No. Not is. We still have plenty of energy!
In these very light to what-wind?!? conditions our Watt&Sea hydrogen cannot keep up with our energy usage and thus we have to use the engine to charge batteries. The good thing is that since sunday we have been able to generate all energy green. No engine needed. That is a big relief compared to the past where I had to run best friend Ruggerini for 1,5 hour, twice a day at 6am and 6pm.
In last winters refit we changed to Mastervolt lithium and Watt&Sea hydrogen. Very happy so far.
We also installed a separate start battery (osr ruling). And that battery now proved to be uncharged. Empty. Oops.
Luckily, the system is designed with an emergency switch that enables us to switch from lithium system to start battery in case of failure of the lithium system. The start battery gives us time to continue using the primary systems on board (auto pilot, gps and nav). But the switch can also work the other way round; if the start battery proves to be empty we can use the lithium to start the engine.
Safed by the good design and thinking by ShipSupport (remember? Best kept secret in the world).
It is cold here and getting colder. Coming closer to the Labrador current that brings cold water (and ice) from the north and the northerly winds.
Wearing 2 layers, socks and hats in our dons sleeping bags in our bunk. An additional layer and foul gear when up or out.
Weather is difficult with multiple light wind areas to navigate trough. Difficult patterns ahead for the coming days. Bur we are happy that we move again in a westerly direction to Newport. Waiting for a windshift in our favor.
Although no complaints about our dry food, do we miss GeertjeMarije’s vegetarian nasi! 😍
From La Promesse with love,
Flo & JanKees