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Who is the New Player? The Xantrex Freedom

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There is no question that the inverter /charger combination is one of the best ideas in quite some time when it comes to off grid or renewable energy systems.  When they were first introduced to the market as with any innovation there is a bit of resistance by existing technology users but the inverter/chargers in a single enclosure introduced by Victron, Magnum and Xantrexhave become very popular items in all kinds of off grid applications for houses, boats, oil rigs and RVs.Having both components in one enclosure saves a lot of space and makes installation much simpler.   Since the inverter...

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How Convenient is my e-bike on My Sailboat ?

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  I’ve been living on a sailboat for over a decade and mobility whenever I travel has always been an issue. If I only had a way to move quickly and without physical energy I could save a ton of time and get to do more while I travel. I’ve owned typical foldable bikes in the past, but it is physically demanding, and I have to confess that although I stay in shape I don’t want to spend so much energy just getting to the grocery store or just getting to the marina office so a few months ago I...

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Benefits of a Sea Anchor

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Many mariners have first hand knowledge of what many problems can arise when at sea. Mechanical breakdowns, storms, sea sickness, sleep deprivation, and exhaustion both physical and mental are possibilities in almost every voyage. Most people that take to sea realize that it is not a matter of IF some of these things will happen but rather WHEN they will happen. Having a sea anchor onboard and using it when it’s needed will not guarantee your survival, but it will increase your chances by a fair amount. A Sea anchor looks like a parachute and it opens once in the...

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Benefits of An Inverter/ Charger combination on a Boat or RV

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An inverter’s function is to turn (DC) Power from the batteries into (AC) power which is required by most computers, TVs, microwaves, blenders, water makers, vacuum cleaners and many other household items that make our life a bit more comfortable whether on land or at sea.  Once you are off the grid then you must rely on the stored (DC) power in your battery bank which can power all your (DC) power equipment but if you need to power any (AC) equipment or appliances you must use an inverter.   You also need a charger for the times when you are...

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Why is the Lofrans Tigres Anchor Windlass so Popular?

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The Lofrans Tigres is a powerful electric anchor windlass with its motor rated at 1500 Watts and a rated lifting power of 2300 lbs. It is extremely durable because it is built out of marine grade aluminum alloy designed to withstand the harsh marine environment. The Tigres is a horizontal anchor windlass which is a great option when below deck space is limited. The series-wound motor and oil lubricated gearbox are all mounted on the windlass deck, making installation extremely simple. (click on the image below for specs and price)     The Tigres has a top mounting snubbing cleat...

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