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    Merry Christmas in July from a buddy on the Wooden Boat forum. OK, knotmeter requirement, checked off!

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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    One 150 Ah deep cycle AGM battery, or two 75 AH deep cycle batteries? If I buy two, I'll have to replace the main switch. If I go with one, the charging questions are easier...the charge controller is cheaper. But if I get two, one can fail and I still have a significant amount of battery capacity. One battery is easier to put together right now, and I'm starting to feel the crunch of time. Two months to go, to the qualifier.
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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    The PVC models got taken to Svendsens metal shop yesterday, and an orange dry bag with shoulder straps, which I will line with flat foam for both flotation and protection of the contents, has been ordered for a ditch bag. I'm slowly working away on the list. I suspect that I will not have a windvane in September, but we'll see.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Greg Nelson convinced me to look at the flexible Sunpower 50W panels, and I'm convinced. Two have been ordered. Reading through some threads here on the forum, I'm also convinced that an MPPT charge regulator is the way to go, so now to find a simple MPPT, dual-battery regulator.

    I'm gonna have questions for all you experts here, when it comes time to set them up.
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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Tonights "after work but before dinner" project.

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    Now I have to do the same thing for the plates I got for the "primary backup tiller" which is the epoxied-together bits of my former primary tiller.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Haven't seen a dual battery MPPT solar controller from the usual brands. Usually people get two controllers or since they will be in roughly the same location you could get away with one but lose a bit of efficiency. I still favor the Victron Energy models.

    Those panels need to go on a twin-wall polycarbonate panel to aid in cooling and preferably something stiffer behind that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solosailor View Post
    Haven't seen a dual battery MPPT solar controller from the usual brands. Usually people get two controllers or since they will be in roughly the same location you could get away with one but lose a bit of efficiency. I still favor the Victron Energy models.

    Those panels need to go on a twin-wall polycarbonate panel to aid in cooling and preferably something stiffer behind that.
    Something like this?

    https://www.acplasticsinc.com/catego...-polycarbonate

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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    The tillers are taking forever....meanwhile, nothing else gets done.

    There's no way I will have the windvane working by Sept.

    Ordered the MPPT charge controller, and a 100 AH deep cycle AGM battery. That should work for September.
    Last edited by AlanH; 07-19-2020 at 12:25 AM.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Item #6 on the list...check!

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    I gave them a quick sand and a coat of satin exterior polyurethane, too. The "backup" hatchboard is on the sawhorses, drying from two coats of exterior latex. The one I just cut out replaces the bottom two, originals. There's a really thick, clear acrylic board which is a duplicate of board #3, so with that, plus the new one I made today, I can mostly close off the companionway, even if I lose the other boards, overboard. Maybe I should put a Wildcat decal on it!
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Tiller stuff....new primary tiller. Here are the side plates, still need to get them punched for the hinge bolt.

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    Here's the pad for the attachment of the autopilot pin. I'll drill into the center of the metal plates/red oak "sandwich" (which is epoxied together - I scratched up the metal first) and drop the ST 2000 pin in there, with some JB Weld.

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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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