INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Ep 123



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Millie goes missing. The seacock installation defeats Jamie. And we need your help on the solar panel installation. Subscribe for more sailing videos:

Staying in a room in the marina while the boat work goes on means Millie is free to roam. But she has a habit of getting stuck in places she shouldn’t…

Liz’s had enough of cleaning out the diesel tanks… Jamie’s had enough of replacing seacocks… And when Ton cracks the acrylic it becomes a laughter and swearing contest between him, Tui and Jamie.

On the bright side, we’ve found a professional boat canvas worker, and he’s a long lost friend of Lek’s – it was quite a reunion.

We’ll get there in the end!

Peace and fair winds to each and every one of you.

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25 thoughts on “INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Ep 123

  1. Liz and Jamieβ€”your responses make me laugh on a regular basisβ€”thank you! Big virtual hug and sincere condolences Liz!! So happy you were able to get back home and have that time with your dad! βŒβ­•οΈβŒβ­•οΈβŒβ­•οΈβŒβ­•οΈβŒβ­•οΈβŒβ­•οΈ

  2. So sorry for your loss, at least you did get to say your good byes, but it still bites (recently went through same with with spouse dad) and sucks. As to Thai's, lovely people and culture. They are very happy and warm people and yea now exactly what you are talking about. Fortunately I had gotten to know them for couple weeks before running into situation where they laugh off such problems.

    As to your solar questions, if you need to ask than it is time to seek qualified marine electrician. Do not mess around with electrical and especially on boat out who knows where at time. Looking at some replies already I can definitely say some are flat out wrong, but am sure you are smart enough to suss out which ones I am alluding too. I would say prolly no on negative, 2nd one am not sure, but again do not take my word for it, get from someone with actual real experience. Mine is not marine.

  3. Liz, I'm going to share my favourite poem with you.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

  4. First, Liz sorry to hear about your father. My heart goes out to both you and Jamie. As far as your breaker question. It depends on what you are using for breakers for. Breakers act as a reusable fuse. There are several types on the market. simple ones that blow when current over powers it and heats it up- can be used in series on a single wire, like the positive wire of a dc circuit. There are others that require power and ground like on an ac circuit. Some of today's more expensive breakers using built in circuits to react more quickly like gfi's. Some also look for a too big of a change between the positive as it relates to the negative. If you think it might be susceptible to a lightning strike you might want to have one on each wire to isolate it and protect the rest of the electronics on the boat. p.s. only use breakers designed for boats as normal house type breakers have been known to cause boat fires. Good luck with your projects, looking forward to seeing more videos!!

  5. Condolences.
    Shame that you didn't have access to or couldn't rig up a walk-in oven for the perplex. A big ply crate or Tin shed with a variable heat source to heat the entire perplex panel.

  6. Hallo chaps!
    Hope you get your seacocks sorted out soon, Jamie!
    So sorry to hear that your father has passed away, Liz😐
    All love, and best wishes to you, Claire, Berlin 😘 😘 😘 ✌ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

  7. Sorry to hear about your dad, I hope he didn't suffer. However, I must ask why do you keep referring to your workmen as 'boys'? They seem to me to be mature (and skillful) tradesmen, not in any sense children or immature youths. Why 'boys'?

  8. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this news, Liz. Take some time out for both of you. You'll get back to making your super videos when you are ready to, doesn't matter when this is, as we will all be here ready to watch. Beaming thoughts in your direction, greetings from South Wales.

  9. My condolences Liz. My heart goes out to you.
    Was it my imagination or has Millie packed on a few pounds living on the hard?
    Why a second cct breaker? It would be just another expensive piece of kit. I don't recall ever seeing two cct breakers on any DC circuit and I'm a retired electronics/avionics technologist.
    With regards to those fuel tanks I must say you two have the patience of Job. I would have cut out those tanks completely and replaced them with a single unit.
    Fair winds and take care, eh.

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