Installing lithium batteries and an induction hob

Those new solar panels were delivering loads more power to SY Esper so we made the decision to move to lithium batteries.
It’s something we’ve thought about for a long time, and as the technology has improved, it seemed the right thing to do. We reckoned we would be able to put them in while getting on with last minute jobs and fixing that broken dodger…and removing the gas while changing our stove to an induction hob. Little jobs like that.

We were nearly ready to leave, but then a catastrophe! Our UK tenants decided to give us notice. So Liz rushed back to London to find new people as soon as possible.

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Our sailing window was closing and our new Indonesian visas were about to expire. Leaving Jamie on his own to get all the jobs finished for the 2000 mile passage, Liz set off with a heavy heart. It would be a big ask to find and settle new tenants in three weeks…
Back in Krabi there was still plenty to do, but now only one of us to do it.

Many thanks to Paul of OCTOPUS ASIA in Phuket for answering all our questions, for helping with the installation, and for generally being great! Email: Website:


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