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Old 30-09-2012, 15:19   #1
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SOLAR PANELS LAVEZZI

Hi Lavezzi owners.
When I bought mine there was 2 x 80w solar panels mounted on the davits , not very effective, I now have 2 x 180 w panels mounted on a gantry, works really well, all the witing runs inside the tube on the stbd side and the entry point is just above the battery bank , made the wiring really easy.

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:35   #2
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Hi le doume,
Nice mounting...
how many max amperage do you get ???
20... 25 per hour???
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:12   #3
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Very nice LD!
Are you back from SA?

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Old 03-10-2012, 01:25   #4
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Re: SOLAR PANELS LAVEZZI

Hi LD,

No still in Capetown on this beautiful but windy wednesday morning, we are heading back home via singapore on friday and have decided to spend the week end there and fly home on monday to break the trip.
The solar panels are giving me 21.5 A/H and as the regularor has two separate outputs , I have istalled a C/B wich will be dedicated to the water maker which only requires 8 amps.

keep up the good work on the forum , do not let the " grumpy ones" get you down.

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Old 03-10-2012, 21:46   #5
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Hi LD,

No still in Capetown on this beautiful but windy wednesday morning, we are heading back home via singapore on friday and have decided to spend the week end there and fly home on monday to break the trip.
The solar panels are giving me 21.5 A/H and as the regularor has two separate outputs , I have istalled a C/B wich will be dedicated to the water maker which only requires 8 amps.

keep up the good work on the forum , do not let the " grumpy ones" get you down.

Cheers
Thanks mate, glad to hear that your trip is going well.

I had some fun on the weekend running some extra wires through Pourpre, it's a good thing I had some child labour to get into the tight spots.
We need to make a guide to running wires through FPs as they have some real tricky spots.
I have found that using a roll of plastic spaghetti like builders use to put screws into masonry walls does a great job getting the wires down the conduit.

Don't worry about the knockers, I'll tell you a good story about one of them next time we chat.
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Old 08-10-2012, 20:42   #6
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Re: SOLAR PANELS LAVEZZI

Hi Dragon Lady.

I like the hardtop - was that a "DL Design"?
Have you found a way to stop water draining into the cockpit from the entrance to the cockpit (we tried rubber strips and a washboard - no too good)?

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Old 09-10-2012, 00:55   #7
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Hi JJ,

Le Dome is the owner and designer or the hard top, I can only dream about one for my boat.
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Hi Dragon Lady.

I like the hardtop - was that a "DL Design"?
Have you found a way to stop water draining into the cockpit from the entrance to the cockpit (we tried rubber strips and a washboard - no too good)?

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Are you the JJ who occasionally sail on MA with GK? In any case looks like you got the LD & DL mixed up , yes my hardtop is my own design , now as far as stopping water getting into the cockpit , the only solution would be to have a fibre glass ridge built across the walkway , personally I do not intend to do anything about it as it would only create a trip hazard when out at sea after a long run when one has a tendency to get a little tired after short catnaps and I have seen what GK has done on MA .

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