Not my tidiest job but hopefully it will work… The whole rewiring of all the cables, installation of new lithium batteries, new charger/inverter, etc. all started with the fridge. The fridge could not keep cool with a hot summer even if we ran it on manual with almost full power. There was also a considerable … More Added isolation on the icebox
Last week a lot of things got done. Had a week of saved vacation from five years ago that I needed to use before the end of March this year. Not the best timing since it’s still too cold to do some of the needed work outside. The fiberglass work for the anchor box got … More A week with a long list of small stuff that got fixed
After so much work and preparation I could finally install my LiFeYPO4 battery! Delivery and initial voltage check I ordered my cells from a large reseller here in Europe. They have relatively large volumes, and I would not need to pay too high shipping cost or a customs/tax/handling cost. To reduce the shipping cost, I … More Finally Lithium on Liv!
The summer of 2018 was the our first summer with Liv. As I wrote in the post Choosing LiFePO4 batteries for S/Y Liv we had some issues with getting the batteries to last. When we bought Liv I had done some survey of the batteries and had them tested. But I had not figured out … More Recabling, switches, fuses, etc
This post in full was written by an non professional that had no real life experience of using LiFePO4 on boats. This just us sharing our thoughts that we when through when planning for LiFePO4 batteries on our boat. Since this post was written we have gained a lot more knowledge regarding LiFePO4. These were … More Choosing LiFePO4 batteries for S/Y Liv
The following projects are planned for 2020. By 2020 we mean projects that we plan to complete during the off-season of 2019/2020 and be completed before the summer of 2020. Planned for 2020 (not completed) Blocks for emergency steering Boom preventers Service blocks inside boom Stern worklight Third reef Storage, storage, storage… Purchase needed spares … More Completed projects 2019 / 2020
Below are the project on Liv for 2019. We view 2019 projects as projects that needs to be completed before ÅFOR 2019 and our vacation in July. Completed 2018 / 2019 New septic hoes for toilet and septic tank New pump for toilet Rewiring of all electricity (Skyllermark cables and Blue Sea bus bars) Fuses … More Completed projects 2018 / 2019
Replaced broken solar panel All blocks replaced with Harken and Antal (except for a few Lewmar 80 racing) Part of running rigging replaced New Foldex / Stackpack Additional window on sprayhood New jacklines and padeyes for jacklines New mixing water tap