|Vessel Make/Model:||38' Northwest|
|Crew:||Murray & Cindy Omundson|
|About:||Murray; 61 retired Carpenter,living the dream. Cindy; 45 Employed Construction Project Engineer|
I've been looking hard at AGM batteries to replace the old UPS batteries I have on the boat now. They will only take a partial charge and will not run the watermaker without running the engine. I want to add another solar cell to help recharge the batteries passively. I am going to attempt to construct a solar tracking unit for the cells. I am hoping with the consistency of the winter North wind that I can set the azmuth of the panels and adjust the angle of the passing sun. I have now 150 watts that are stationary and if I increase that by 100/150 watts and get better performance that may bring the needed ampacity. Can't wait to return in Oct.