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Old 04-22-2017, 08:48 PM   #54 (permalink)
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My thought was instead to use a 50 or 100 watt flexible solar panel with controller... that is mounted on the roof and thus no noticeable drag along with a good sized marine battery. The only time this would pose any issue would be for long trips at night. I wouldn't use my lamps in the daytime and so would never have any real issues then. This would keep my battery pretty well topped off most of the time. I have all LED exterior lamps except the headlights, but will have those soon. I'll merely remove the alternator belt and keep it in the trunk if I ever get in a pinch.
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