The wind is still blowing so I haven’t yet given Borderline a decent test run. I have become a bit of a chickenshit in my old age so I’m waiting for dead calm before I venture out. So here I am in the workshop, biding my time and trying to make some kind of useful […]Read more "ESPcat All Charged Up"
Now I’ve done it! I went out and purchased 2 solar panels. These 2 panels will power the inner workings of Borderline’s cabin. There will eventually be 40 more panels for the motors. The panels are as follows: make: Sunpower (at least the 32 cells claim to be Sunpower cells). size: 1050 x 540 x 2.5 […]Read more "ESPcat First Real Solar Panels"
For the last two years, Borderline has been sitting in the mud most of the time. Each high tide she would float for an hour or two. Whenever there was any wind I would worry that she might break loose as she was only held in place by a set of flimsy metal sticks driven […]Read more "ESPcat Stick In The Mud"
Floating at last. It has been a 2 year slog and I must admit that there were times that I feared I had bitten off more than I could chew. It all began with Oleg and his hiab truck lifting off the little cabin from Borderline. Now we have Borderline floating peacefully on her mooring […]Read more "ESPcat #floating"
I love a smooth, slippery, curvaceous bottom and I’m not alone in this. Thanks to help from slave Brian, the job of sanding off the bottom barnacles was not as bad as it could have been. Even so, I believe at least one rum will be required to sooth the pain. In, the end it’s […]Read more "ESPcat #SmoothBottom"
It was time to weigh anchor and move Borderline from her long time position in the mud. I looked around for an eager slave but they have all miraculously disappeared rather like Donald Trump’s brain! The newly modified cradle was ready, complete with slave labor for the heavy lifting. But first there was the matter […]Read more "ESPcat #WeighAnchor"
Every now and then history takes a big leap that changes everything. As I work away on the solar powered boat project, I have come to realize what a huge change we are in the middle of. We are, right now, living through a change equivalent to the Industrial Revolution. This abandoned oil well […]Read more "ESPcat #GoingElectric"