Sailing Extras

Sailing videos from between episodes!

ELECTRICITY On A Sailboat Q&A ⛵️ (Lithium, Solar, Wind)

This video is all about Lithium Batteries, Solar, Wind, Inverters, Chargers, and everything else Power Related to take your Yacht or Sailboat OFF-THE-GRID for a while!

This episode is dedicated to our Patrons, thanks so much for your great questions! There are timestamps below for each question.

 

Additional Recommended Watching:

HELLO Lithium, Goodbye Propane- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvDCLtN22jY

Sailboat Electrical System Overview (Playlist)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmbH-TAM2Wk&list=PLQp8FoQ4t-lUAHfipxG8pVDb3LVHaoCNo

WATT The Hell is an Amp Hour?- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuPvhk-EP9E

 

 

03:47 – Do the solar panels alone handle your electrical needs or is the generator needed on a regular basis?

06:10 – How much power do the sails create when Delos is sailing at 6 knots? Would there be a horsepower figure?

07:28 – What’s the fire risk with Lithium batteries? How do you reduce the risk?

09:23 – How much power do you produce from solar panels and wind generators?

14:35 – Is the wind turbine an effective source of power?

15:30 -Do you have your inverter turned on all the time or only when you need AC power?

17:46 – Can you run your air conditioning regularly off battery power?

20:36 – When do you start worrying about battery charge levels? And what steps do you take to conserve energy?

22:03 – When a boat converts to Lithium what changes need to be made to the charging system? Also mention spike suppressor.

25:29 – Have you thought about going to a high output alternator?

26:30 – Is a power audit worth doing?

27:40 – Do you still plot positions or are you mainly electric charts now?

28:50 – Where does one learn the basic of solar?

30:18 – Can you mix lead batteries with Lithium batteries to help with nighttime discharges?

31:13 – How can you track the power generated by wind and solar?

31:48 – Are you able to make water off your solar?

33:18 – How much solar would you need to go 100% electric, no generator, no Diesel engine?

41:03 – Are you a fan of the induction stovetop?

42:20 – How important is it to have the same bus bars and loads on high current applications?

43:44 – How can you protect your system from voltage spikes if the battery management system shuts off?

44:28- What electronics would you recommend for a small, simple day sailor

45:14 – What secondary charging method would you depend on?

Q&A Session for our Patrons- May 21 2018

**MP3 version @ https://svdelos.com/qa ** Hey Delos Tribe!! Hope you enjoy this Q&A we did today.
Some of the questions covered:
Whats up with Delos 2.0?
When are we sailing the Arctic?
How much work goes into an episode?
What cameras do we use?
Whats next for us?
Where is Delos?
What happened to Green Man?
Plus A LOT MORE!
! If you want to treat this as a podcast the MP3 version can be downloaded as a free digital download from our store @ https://svdelos.com/qa

Trends in Modern Yacht Design- Interview with a Naval Architect- Sailing Vessel Delos

Hey Tribe! We know you LOVE the technical side of sailing so we put together this special interview with a naval architect. Kiril did an awesome job filming and editing this together, and we sure hope you learn as much as we did!

Olivier Racoupeau is a naval architect and has designed cruising yachts for Amel, Wauquiez, Garcia, Beneteau, Fountaine Pajot, and many other custom projects. A few months ago while we were in La Rochelle the team at Amel asked if we would like to interview Olivier, who is responsible for the design of the Amel 55, 64, and the new 50 foot sloop that was just launched. We pretty much jumped at the chance to pick his brain about the differences between modern cruising yachts and those from Delos’s era.

Modern yachts are obviously full of exciting new tech that wasn’t even available 5 years ago let alone 20 years ago, so they’re really something to behold. Besides all of the technology that helps with navigation, the living quarters now look like they’ve come straight out of an interior design magazine. Sleek and timeless with beautiful neon lighting similar to those found on brands like Neon Filter that nobody could have dreamed of in recent history make these modern yachts well worth a look, even if you’re unfamiliar with the yachting world!

We learned a lot and hope you do as well! Peace, Love, and Fair Winds from Brian, Karin, and Brady.

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SV Delos – Classic yacht sailing!

We had the chance to sail on a mahogany old school beauty! She is sleek, fast and so fun to sail. SY Chancegger was built for the 1970 Americas Cup for Baron Bich, the man behind Bic pens and lighters! She is 28 tons with an overall length of 19 meters. View More