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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote debem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2019 at 18:52
Hi Konstantin
Yes they are walkable. They have a transparent resin protection.
Tomorrow Iíll check the price . The work has been made last year.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tranquilo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 10:17
Hi Richard,

We ended up installing a Photonic Universe semi-flexible 250W solar panel on Tranquilo, just in front of the dodger. We followed the advice of our sister yacht Infinity of Yar. The solar panel works great, keeps the 650Ah of batteries topped up nicely while we are on anchor. It's more than durable enough to stand on and not particularly slippery when dry.


On our ocean crossings we used the Watt & Sea 600 Cruising hydrogenerator, which easily kept on top of our energy needs, including constant use of the autopilot and using an inverter to charge laptops, etc.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richard M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2019 at 12:42
Hi Fil

Many thanks for this. I installed the same unit in the same place after talking to Keith (Infinity) as well. As I'm usually plugged in to a marina (sadly I can't be an adventurer like you!) its hard to determine its effectiveness. But on passages - say 8 hours & with sunshine - it has kept the batteries nicely topped up.

If I went further afield I'd go for a trailing generator too. As a matter of interest what do you use to monitor the state of your batteries? The standard Hanse panel monitor (Wurth)? Or something else?

Your blog & vids are fantastic. Thanks also for these.

Best wishes


Richard
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow White Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2019 at 14:44
Hello,
No one is thinking about "methanol" batteries, yet to the point these days ?
Example.. EFOY batteries.
Have a good Day.
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