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  1. #31
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    Mar 2019
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    Default Re: Outboard Replacement

    So you can actually power an off-board motor through solar panels on a yacht? Sounds amazing. How long before a modest yacht of 26-34 can be petrol/diesel free?

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
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    Me: Zummerzet, Boat: Plimuff
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    Default Re: Outboard Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by ross84 View Post
    So you can actually power an off-board motor through solar panels on a yacht? Sounds amazing. How long before a modest yacht of 26-34 can be petrol/diesel free?
    Yes, you can. The 1kW Spirit battery takes about 3 hours to charge on mains but several times that on 12V, although overnight (off batteries) or about 8 hours daytime (solar) is usually sufficient. The point is it’s just like an electric car - it spends much of it’s time parked so you can trickle charge it. 99% of the time you start each day with a full battery.
    Boogeying, head down, in mindless, no-nonsense sort of way

  3. #33
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    Aug 2004
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    732

    Default Re: Outboard Replacement

    Yes the mains charger is usually in the bag!

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