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Old 03-14-2011
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Recommended Solar Panel.....

I have a 1979 Islander Bahama 30 with 2 batteries -
Everstart 500 cranking amps ( 495 cold cranking amps )
Everstart 625 cranking amps ( 590 cold cranking amps )

I am moving off a 'powered' slip so will need to use the sun to charge the batteries.

So what are my choices?
West Marine said trickle charge - sounds like it just 'tops' off the batteries when needed.
Or should I go another route ( a panel that can actually run appliances ? ).

Either way - what are your recommendation for panel,controller, ideas, hints?


My main goal is to have 'full' batteries when needed, and the occasional running of the cabin/mast lights at night .

Thanks,
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