I always learn something, or have my existing thinking clarified, when talking with other experienced voyagers.
The latest pearl of wisdom came my way when chatting with a fifteen-year live-aboard and voyager with many thousands of miles of experience. We were discussing the challenge of trying to keep our boats technically simple while still functional and comfortable. The subject of what equipment should be electrified and what should not be came up. He said “Well, there are two things that should not be connected to the battery: the crapper and the sails”.
I could not sum it up better myself.
* Keep It Simple, Stupid.