Tag Archives: Batteries

Solar Power Boost

Tahina has seven 80-watt solar panels on top of our bimini roof. This has always given us a nice way to compensate for some of our electrical energy use each day (primarily our freezer and refrigerator). We recently upgraded our … Continue reading

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More Sights of Nouméa

We have been tied to the dock at the Port Moselle Marina in Nouméa, New Caledonia for over 2 weeks. Our batteries needed replacing, so we wanted the shore power. That time is finally coming to an end now that … Continue reading

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Batteries On Board

Our new high-tech Lithium-based batteries finally got sent out from Auckland on Sunday by air shipment. Early Monday morning I got a voice mail on my local cell phone in French. Since it was early, the first french speaking people … Continue reading

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Living a Marina Life

It’s always an adjustment when you shift from cruising mode. We spent the past few months living on Tahina, only spending a few days at most in a single anchorage, visiting exciting new places and finding wonderful spots to swim … Continue reading

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Boating Life: In a Port for Repairs

As you travel around the world by boat, occasionally you have to stop somewhere to have boat maintenance and/or repairs performed. After all, the definition we most hear about cruising is: “Repairing your boat in exotic places.” Along our way, … Continue reading

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Lithium Ion Batteries for Boating

Electric power is a very important part of our lives on Tahina. It is what gives us a convenient lifestyle not unlike what we were used to before we began traveling around the world and living on the water. We … Continue reading

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Arrived in New Caledonia

We had a mostly uneventful and pleasant sail with no bad weather from Port Vila, Vanuatu to Noumea, New Caledonia. We just arrived at 7:30 AM today. Awaiting our call from customs so we can clear in. We will post … Continue reading

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Boat Problems

On Tuesday, we finally got done with things in Port Vila and decided to leave to join up with our friends on Stray Kitty. There had been some rainy/windy weather for a few days, but things were a little better … Continue reading

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