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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]

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]

Magical Kanberra Gel Cleans Mold, Mildew or Bad Odors

January 23, 2017 // 2 Comments

We first discovered Kanberra gel at the Annapolis boat show. My first reaction was that it seemed expensive, but I liked the smell (very fresh and clean) and the salesperson’s explanation that it cleans and disinfects and goes after odors, mold and mildew without chemicals so I bought the [read more]

Drink Coffee = Live Longer? More and More Science Says Yes!

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

I freely admit – I’m a coffee-aholic. I greatly enjoy my morning cup of happiness! But I’m interested to know, what’s your favorite morning beverage? For anything you’re consuming daily, you want to be sure it’s healthy, right? Did you know that drinking coffee [read more]

Home Improvement – New Fans

January 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another Sunday, another home improvement project on Golden Glow – We didn’t realize how enjoyable these new  Caframo Sirocco 12V Gimbal 3 Speed Fan, White, Small fans would be until we installed them. They’re ever so much quieter and more powerful, without using any more [read more]
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