The wind is not really to the make you to go on Raiatea so we stay a few more days on Huahine to attend the opening of the Heiva, traditional cultural festival which takes place in July in the Polynesian archipelago. Songs, dances, Racing canoes, crafts or agricultural exhibitions are scheduled.
Before continuing to Moorea and Huahine we have to make a stopover in Papeete to repair our Gennaker, order a new lazy bag and see a bunch of friends... Read More »
The archipelago of Tuamotu islands located in the North West of the Gambier has about 76 atolls. The majority of the atolls is little or not all inhabited are dreaming over a, including us... So which one to choose? A North wind of 10 to 15 nodes being announced, We aim Amanu to 450 miles of Gambier.
After a few weeks of waiting, We retrieve the motor of the windlass in the village. We look forward to move a little, find our "sports" and introduce to Leslie and Vaughan( boat Off2C) the rich marine on the flats.
Now that the theoretical bases were exposed, It is time to practice. Read More »
After six days of quiet navigation, We arrive in the Gambier archipelago lost in the middle of the Pacific. Tahiti is more of 1600 kilometers to the Northwest. We look forward to meeting our friends...
Nothing easier than to charge a lithium battery :
- You connect to a current source continuous maximum current is limited to 0, 3 c (120A for a battery of 400Ah) and the maximum voltage limited at 13, 8V
- When the voltage reaches 13, 8V and that the current drops to 0, 025C (10A for a battery of 400Ah), you stop the load.
- Once the battery is discharged to 20% SOC, you do it again…
Any battery is potentially dangerous ! Even if the lithium batteries (LiFePo4) are the safest of the lithium batteries (and might even present less risk than the battery lead), they can easily be destroyed and/or be dangerous in certain extreme situations... Read More »