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Re: Options for Charging batteries while away from the boat OR away from shore power
Mainsail outlines the options.
A small-medium solar system can keep your batteries topped of while you're gone. In addition to keeping them charged it also extends their life (batteries like be 100% charged).
While cruising you'll generally be motoring periodically which should be able to keep the batteries from draining.
Basically that covers it unless you're using a ton of power on something like refrigeration. I'm guessing you won't be in a 26-28' boat.
Precision 18, Massachusetts
Former boat: Contessa 26