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Member Since 23 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Aug 29 2014 10:25 PM

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In Topic: Roving traders

28 August 2014 - 09:46 PM

I think you will just have to just go out there and see for yourself,We had 2-3 years just trying place's untill we found what works for us. go to shows and talk to the traders most of us don't bite (well not hard anyway).

Only sometimes laugh.png


Give them a proposed itineary........we did but it changes......often smile.png


Get yourself a FB page specifically for your business and a website to build on.


And good luck - see you out there sometime!

In Topic: Oh no

22 August 2014 - 08:30 PM


I was also impressed with the high tech signalling system employed at Fradley so you know where to aim your boat.

Actually that would come in well handy for me as I cant see the front of the boat................

In Topic: Best place to buy solar?

22 August 2014 - 08:02 PM

I found the options on solar panels and very confusing and spent months dithering.

However finally bought 2 x 100 watt panels from bestecoshop for £240. Bought 40amp mppt charge controller from sunstore for £165. So can add further panels if required. Also bought all cables and connectors from sunstore. Both companies brilliant to deal with. I also bought a remote for the charge controller so I could 'admire' the amps and battery state. I reckon I spent £550. It took me two days to install. And I am delighted with result.

Snap navstation.!!!  I would say all in all ours cost around that - same panels - same supplier.....we're delighted with them and plan to put an extra 100w on board next hopefully...........and the controller we now have we could if we had the space put another 300w on....simples!

In Topic: Best place to buy solar?

17 August 2014 - 08:02 PM

And a very good suggestion too but when he link was clicked on it came up with kits for £350 which was a bit different that which you paid, that's why we said a tad expensive.

I gave two links...........the bottom one was what we bought.  Conduit, junction box etc cost us an extra £20 tops

In Topic: Best place to buy solar?

17 August 2014 - 02:59 PM


The controllers look like PWM to me, and not MPPT. A 200W kit for £350 looks expensive to me.


I would expect to buy a 200W panel for about £100-£125.



Seconded, as I said pay no more than £1-00 per watt.

Well whatever we have 2 x 100w that cost us £119.95 each plus £1.99 next day delivery/been fitted and working for a second season now on a Tristar controller and have no grumbles about them. There was no isses with ordering or delivery.


I was offering up a suggestion thats all.