My revamped solar platform

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Skipper Dan
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My revamped solar platform

Postby Skipper Dan » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:19 am

I redid my solar platform, moved it back farther behind the stays. I also put an angle on it so it looked smaller. I can tip them up if needed. I will have to wait a few more weeks to fiberglass it all together. Also there is a pic of my swim or boarding platform. I had filled in the motor well when I did the refit. I reused the stanchions and some bamboo planks. The best part of the whole boat makes boarding from the kayak a breeze.
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Re: My revamped solar platform

Postby CaptainScott » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:16 am

Very nice!
It can be a trick boarding from a kayak!
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Re: My revamped solar platform

Postby Richo » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:59 pm

Nice! That’s a lot of solar power! Guessing 300 Watts?
Looks good. I’m researching solar ideas as well. Thanks for the ideas

Rich

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Re: My revamped solar platform

Postby Skipper Dan » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:50 am

6 50 watt panels, one panel and one controller for each battery. This way they stay in balance. I am working on a small ICE driven alternator @ 60v, 50 to 100 amps to do the bulk charge if needed. I have a 60v motor to drive the boat if needed. This bank also becomes my house bank. I wanted to be able to be self sufficient but still have emergency power if needed.


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