Day 10, Year 4: Windbird has a New Power Plant
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008
Weather: Stormy Early Morning, Overcast Day
Location: One 15 Marina, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Hurray! Our new AGM (absorbent glass mat) batteries arrived this morning and by day’s end Mark has them installed with a new marine plywood floor under them and a new marine plywood ‘lid’ on top of them so we can store things there. It was a long, hot job, but he is pleased with the results and we have power without running the engine so much. Since we don’t have a transformer to plug into local shore power, we will still have the run the engine when in a marina, but not nearly so much.

I worked all day trying to clean out food lockers and rearrange things. I’m still “in progress” but hopefully by the end of the weekend I’ll have things ship shape. We are also working on getting some of the photos from this cruising season uploaded to the website. We have the three days in Kalimantan on Borneo uploaded, so if you want to take a peek at the orangutan photos, you can go back to Days 151 to 153 to see them. Even with Singapore wireless, it is a slow process, but we’ll get there!