It’s that time of year when the premises are perhaps awash with boxes – presents from far and near. If people peer into our boat when dimly lit, they will think we hit the mother lode. No such luck. We just have all our storage areas unpacked first for cyclical cleaning and then to allow access for electrical systems upgrades.

What did we get ourselves for Christmas? New inverters and a small supplemental DC current generator. Not sexy stuff? For us it is. These upgrades give us more energy efficiency and flexibility when we are off a dock which is, after all, the point of it all.

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