Small Solar Blanket Advice

Hey all

 
I am looking for a cost effective solar blanket for topping up the boat batteries after a day out or powering a fridge during the day when camping etc. My boat faces north at home so want something that will sit inside the windscreen and the Itechworld 100W or Kings 120W solar blanket seems to fit the bill and the price I want to pay ($150-200). BCF sell an XTM version but it is not water resistant.
 
Has anyone had any experience with the above two or could suggest an alternate model of solar blanket?
 
Cheers JF
 
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 I've got the 200W iTechworld

Tue, 2022-09-20 14:36

 I've got the 200W iTechworld blanket for my boat and it's great. Charges well even on cloudy days. I've found their stuff and their after-sales service to be very good. I imagine the 100W blanket would be just as good.

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Cheers mate. I grabbed one so

Thu, 2022-09-22 06:32

Cheers mate. I grabbed one so we'll see how it goes

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 I got one of these for my

Fri, 2022-09-23 04:26

 I got one of these for my tag along trailer to charge the battery up for the ramps. It sat on the top of trailer in the Pilbara and I left it out in kinds of weather for two and half years  It was run over twice that I know off with my 4.5tonne posi track and still worked. 

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 I tried a couple of

Tue, 2022-09-20 17:49

 I tried a couple of different solar blankets and they work just fine UNTIL they get wet.

A flexible or better still a ridgid panel is a much better option on a boat.

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 Do they stuff up when wet

Wed, 2022-09-21 11:42

 Do they stuff up when wet Trout? A blanket works well for me because I get it out of the way a lot of the time.

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