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Old 09-22-2018, 10:50 PM   #1
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City: Port Orchard
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Ironside
Vessel Model: 54' Bruce Roberts design, custom built, steel, sailboat hull, single CAT 3306 Turbo.
Join Date: Apr 2017
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1.2-1.6 KW solar?

I really want to have a solar charging system, but most of the kits I find on the web are designed for sailboats. They go up to 300W, but not more. On my trawler, I have plenty of space on the top, so I could easily mount 4 large panels. LG and others are selling 400+W panels now, although, not cheap. The sun is scares in the PNW, so I want to oversize it for that little light we get here during winter months.
Has anyone built a large capacity solar system on their boat? Or, do you know anyone? Perhaps, a company, which can design one like this for marine environment? I have seen many land based systems with huge capacity, but not for boats.
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