Lollipop’s Alternator Upgrades Update

At the end of the alternator upgrade post, I did not know how things would work out until we had anchored a few times. Well, south Florida provided weeks of anchoring. I am pleased to report the new alternators with the center fielder making them work together reduced generator run time because we don’t need to run the generator after a trip to top off the battery banks.

When we purchased Lollipop, I was sure I would put solar panels on the pilothouse roof; I even bought the wiring to run from the top to the battery banks. However, I feel solar is unnecessary, as the generator and alternators keep the battery bank fully charged.

The alternator upgrade was pricey but worth it.

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Captain Tom

For decades I have read boating magazines and dreamed of making The Great Loop. I have studied specs and knew what I wanted in a boat. I guess the timing is never perfect, but my wise dad told me to “travel before I get too old to travel.” So here we are about to embark on the trip of our life.

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