I was eating watermelon anchored in the bay when I spied a boat on a boat. I just had to take a photograph.
We have been looking at moorings and marinas and boats. Every time we go we learn something new. And we see something new from the previous time through new eyes. We spot the boat differences, shapes of the hulls, the presence or absence of a furling sail. The moorings with fingers. It is a whole new world that is opening up to us. It is enjoyable.
If buying an American boat be aware of the voltage difference and using shore power
American boats are wired for 110 volts you can’t plug them into our 230-volt shore power and run the internal air-con units, TVs, fridges and so on.
Check with your insurance company to see if they are compliant with New Zealand standards.
Australia: 230V 50Hz
Fiji: 240V 50Hz
New Caledonia: 220V 50Hz
New Zealand: 230V 50Hz
Samoa: 230V 50Hz
Tonga: 240V 50Hz
USA: 110V 60Hz
Vanuatu: 230V 50Hz
Voltage World List:
Electrical Warrant of Fitness for your Boat
If you intend to leave your boat at a marina then you will need an Electrical Warrant of Fitness (EWOF). Details are below for what is required in New Zealand but you will need to check also with the marina administration as well.
Then again if you use solar power and 12V system there is no need for shore power, is there?