Nancy told me, “I’m not going if you don’t fix the generator.”
And she’s right.
We were in the middle of another Texas heat wave, with the index upwards to 110 degrees F. And that’s with high humidity.
But I have this intense desire to start breaking free from Galveston Bay and begin exploring the coastline and beyond!
That said, I’m’ learning patience and how to properly repair various aspects of the sailboat – which will be invaluable as we seek to be self-reliant.
Repairing the Generator
- Run our air conditioner
- Charge the batteries
- Have all the creature comforts of a small apartment out at sea
However, there was a problem. After running for about 20-30 minutes while under load, the generator would shut down.
However, when it runs without an electrical load, it can run “forever” (we’ve timed it to 1 hr 30 m).
After watching the episode, what do you think the problem is? Why do you think the generator is stopping, and can you recommend anything? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and we’ll chat.