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Old 02-09-2008, 02:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by basjoos View Post
If you angle the solar panels at the sun while there is a stout wind blowing, the panel might start acting as an imprompto sail with unintended consequences. Also if the boat is bobbing around in heavy seas, if might be difficult to keep the panels pointed at the sun.
true to a point, they might not be pointed exactly at the sun as the boat moves, but even at noon the sun is not dirrectly over head unless you are at the equater, and if the wind is that strong, fold up your solar panals and pull out a kite, or a fold out mast with a sail.

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