The harbor is about as crowded as it gets. The swinging moorings all go bump in the night when the wind
dies. I found an aerial
with the boats in it. If you want to see a somewhat neat landmark in the earlier link, while at 45 degree view, just go S-SW of the harbor and it's what we call the giant orange squeezer.
The lights are led and will be rarely used. Any stereo will be very modest in amperage and connected via mp3 player so no loss from a CD player. And at most 1-2 flush with an electric
toilet. That will be the typical usage.
Yes, I know it is going to be rough on the engine. Starting will be one of the first things to do after getting on the boat and I will have to keep it running a bit after the sails
are up. About 50% of the time we sail to the slip, but I may have to run the engine, especially if the toilet was flushed. I'll certainly have to run it more than the current
22' boat with an outboard
which probably only gets at most 1-2 hours a year. It will be interesting if I even put 10 hours on the engine in a year. In 20-30 years, just be weary about buying
a C275 with only 200-300 hours. Looks like solar is really my best option or just have disposable batteries.
For the batteries, I may not be able to go with a Trojan because I think they are too high as the wing nuts are on top of the terminals. I really need to keep the house battery less than 9.5" in height including terminals, so this limits my selection. I'll probably just keep the Exide for now and replace in a couple of years. For the starter, I think I may be able to place an Interstate group 78 (7.375" height) with side posts under the rear bunk.
Hopefully, my link above doesn't cause this to go to the moderator again.