We now know where we are!
It’s a good thing that I was (finally) able to get our GPS hooked up to our new GPSNavX application yesterday. Now we can definitely confirm that we are where we thought we were. Getting our GPS to play nice with our computer was not all that easy. Even after connecting them via our two new cables (which we spent a stupid amount of money on), the application could not “see” the GPS. After troubleshooting for more than an hour, seemingly doing the same two or three steps over and over, it just started working. I have no idea why but I do know how to take “yes” for an answer.
Although we have yet to get any snow here, the weather outside is cold and raining. This is making me rethink my plan of going to the boat today to take some measurements for solar panels. I have been searching the web for images on how other boat owners have added solar to their boat. Often this is done with some sort of framework at the stern, which is what we will also be doing. The challenging part of dealing with boats is that virtually everything is a custom job. When there are only 50 or so items produced, as it was with our model of boat, there are not a ton of after-market accessories that you can just order in. So, based upon which panels we choose, and their size, we will have to fabricate a frame of some sort to hold them. Time will tell but I don’t think this should be a super hard job though.