I am looking at DC options for our H25. I am going to rewire the entire boat (12/3 AWG Marine
Tinned Boat Cable) for all our lighting
. Since the lighting
will be LED all around and the stereo max current
draw is 10A the 12 AWG should be okay. I am also installing a new panel.
Moving forward, I have decided to go with a single
since our outboard
is a pull start and supplies nothing to the electrical system
. That said, I am looking at a solar battery
system and the one I looked at recently was the Coleman 18 Watt Solar Battery Charging Kit
(will get 10% off for military disc.), or would that be overkill? Should I look at something smaller and do I need the controller?
Has anyone had any experience with one of these or would you recommend something else? Remember, we are day sailors on a small lake and our evenings will be at the slip.