Solar for battery maintenance

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by b_arrington, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Knott Today

    Knott Today New Member

    8
    Aug 13, 2019
    260 Sundancer 2005
    350 Mag Br 3
    Raymarine C70
    350 Mag w Bravo 3
    Do you have any photos of how you ran through the cockpit and into the engine room...
     
  2. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Along the same lines. I am removing a rigid solar panel and controller from the Sabre. PO was on a mooring and used it to keep starting batteries up. We are never going back to a mooring so it’s coming off the cabin top. If anyone wants it drop me a pm and I’ll send the details.

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  3. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    457
    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/solar-array-install-on-89-268da.93837/
     
  4. radscoot

    radscoot Member

    33
    Nov 8, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Canada
    260 Sundancer, 2006,
    5.7 Merc/Bravo 111
    I ran the solar panel wires through the Arch to charge controller which was mounted on panel next to Battery switch. From there I ran 2 wires directly to the batteries. I ran them through hole where the main feeder wires go behind the Battery switch.
    I don’t have pictures but i can take some next time I’m at the Boat. It was fairly easy to run the wires.
     
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  5. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    457
    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    The parts I used to make my solar panel rack came from gemini marine products, there are a few options as far as configuring what you wand and their site is helpful I procurred my tubing locally . I did not find any other source for the concave perpendicular fork mountand I live in a major boating area. The order shipped quickly and arrived without issue even though i am out of country gemini.PNG
     
  6. Riptide III

    Riptide III Active Member

    534
    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC 250 Tohatsu
    :
    FB859D94-C55C-4586-B5E8-0A49799E6EB5.jpeg CF046B7F-A459-427E-A365-80E438CFF385.jpeg BC97D380-6C57-48AB-9D9C-BD7B95086319.jpeg 3063F97E-CAC7-44A2-8B54-419882C655D0.jpeg Did flexible solar panels this year. I’m on the hook every weekend for at least three days. Only run generator for hot water and blender.
     
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