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Air Breeze Output in FL and Bahamas..?

I'm wrestling (mentally) about how to supply my elec needs/wishes.

This boat will be mostly used in FL and the Bahamas and I'd like to hear from other people's experiences with the Air Breeze - what the real-life output has been in this region.

According to my figuring, I'll need to meet a max of 100 amp/hrs per day.

The boat is a late 70's Watkins 27 that will be running a 12v portable fridge (in fridge mode, not freezer), a tillerpilot for short durations, minimal LED lighting, and a lil bitty laptop. The alternator puts out a whopping 35 amps, but I'd rather cover the elec needs without counting on its use.

Real-life experiences are usually better than manufacturer specs.
Thanks in advance.

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I'd first recommend you buy and install a battery monitor, as this will allow you to accurately measure what your actual usage is. Basing your usage on wild guesses can lead to spending a lot of money where it isn't needed or not buying the right equipment to address your needs.

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