Whether cruising boat sailors like to admit it or not, electrical systems have become a critical component of our vessels. Even if just used to start the “iron genny”, a reliable 12-volt system has become a necessity for safe cruising. After a few months of sailing our boat, we recognized that our electrical system was due for an upgrade.
Flowers are blooming, the trees are filling out with leaves, and the chill of winter is starting to be forgotten. That’s right, it’s spring! For any boat owner in the mid-Atlantic region, the emergence from winter also means it’s time for a yearly ritual: spring commissioning.