TAG: Electrical & Engines

Genasun & Victron, power to spare?
That's a pair of Genasun LFP Lithium batteries that weigh a small fraction of what similar sized regular marine batteries would and offer a lot more usable power than even their 760 amp hour rating would indicate, because they can ...
RMC Island 40, off the grid house boating
That somewhat odd looking "waterborne structure" is Robinhood Marine Center's first Island 40, designed to give renters who may only have small boat skills a wicked nice Maine cruising harbor experience, as in swinging on a mooring wit...
Paneltronics AC load shedding, smarter power
Paneltronics new load shedding system is somewhat related to my battery/monitor/charger travails.  Boaters of all sorts are struggling to manage their electrical appetites, and the line between electrical and electronic is getting fuzzy indeed.&n...
Gizmo 12v power issues, dumb questions?
There's no such thing as a stupid question, right?  Please?  Above is the only label on each of Gizmo's main bank 8D batteries, and though it says AGM in big letters upper right, I'm not completely sure that they actually ...
Gizmo fixed, thanks to a crack mechanic/technician
That big fella scrunched alongside Gizmo's Volvo Penta diesel is the new love of my life!  It's hard to imagine a better engine guy experience than what I got last week from Pat Ricci, proprietor of Thomaston Boat and Engine ...
M/Y Adastra, a win for Palladium
Regardless of anchoring acrobatics -- and just how the heck do you tie this wild 146 foot trimaran alongside a dock, with a line throwing gun? -- M/Y Alastra joins the short list of exotic vessels I'd love to cruise ...
NoLand RS11, analog to NMEA 2000 engine monitoring
What follows is a first time guest entry by regular Panbo commenter Adam Block, who is planning a 2011 Pacific crossing aboard his Nordhavn 47 Convexity.  Adam says "he had no idea what he was getting into when he started ...
Minn Kota’s i-Pilot robot, & Geonav for real
The Miami demo of Minn Kota's new i-Pilot technology got somewhat humorous.  After some time with that trolling motor head turning this way and ...
BEP CZone #1, “distributed power”?
I've been looking through a lot of material on BEP's new CZone system, and finding it impressive. But its descriptive subtitle -- "Networked Control and Monitoring ...
Garmin’s latest, in Serbia
Just yesterday, in my blogging birthday post, I commented on Panbo's international reach, and today I've got some interesting evidence (and more tomorrow).  That shot ...

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