A cruising couple and their two pups explore the world by boat

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The voltage on the boat was fine when I woke up this morning (I get a daily email) -- so all is well.Only a few boat-related issues today (did I ever mention that a boat is ...

More Power Problems

Another frustrating day with the boat. It is currently in a marina only about 3 miles from my house, and has a monitoring system that warns me (via email) when anything seems funny with the ...

The Charlotte B

There has been some discussion on this site of the Charlotte B, a Nordhavn 62 that went aground at Magdalena Bay in Mexico. Following is a posting by Mike Maurice which gives the most information ...


The Skymate unit on the boat sent this email from the boat this morning:Received Friday November 23 2007 at 12:09 PM GMT.Assistance Button is NORMAL. Battery voltage = 27.539 volts. Shore power is connected.Bilge level ...

Electrical Problems

Today got off to a bad start. I went out to the boat, and discovered that the battery voltage, on my 24 volt "house bank" system was down to NINE volts! Ouch. Apparently, the boat ...

Ship aground

I'm home, and finally checking my email again. Check out this blog update on Circumnavigator Magazine's website: It's the Nordhavn 62 that went aground. It was virtually identical to my own, and I was not ...

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