This Changes Everything!
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Owner: Gone with the Wynns

This Changes Everything!


Location: Gulf Harbour Marina
Latitude: -36.62000000
Longitude: 174.79000000
Published: 27 Feb 2022

Sailing away from Great Barrier & Some SERIOUSLY Sweet new tech. Get Motion Array for the best templates in Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCPX & DaVinci Resolve.

We've been using this system since mid-December 2021 and it's now June 2022. So we're 6 months in and it's worked well. The ability to pump in so much power to our battery bank while simply arriving at and leaving an anchorage is fantastic! We think high output alternators will be the norm vs a generator in the future. It's already becoming an option with some boat manufacturers. Our new CURIOSITY 2 hybrid-electric system is set up with high output alternators as a part of the eco-drive package. Different alternator manufacture, but same idea.

FYI, we were warned by friends with high output alternators that we would notice a slight drop in our overall speed. That's because power is being diverted to the batteries. For our setup, it seems to be about half a knot or so. For instance, if we motored with one engine at 1800 RPMs before we would travel at about 5 knots, now it's 4.5 knots.

We've also worked out a couple of bugs that we talk about over on our blog. So if you are considering purchasing high-output alternators, make sure to click over and read our latest update first.

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WE’RE JASON AND NIKKI WYNN. A couple of modern-day documentarians, perpetual travelers, and seekers of tall tales.

We’ve been chasing our curiosity around the world on wheels and keels since 2011. Why? Because curiosity is the key to unlocking life. It pushes us outside our comfort zone, softens our assumptions, and helps us embrace the great unknown. The more we let our curiosity lead the way, the more we discover about ourselves and the world around us.

Our home is also our transportation and we spend weeks away from civilization and sometimes land. Self-reliance and living a sustainable lifestyle are a must. It's all about managing our resources and we’re always looking for new and better ways to do so.

We've lived off the grid for over 10 years now in everything from a Van to RV to a Sailboat. And over time we have learned a lot about renewable energy, creating safe drinking water, and managing our waste.

Our journey is ever-evolving but the mission remains the same: #CultivateCuriosity

Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:

00:00 Sailing Away from Great Barrier Island NZ
02:45 The HAPPY Spinnaker & Downwind Sailing
04:46 Sail Stats & Mic Test
06:25 Lazy Sailing & We Love It
07:48 Gulf Harbour Marina NZ
09:18 Amp Up Video Production - Motion Array
10:43 Off-Grid Sailboat Power Setup
12:19 The BEST way to Charge Lithium Batteries
13:38 Installing a High Output Alternator
15:39 Alt Install: Hire a Pro or Do It Yourself?
17:32 Tips - HEAT, Lithium Batteries, Electronics
19:58 Bloopers


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