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Catamaran Sunbrella Sunshade

October 25, 2020 // 13 Comments

To get ready for the South Pacific, we had a sunbrella sunshade made that covers the whole front of Golden Glow, reaching all the way back behind the mast to cover the salon roof. The shade keeps the inside of the boat so much cooler, and creates a whole new dimension to living space on the boat. [read more]

Our 1300 Watt Solar Upgrade

October 23, 2020 // 1 Comment

We upgraded Golden Glow’s solar panels from 340 watts to 1,300 watts. It’s wonderful to live with this abundance, and all from mother nature. We love photovoltaic solar power. It  is silent, pollution-free and makes no odor. We don’t need to feed them fuel other than the sunshine [read more]

Batteries – Out With the Old, In With The New

March 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

TrojanMSDS Time for new batteries on Golden Glow before heading to the South Pacific. We admire those who have made the transition to LiPo Lithium batteries, but for a number of reasons we decided to stick with the same Trojan batteries batteries that had served us well in the past. LiPo requires [read more]

Fabulous Find! 12volt Chargers for Laptop Computers

December 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Living off the grid on a sailboat, we’re powered mainly by solar and wind, and occasionally our diesel generator, that recharge our house batteries.  Efficiency is key when it comes to recharging our boatload of battery-powered tech devices: cameras, cell phones, tablets, gps devices, [read more]

Golden Glow’s Sailboat Movie Theater

October 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

  the glow of our movie theater inside our sunshade on the foredeck of Golden Glow In anticipation of spending more time at equatorial latitudes in the South Pacific, we had a sunbrella canopy made that covers the whole front of Golden Glow. It gives us the sense of having doubled our living [read more]

Two Families Shipwreck on Coral Reefs in the South Pacific

August 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

When a sailing voyage comes to a sudden, violent end, no matter the cause or circumstances, it’s a terrible tragedy. Two vivacious cruising families who were sailing across the Pacific Ocean met this fate recently. Americans Danny and Belinda Gavotos and their four teenaged children, on Tanda [read more]

A New Better Air Filter for Volvo Penta D40 Boat Engines

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Thanks to Warren “Chuck” Johnson on Exit Strategy for showing us how we could get the large plastic air cleaner monstrosities off Golden Glow’s engines and replace them with Uni Foam Air Filters, which are lightweight, small, compact – and BETTER – air filters. They [read more]

Chaps Aren’t Just for Cowboys

February 5, 2017 // 1 Comment

To our non-sailor friends, “Chaps” refer to the leather covering a cowboy wears over his jeans. Those chaps serve a number of purposes besides looking cool and focusing appreciative glances. When riding horseback, the tough leather protects legs from heavy brush; in the cattle pen, while [read more]
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