Boat Systems

Another One Bites the Dust

Thursday, July 30, 2009S.V. CAMBRIA

The electrician came out this morning and discovered that the battery isolating blocking diodes on the boat are shot which caused the original alternator to blow…and the second. He took everything back to the shop and ordered a new alternator which will arrive tomorrow. They’ll repair the first (new) one so we’ll have a spare aboard and install the second (new) one so we can re-generate power. If all goes well, we’ll be able to leave by Saturday morning.

It’s another scorcher today but we put up our boom tent to help keep the boat cooler. It’s still 85 below decks as the breeze is coming off the land rather than the cool ocean water, but at least there’s a breeze which makes it more tolerable. Things are forecasted to cool down over the weekend and we should be back in the mid-seventies by Monday…fingers crossed!

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