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Air Conditioning on A Sailboat? Yes, and It’s Battery Powered too!

March 15, 2018 68

Air Conditioning on a sailboat is a luxury. Especially when we’re at anchor and running everything off solar and battery power. …

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Amped Up – How We Charge Our Boat Batteries

February 1, 2018 46

Living off the grid on a sailboat is all about managing resources. And so many of our resources need electricity (like…

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Sailboat Tech – Lithium Batteries & Why We Chose Them

March 12, 2017 108

There is an old saying that batteries don’t die, they are killed.  Sadly, this is true and we are guilty as…

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Sailboat Solar – Series vs Parallel & Shading

July 5, 2016 112

We’re trying to decide on the right solar set up for our new-to-us catamaran. We’ve been told our sailboat solar install…

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How to Monitor Batteries – RV, Sailboat & Tiny Houses too

May 30, 2016 37

I’m going to be honest, you don’t need a Battery Monitoring Kit, but you will want one.  Your battery is like…

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RV Residential Refrigerator – How Much Power Does It Use

March 27, 2016 80

Deciding between a Residential Refrigerator or an RV “2-Way or 3-Way” Fridge in a motorhome is a no brainer…at first glance. But if you plan…

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Off The Grid – How RV Solar Works

February 28, 2016 69

We’re no “Solar Experts” but we practically have our PHD in Trial and Error.  When we take on a complicated subject, such…

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Off Grid Solar Powered RV Air Conditioning – Is it Possible?

February 17, 2016 146

Since we shared our very first RV solar video we’ve been asked the same question over and over:  Can I run…

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Flexible RV Solar Issues Revealed – Our One Year Review

April 12, 2015 83

We’ve had the flexible solar panels installed on our RV for a little over a year and we have some mixed…

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Top 10 Most Important Boondocking Gadgets

November 2, 2014 147

Wild Camping, Boondocking, Dry Camping, Dispersed Camping, Off The Cord…No matter what you want to call it we think being out in…