Means of Cooking
We have a grill mounted on the stern pulpit with its own independent propane tank. This provides complete redundancy for our stove/oven below.
|While it may be more difficult than using the stove/oven below for cooking |
some things, we could cook all our meals on the grill if necessary.
|Three separate tanks were built into our boat from the factory. They were |
always redundant, though a little difficult to switch between tanks than
it is now. This valve manifold has greatly improved the
ease of switching between water tanks.
|Our two independent anchors are a good example of redundancy. |
Both anchors are installed and ready to be deployed.
|Our two anchors have their own rodes and the anchor locker is divided |
in half to keep the rodes from becoming entangled.
|The winch on the right is a spare winch with its |
dedicated cleat. It is a Barient #18,
relocated from under the hard dodger.
|If one solar panel or one voltage controller would fail, the other solar |
panels would still be producing power, albeit at a
proportionately lower total rate.
VHF Radios & Antennas
|Our Icom IC-M412 mounted at the helm has |
its own antenna on the stern rail.
|Our Icom IC-M1V adds an additional level of redundancy to our |
onboard radio equipment. It's also waterproof!
GPS Receiver & Antennas
|This small GPS antenna mounted on the stern rail is a redundant |
antenna to the internal antenna in the chart plotter. It is
completely hooked up and ready to use.
|Just don't EVER refer to me as the REDUNDANT cat!|