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JamesMusslewhite    12,991

James don't you have generator?


I have one at our farm but not here on this little island where I am building this facility. I will have one here later this year once I have all the wiring and pump installations completed as I will need one to insure I can maintain all the platonic algae, rotifer, copepod, brine shrimp and shrimp production tanks as well as saltwater and sump pumps and aerators. This small facility will be hosing almost 96,000 liters of saltwater in a closed circulation system so having a fuel generator will be paramount to have installed before I can begin lobster production.


I simply did not have time to secure our boatman to take me and our boat over to the farm on Dinagat Island to get our small generator and bring it back. Once the storm hit we had the 34 footer dry docked with the canopy down so it would have required a few able bodies along with myself to drop the boat back into the water as well as trying to get our boatman here to take us over. The shallow areas between the small islands here are both tricky and dangerous so one is wise to have an experienced boatman who if familiar with the waterways because conditions here change very quickly with the tides. There are quite a few boats lost here every year so it is wise to always err on the side of caution. One little miscalculation and at best you will bend or drop a propeller or bend a shaft, worse is to slam into a reef or rocks, and if that were to happen while the heavy swirls ate active you can lose a boat or a life.


Now going into the rainy season of next year I will not be caught without one here on this island plus I should have at least solar panels installed as well as wind generators which will help insure that I will have a viable source of energy besides a fuel generator if we were to get hit again. Now if we had evacuated here we would have taken or boat to the farm on Dinagat Island as we can get it up into the mangroves and take it up river where we can pull it out of the water. Once on the farm, if there is a power outage, than all is needed is to flip a switch in the fuse box and a quick pull of a rope and we have lights. But here on the island were this project is we are still a little more primitive still.  :biggrin_01:       

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