Friday, January 20, 2017


We decide to add Soliban Solar panels, the light weight allows us to mount them on the existing Bimini. We installed multiple panels with individual controllers on the advice of Ocean Planet Energy. Really pleased so far, even on overcast days we get significant output.

64W panel, we installed 9 of these.

Controller board installed 
Building the controller board

Panels installed on the existing Bimini. Velcro "flaps" and polycarbonate backing plates, removal and installation is easy.

Bring on the Sun!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

OK, update from St. Lucia.

We left Martinique in less than ideal conditions as we needed to meet our cargo in St. Lucia, we have a shipment arriving from Florida via Tropical Shipping. Took us 4 months to get here from Florida by sea, Tropical, 5 days.

Called Tropical this am, yes your cargo is here but......"the container port is full, we cannot offload the ship. Please call back Friday".

OK, what can you do, stuck in port at Rodney Bay Marina, with friends and meeting new ones!

Cheers all, K&S