Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

John Clark

Thanks for the heads up Mark.  We will take a look at Browns before we head out.

On Jan 8, 2018 6:48 PM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

John, ref: Bimini Big Game Marina – wouldn’t recommend it. It has gone way down-hill since Guy Harvey sold his interest in it, really not worth the money. I would suggest Browns. Easy in and out, not at all fancy but the price is right. You will find most cruisers stop at Browns. From Browns it is a 5 min walk to Immigration at BBGM and then Customs is a litter further up the road in the pink building (police station).



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique


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Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise



Hi Bill,  we are planning  to leave St.. Augustine later this week and head to Bimini, then slow cruise thru Bahamas...continuing south.  


We are planning on checking in at Bimini Big Game Marina and staying for a day or two.




On Jan 8, 2018 12:24 PM, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <> wrote:




We actually use the second battery charger much of the time when we are charging with the genset. Our new batteries can easily take over 100 amps of charging current for much of the charge cycle.  Adding another 50 amps to the 70 the Victron makes, just makes things faster.

Anything we can do to reduce the genset duty cycle make our lives more enjoyable and the boat more self-sufficient.

So far our solar installation, charger upgrade, and switching battery types has dropped us from about three hours a day, down to an average of a bit less than one hour a day, with many days of none at all. Which should drop even further as the sun returns to the northern hemisphere :)


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

North Bimini, Bahamas



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