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Electric system, total beginner

Bonjour, I plan to put a battery and have it maintained with a solar panel. I understand that  + goes to + an - goes to -, but am I correct…

Started by Éric Bouvéron

9 May 23, 2018
Reply by Andy Best-Dunkley

new 'Pod' idea for the Tiki 31

For any interested parties -- I have decided to change my approach regarding a Deck Pod for my Tiki 3. After attending the Florida Keys WHA…

Started by Thom delForge

1 Feb 4, 2018
Reply by Pieter

A simple electrical system tiki 26

Firstly, is there such a thing? I hope to do the wiring soon as the boat approaches its launch date.I plan to use two 6volt trojan batterie…

Started by paul anderson

29 Jan 5, 2018
Reply by Alfred Archibald Linthorne

Tiki 26 solar pannel

A 100X40cm  solar pannel.  Where can i put it on my tiki 26

Started by adriano meis

3 Aug 30, 2017
Reply by adriano meis

Tiki 21 Navigation Lights

Nav lights on a Tiki 21 are not easy as you will find most options require an electrical system. The alternative is battery powered. Most o…

Started by Ian Bamsey

4 Feb 6, 2017
Reply by Ian Bamsey

Wire Runs

We cut PVC tubes in half and fillet them onto various places to protect wiring. This works very well. We also now glue PVC stubs onto the h…

Started by boatsmith

8 Dec 5, 2015
Reply by dennis schneider

powering my new windlass

Just purchased my new HRC 10-10 Maxwell windlass. It has a 135amp circuit breaker and a 1200w motor. Back not going to be happy  manning in…

Started by Brett Parker

8 Oct 21, 2015
Reply by Brett Parker

Power management aboard

Hey folks, I think it would be a good topic if we all shared what electrical charging and management systems works well for you and your ne…

Started by Rory McDougall

29 Oct 9, 2015
Reply by boatsmith

Multipule Power Sources

A charge controller maintains the battery's charge when supplied by solar cells.  What complications are introduced when an alternate power…

Started by Don Squier

7 Apr 29, 2014
Reply by Don Squier


We have had unseasonal rain here on the east coast of oz which has me wondering about the sun.As my build nears it's completion I need to l…

Started by paul anderson

14 Mar 27, 2014
Reply by Galway Bay


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