Solar Panel Questions and Suggestions

This is the first question I’ve seen that asks what to do with excess energy… From George Anderson,¬ C387 Sunlife,¬ Gulfport Florida I am in the midst of some systems upgrades and improvements on my C387 and put this out to the group. I am definitely adding solar panels and Blue Sky MPPT controllers are my preference in part due to of all of their products I have purchase over the last two boats they ¬ have given not any problems, their customer service is great and they are made in the US in colorado. The wind generator a Rutland 1200 delivers¬ 3 phase AC¬ ( an advantage in having the ability to run smaller gauge wire for the arch to the controller )and comes with their own MPPT ¬ controller which is capable of handling an additional Solar input as well as quiet ( one of my dock mates

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Replacement Hot Water Heater

Has anyone replaced the original equipment Seaward 11 gallon hot water tank? If so, how hard was it removing the old one, and with what did you replace it? I think mine might be starting to corrode. Steve Klegman C380 #113 Folie A’ Deux We just replaced ours about two weeks ago. Seems like a lot of them are failing. It came out pretty easily. We disconnected the plumbing from the bottom of the sink and that made it pretty simple to get it out. We went with an eight gallon IsoTherm as a replacement. Seems to work great. Insulation appears to be much better than on the old Seaward. Good luck with it. Wayne Phillips C380 #67 Steve – we replaced ours 2 years ago with the exact same unit. It took a solid half day from start to finish. You have to totally empty the space beneath the

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