Bequia - Admiralty Bay - Day 7

Donald Macdonald
Sat 3 Apr 2021 20:00
This morning found a someone who I could compare my meter reading with his who believes is accurate. A couple a various states batteries located and some comparison voltages taken. My meter appeared to under read by 0.16vdc. With that in mind and correcting the battery monitor by 0.6 - 0.7 vdc upwards the house batteries appear to still be good. Tonight I shall leave the fridge on overnight and do a physical check on the battery and compare voltage with monitor. If voltage difference is still in the same error and the meter voltage appears to be consistent with the amount of discharge I would expect then will relax about batteries and always add the difference to battery monitor information and ignore the indication it gives about % left.
Looked further at the knock we had on the bow from the anchor where the fibreglass was showing through. The tape had broken and looked like it may be getting wet so have sealed it with the same nail varnish used for the hull damage last October in Foz, as that has not eroded its way off. Bow will need more regular inspections as cutting through the water and seaweed.
As mentioned yesterday, the unRegatta around Bequia we shall being doing tomorrow with a 10.15 start. As not a race and distance around Island about 15 miles will just do it wit white sails. Something to look forward to.