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Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat

Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat

This is a short guide to installing flexible solar panels to a narrowboat. Background I’ve lived on my boat for 2 years. When I first started, I was located in a Marina. Everything was laid on, showers, water, electrical hook-up. It reminded me of a high-rise flat for boats. After my boat was painted, I took it up on a journey to the most Northern and Southern reaches of the UK canal system. It was called Bonnie Journey, in the…

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Adding to narrowboat battery bank

Adding to narrowboat battery bank

Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve been planning to upgrade the electrics of Bonnie Lady narrowboat. One of the first jobs has been to add to the battery bank Battery Bank Is a collection of batteries which feed the boat and all the appliances on it. Currently, we have 2 AGM 120ah leisure batteries in the bank. (There’s a starter battery, since none of the appliances run off this, I’ve not included it. It starts the engine….

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ABS Review – Leisure batteries for a narrowboat

ABS Review – Leisure batteries for a narrowboat

The story…. Purchased these batteries on the 1st May, 2016, most specifically because of their ‘3 year warranty’, (which has now risen to 4!). Great deal for £70 each, you would think. Here’s the bumf I read before buying the batteries for my narrowboat. A 4 year warranty! No ‘huge demand’ appliances, such as heater or large wattage equipment. My 35w fridge and a few 20w lights and the occasional 32w TV would be fine, you’d think….. It’s not the…

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