I am almost finished installing the 285-watt solar panel! It’s in place and connected, but I still have two more holes to drill for the mount on one side. Something I learned, which wasn’t something that I had come across before, is that if you have a panel that puts out 38 volts and you connect it in parallel with panels that put out 19 volts, the lower voltage panels will drag the higher voltage panel down to their level and you lose almost half of the power from the larger panel. I disconnected the two 100 watt panels and the larger panel was able to feed its full 38 volts into the charge controller. I do have a spare controller that I can connect the two 100 watt panels to, so all is not lost. With just the 285 watt panel I am able to turn off the battery charger and run all of the 12 volt systems without losing any voltage. That includes running the main fridge/freezer, the drawer freezer and a cooler in the cockpit which runs all the time. All told the systems are pulling about 13 amps when they are all on.
A few smaller things I tool care of is defrosting and cleaning the main fridge/freezer, fixed the second pantry door latch, lowered the furler and checked the bearings, and cleaned the bottom at the waterline. Lots done, but you’re never really done!