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You never mentioned if your outboard has an alternator or if it is electric start. I assume you can start it manually. That would eliminate the need for a second battery. A 5 watt panel is really not capable of recharging even a small battery. Will keep one topped off, but that's about it. If you are relying on the solar panel to recharge the battery, I would get a 20 or 30 watt panel with a controller.
Actually Jim I used one of those little 5 watt units that plug into a CIG lighter on my islander works just great. Lights are all led. Also i have an independent solar anchor light. The only other draw is my cell phone charging every three days for about 2 hours.
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