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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:40 am 
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I just finished up this install over the weekend. This system matched with the 10watt Instapark Solar Panel and will ensure you have power for extended periods of time while out on the water.

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http://www.kayaksailingmagazine.com/index.php/en/kayak-sailing-101/articles/diy-do-it-yourself/hobie-tandem-island-installation-of-12v-battery-system.html

~Butch


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:34 pm 
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Looks pretty good Butch! What kind of batter bank do you have?

Trip Smith


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:30 pm 
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It is a sealed-cell 8ah battery. I went with the combo kit by Instapark for both the panel and the controller.

~Butch


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:54 pm 
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Hi guys
I also made my own solarpanel for keeping gps and fishfinder alive at longer trips.
i endup doing new front hatch. Inside the kayak i have 12v output and swiches for the gps, lights.. Works great for loading my phone. Il post i picture of it ones i know how :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:03 am 
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Heres one pic from last years trip to lake inari Finland. You can see the new solarpanel front hatch. :)
I can take better pictures of it if someone needs.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:34 pm 
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impressive!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:44 pm 
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Heres another picture. I made the new hatch from fiberclass and cover it plexiclass. Quite a big work since i never done anything with fiberclass, but im happy with the result.

-Shifty


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