Tuesday, January 01, 2019


It's been over ten years since I first converted BIANKA from diesel auxiliary power to electric propulsion.  Still have never regretted the decision and as I read the messages in the various Internet sailing sites about engine troubles people are having. It reinforces in my mind have grateful I am to have avoided so much of those issues.  Though I have done a few changes over the years including a new battery bank. I've also changed to a new controller this past year that has had the added advantage of improving the regen charging capabilities of my system. One that I plan to explore in greater depth in the coming year. I am also thinking about adding some more EP power as I have the ability to tap into a little more power of the Honda 2000i generator. All that and some install projects like a new VHF radio install and the long delayed conversion of the old diesel fuel tank is among other things to do. So it looks like it will busy year coming up. But, first it is time to do some traveling to the Indian Ocean for some sailing and relaxing in the Maldives.