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post #5 of Old 06-27-2006
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I think the solar panel charger is a good one. It should top off your batteries while the boat is just sitting at the dock. If the panel is small enough, then you can just wire it directly to the battery, and won't need a charge controller.

However, you're really much better off sizing the battery according to the loads you're going to put on the battery.

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