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Originally Posted by jkzdad View Post
Thanks for the good ideas regarding the led lighting. Another big amp draw while cruising would be the nav system usage. I am Trying to plan for the days with the most energy draws. I think the need for some energy austerity on these big draw days is a big part of the answer. Thanks again


You'd be well served to get yourself a battery monitor. I see people spend way less than they should or way MORE than they should and a battery monitor would answer all your "load" questions so you can "accurately" size your system.

The Victron BMV-600 is about $180.00 and is money well spent if installed and set up correctly...

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