I've been excited all day and trying to find a LED that will fit the existing fitting. So far not good but I have a couple of leads. I have learnt they are not a budget
fitting but I can live with it for the power savings alone. I'd never do it at home which just goes to prove the anchor
wench right, the boat get what the boat needs and the house is forgotten. I can't see her problem, strange things females.
Also if I do change fittings they are a lot better slippery profile, another 0.00001 knot
maybe. I'll take anything for my 20 yo boat which is still in 'Class' legal
condition i.e. no turboing.
They put me in with the lightweight hot rods some of which are brand new. I tried to change classes
thinking we'll get trashed but we're currently 3rd in the series and it's going into the longer legs were we will be a lot more comfortable so can push longer. A series of 2 handed distance races. A 50 miler then a 60 then a 100 then a 250 then around the north island approx 1200 miles. The 100 is next and the 1200 is the one I need to look at the power for.
The LED nav light solves the issue, nice. Damn glad I asked you lot and thank you.
I sussed some solar panels
, 63W with a short circuit current
or some name close to that of 3.6 Amps. I'm guessing that is the max output into the battery
less a tad for wire and regulator
. I'm thinking work on half that number as realistic. A 80W had 4.8A but they are big. Being conservative 5 hours a day at 2.4A is 12 Ahrs or about what I'll use.
The 25watt rule
is in the international sailing race
rules. The actual race
uses Int Col Regs at night but race organisers often bump them up for certain reasons. My current
light is massively bright. Under it all night would nearly give you sunburn.
Hoping for a better LED day tomorrow.