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Old 03-12-2015, 08:10   #31
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Re: Yee freekin haw Finally have enough clams to buy a 440.

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We have a 230v boat, but to be honest it does really matter that much as we have 4x 140w solar panels and big battery bank. We left the marina in March and did not plug into shore power till we got back in October.

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I do plan on mucho solar and batteries. How many of you live on board? What size is your battery bank? Any 440 owners have pics or links to there blogs they care to share?
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:10   #32
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I do plan on mucho solar and batteries. How many of you live on board? What size is your battery bank? Any 440 owners have pics or links to there blogs they care to share?
No blog or website but the boat has a Facebook page TwoDriftersTravel

If you are going for loads of batteries the make sure you balance them between the hulls.

All of ours are in the port hull and she is about 4 cm lower in the water on that side. One of winter jobs is to sort this out.

We liveaboard about 10 months of the year

Battery bank is 800 Amp Hours
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Old 03-12-2015, 15:42   #33
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Cannot rate solar highly enough
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For us, it cruising in comfort with SunPower (& Outback MPPT)...

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...and it's also SunPower for our Crew (customers ) , with a better, north/south panel orientation to allow more panels...

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Some fine L440 (& an L450) solar installations...
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Re: Yee freekin haw Finally have enough clams to buy a 440.

Check this out...10:30AM...2 x 327W SunPower E20 panels...and this is NET into the batteries after running 2 x frigs, a freezer and 2 x computers...silent, free power...sweet!!

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