So today Robin (the yard manager at Berthon) sent an update regarding our eletrical system upgrade. Our old system has now been stripped out and the work to install the new, more energy efficient Victron system is being planned. This should help us manage our onboard energy usage more closely and provide one integrated system. A side benefit is that the new system should also be a lot quieter, hopefully we can finally get rid of our noisy step-down transformer on the incoming
So last night we had our leaving apero at Perron 9 in Oerlikon where we managed to enjoy 14 bottles of prosecco plus other various libations and great conversation with long time friends and colleagues. One of the great gifts I was given was a Swiss Army knife which will be put to great use on our trip for the inevitable maintenance and repairs that we will need to undertake en route. I was also given a book on the Solar Impulse round the world flight and I must say that is s
Maintaining a happy crew is paramount when crossing oceans, after all who wants to end up being cast adrift in the South Pacific in a rowing boat, especially if your name is "Christian"? Key to happiness is food, and I (and our friends) enjoy something sweet. Fortunately Jen loves to bake so the problem is partly solved. I say partly, because if you have ever tried to cook anything in a typical yacht (or even caravan) oven, you will know that it has two temperature settings..