After suffering through the morning VHF radio network and drinking my coffee, I departed the boat in gusty winds and headed ashore to get the final components for the solar panel installation. At ACE Hardware I got some bits and bobs then went to the commercial kitchen supply store, PDG, to get the most important missing bit - a polypropylene cutting board. Rather than pay $100 or more for an appropriately sized marine “Starboard” I went and got a $9.50 cutting board which does the job just as well but with a significantly lower capital investment.
Back aboard with my day's shopping I proceeded to get the control panel built up. My hands are aching a bit because I used 10Ga wire and crimping the connectors to that was difficult, I needed both hands to be able to exert sufficient force to correctly close the ratchet crimper and the pictures below show how many crimps I needed to do. But by the time 17:00 rolled around the new control panel was completed and I'd transferred the 3 existing connections to it. I transferred the single forward panel to midships in preparation for the two glued panels and traced the location using masking tape, a difficult task considering that the wind wanted to turn my cardboard cutout into a kite.
I opted to stay aboard for the evening instead of heading out into the nightlife of Simpson Bay. I'll make a simple rice dinner with Soy sauce and spices, that should suffice.

Helios anchoring at Palapa Marina Helios letting out an anchor before backing into it's respective slip at Palapa Marina in St. Martin.
(2015-03-02 09:39:11 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/11.0, 1/200s] ISO 125)
Helios anchoring at Palapa Marina
Long walk to ACE Hardware The ACE Hardware store is all the way at the end of this uphill walk.
(2015-03-02 10:03:42 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/11.0, 1/20s] ISO 100)
Long walk to ACE Hardware
Constructing the controller panel The solar controller panel (previously a big cutting board) is taking shape as I add cables and parts.
(2015-03-02 15:27:24 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Constructing the controller panel
Cardboard solar panel cutout I'm using the cardboard packaging material to make a cutout of the solar panel so that I can mark, and drill, the holes in the deck where the panel is to be glued in place.
(2015-03-02 17:08:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Cardboard solar panel cutout
Solar MPPT Controller panel The 6 panels each have a dedicated Genasun controller to optimize power generation. Each controller has a small shunt attached so that I can later measure each panel's output.
(2015-03-02 16:22:51 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/8s] ISO 100)
Solar MPPT Controller panel
Temporary panel position I've moved this panel from the forward deck, where the new panels are to be installed, to this temporary location in order to keep on generating power while preparing the new panels for installation.
(2015-03-02 17:08:47 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Temporary panel position
Dodger panels Two Solbian panels are affixed to the top of the dodger; this is just a temporary installation but works quite well when the boom is tied way outboard.
(2015-03-02 17:09:01 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Dodger panels
 
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