on my winter to-do checklist, I hardly have time to write this blog. So, I’ll just have to add this to the list. So, I figured I’d make goal, nice and high,  like 25%. What? You were expecting 110%? I’m not one of those super achieversContinue reading “Plugging Away in Vallejo”

The Great Battery Caper

After months of planning, thinking and just plain fretting, the batteries are in and Dauntless is no longer acting like a one legged duck. How do one legged ducks act you wonder? Without the engine running or being plugged into shore power, we had only a few minutes’ worth of electrical power. And I’d goContinue reading “The Great Battery Caper”