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post #2 of Old 04-05-2008
chuck5499
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solar panels

Izzy - not sure of what your power consumption is or what you are using the boat for but i can only tell you what i am doing
first - flexible panels are more expensive and can only provide smaller amounts of power vs the hard panels
second - i am in the process of outfitting a jeanneau ds40 for some long term cruising - i have 740+ amps of power from 6 golf cart batteries and one starter - i have a reefer and all the gadgets one needs plus a few - i am in the process of install 2 130 watt solar panels on my bimini top - i do not plan to use any wind generator nor do i have a genset - these should be able to more than keep up with my needs and if it gets cloudy for a few days i will run the iron genny that has a 160 amp alternator attached
- so in summary - what are trying to gain and how much power do think you need
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