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Old 02-26-2007
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A small panel may well work for keeping the batteries topped off when the boat is just sitting at the dock or on the mooring, and not a bad investment. However, if you're idea is to extend the period of time you can go without running the engine or hooking up to shorepower, doing an "energy budget" for the boat, and then figuring out how much solar energy you would need to become self-sufficient is a good way to start. BTW, the best "on-the-hook" solutions will generally include wind and solar...since it is often windy when it isn't sunny and so on..
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