Here is another vote for the Radio
Shack. I've had mine for 20 years, 2 boats, a couple of houses, our solar
home, and it works fine. Ya, it has a needle, and I just added "wristband" made out of velcro straps and epoxy
, so I can hold it on my left (I'm a righty) wrist, and hold the two probes with free hands, without having to set it down or risk it dropping off the transom while I take solar
panel readings etc.
BTW the solar panels
(Shell Solar) at 85 watts each, with a Sunkeeper controller are doing very nicely keeping 13.5 v. in the batteries. I still need a better way to feed them in, but for now, some small alligator clips to the house bank is working nicely. Ideas?
Bottom is painted, ready for day after Christmas
splash. New name on boat, and my wife is buffing and waxing the gelcoat
I've never had this much fun even on the BEST day in the office!