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Forum: Electrical Systems   10-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By AmyAltEStore
I don't know of any "marine ready" combined solar...

I don't know of any "marine ready" combined solar charge /diversion load controller. I'm assuming you have the SWWP Air-X for your 400W turbine (the real output is typically significantly less than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,887
Posted By AmyAltEStore
Also, to state the obvious, you need to figure...

Also, to state the obvious, you need to figure out how much space you have available for the panels. You want to try to avoid even partial shading as best you can, which is no small feat with a...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 11,951
Posted By AmyAltEStore
Kyocera is tested for salt water spray, so...

Kyocera is tested for salt water spray, so although it doesn't say it is a marine panel (or charge extra for it), it is designed to be. The new ones also have a support bar across the middle, making...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 11,951
Posted By AmyAltEStore
Kyocera is tested for salt water spray, so...

Kyocera is tested for salt water spray, so although it doesn't say it is a marine panel (or charge extra for it), it is designed to be. The new ones also have a support bar across the middle, making...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By AmyAltEStore
If you have cigarette lighter outlets in the...

If you have cigarette lighter outlets in the house, you can easily just get a small trickle charger solar panel to keep those 8 house batteries topped off (I love the tickle charger typo, that made...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-07-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By AmyAltEStore
A few years ago I took the Elements in Seamanship...

A few years ago I took the Elements in Seamanship for Women course at the Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, ME. I'm not usually one for segregated courses, but it was such a pleasure to be able to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,459
Posted By AmyAltEStore
I sell solar to boaters and homeowners, and...

I sell solar to boaters and homeowners, and Kyocera still outsells every other brand for boating. They are tested for salt water spray, and the new 135W even have an extra bracing bar across the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,868
Posted By AmyAltEStore
Now you've got to wire and mount 4 panels. The...

Now you've got to wire and mount 4 panels. The rail mounts commonly used are about $25 each pair, so add $100 to that deal. Kyocera makes a 65W panel for $320, and only one mounting set is needed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,868
Posted By AmyAltEStore
I work at a solar store, and get calls about...

I work at a solar store, and get calls about those Harbor Freight and Northern Tool packages all the time. They are very cheap panels with very thin frames and small wires coming out the back with...
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