Update on the battery issue—
We have stopped using the microwave since that is the only thing on board that has a large electrical draw. Probably heating George’s coffee in the microwave just before we weigh anchor was not good for the starter battery. Anyway, without the microwave the engine has started the past several times now. This is especially good since we’ve been unable to find a starter battery that will fit the physical space of the current battery. We have talked to marine stores in Nassau & Georgetown, plus had our friend Ray research the West Marine battery that Alex, our lithium battery guy, recommended and all the batteries that are available here are too tall for the space where the battery sits. Our latest theory regarding the engine start issue is that the Sterling Voltage Sensitive Relay is not functioning properly. We may need to replace it with one designed for use with our new lithium batteries. More research to do on this but at least we now have one bar of cell service at this anchorage & can access the internet!