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As long as your boats total electrical load never exceeds 3 amps it shouldn't be a problem. However, if you use regular (incandescent, xenon, etc.) bulbs, and you have a fairly powerful stereo, you could easily exceed 3 amps. Also, a fixed-mount VHF will likely draw 6+ amps while transmitting.
The other thing to consider is that your trickle-charger might not have been engineered for long-term continuous use.
I'll double that.
You can, nevertheless, build your own heavier duty supply if you're a bit familiar in DIY electronics...
I did that myself for when my boat is ashore for maintenance and it is yet to let me down...
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