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Wind Generators - Airmaax 0 B. Short I am considering a new wind generator and am currently looking at the Canadian made Airmaax 5 blade model.  I like the output at lower wind speeds and it appears robust.  Any advice?  What do you have on your boat, are you satisfied with it (off shore), and if you were to replace it, would you get the same make?thanks,Brian
by B. Short
February 28, 2014
LED Lights 0 K. Wright New LED lights for sale .    10 to 30 volts  a/c or d/c .  3 watts ,  3000 K,  warm white colour.   recessed model requires 2" dia hole , and about 1" recess room .colour coded + and - wires . The light is about the same as a 50 w halogen, but 1/17 the power demand. And 1/17 the heat  output. Think sunny(very warm?) Mexico.      Also 3 watt 50mm dia LED lightbulb to replace std halogen light.e/m
by K. Wright
January 21, 2014
Looking for Gel Batteries 0 D. Smith I have had our five x 8G4D gel batteries for about 11 years and they are getting close to retirement.  Does anyone know of a cheap source of replacement gel batteries?  Has anyone shipped batteries from the US with success?
by D. Smith
May 8, 2013
Lithium Batteries - time to rethink? 2 I. Clark Very interested in your experience as I am considering the same system.  Did you go with the expensive Mastervolt with the built in battery management or with one of the less expensive alternatives?
by P. Wagschal
April 28, 2013
Mounting of Solar Panels ? 3 P. Guenette We bit the bullet and added an arch for our  4 x 85W panels.  Nothing above the panels so they get unobstructed sun and we have seen up to 19 Amps. going into our batteries.   From people we have met offshore the side rail mounted panels are not well liked as at least one side is being affected by the shade of your boat even with overhead sun.  One addition I would highly recommend is a 3 step solar charger.  We have a Blue Sky solar boost 2000E and it makes all the difference to the solar charging experience.  We have a  spillover fridge and freezer and rarely have to charge our batteries running our engine.  Our watermaker is engine driven and when we make water (once per week) we stuff some amps into the batteries though usually they don't need it.
by D. Smith
April 14, 2013
Solar Panel upgrades 2 J. Howard Hey, I used they are a new distributor on the island. Were great to deal with.. I actually bought an outboard from them as well. From what i understand, they are going to concentrate on distributing green energy products as well as outdoor/yachting equipment. My experience was good and they bargain which is nice.
by J. Howard
February 13, 2013
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