The autumn has arrived early in Sweden and the entire weekend there has been some rain, so instead of going sailing we worked with the boat. Most of the work this weekend has been focused on getting electricity to more functions. We will redo the entire electrical system on the boat, even though some of it where connected when buying the sailboat, the boat has been left alone for over 10 years so some of it needs to be changed anyway. We also want to have good knowledge of our electrical system so that if (or when) something breaks we can easily fix it, because we have made the electrical system ourselves.
The first thing we did was to mount two more of the solar panels we bought.
Now we only have two more solar panels to position onto the deck. We haven’t installed the final two yet since we don’t have everything to do that at the moment. It has been ordered and when it arrives we can connect some more solar panels and make our batteries happy!
Next up was to continue with the electrical system. The only function we have finished from before is the electricity for the engine, navigational instrument and to the refrigerator. Now we continued with other functions. As we have mentioned earlier we have a substation for our electrical system, located in the bathroom. This means that we don’t have to pull every cable to the main station in the stern which makes the work easier for us.
During the weekend we connected electricity to the electrical substation, the lanterns, the sea water pump and the deck lights for the main mast. All of the later functions go via the substation.
We also started changing the hoses for the freshwater system. Next weekend we might try to fill up the water tanks to see how dirty they are and continue to get our fresh water system working.
Next weekend we will probably continue with the electrical system and work with the rig. If the weather is good we might also take a little sailing tour.
Will also try to update the pages under Cost & Information with the most recent Renovation costs and information and add some information under Equipment (currently empty) so don’t forget to check those out in a couple of days.