The rest of the electrical system
on this boat might be of interest to you.
The main engine
alternators were converted to use Balmar
regulators and they are controlled by a Balmar
Crossfielder II and charge the house battery
bank. The engine
batteries are charged thru a Balmar Digital Duo Charge unit.
The alternators have switches to switch the source voltage and output to the engine start batteries if there is a failure of the house bank.
We have a 3000 watt Victron inverter charger
, a 5.5 kw next gen gen set, and 885 watts of solar panels
with a Victron charge controller.
will run everything on the boat on the A/C loads but the air conditioning
heater, and washer and dryer.
We also have solar water heating panels
on the water heater.
The boat will have a large hardtop on the flying bridge and has plenty of space for the panels
. If we wanted to, we could more than double the amount of solar
on the hardtop.