Solar Power Battery Charger for a Boat

Solar in an Irish winter? How to get a really good Solar Power Battery charger for boat, camper or RV, that works even in an Irish winter.

Setting up a solar power battery charger circuit for a boat or RV is easier than you think. A good Solar power battery bank that will work even in dull overcast weather can be done. And we’ll prove it. A correctly installed solar power battery bank setup is now a real option even in cold wet climates. You can use your solar power battery storage in any boat or RV. And if it works here in an Irish winter just think how well this solar setup will work in sunny weather. I used to think that a solar power battery charger for RV, boats or campers only worked in hot sunny countries, but now I know better. So follow along for a greener, quieter renewable energy source.

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Boating on the River Shannon – Carnadoe Lakes

If you go boating on the River Shannon you must visit the Carnadoe Lakes. The Carnadoe lakes are a tributary of the River Shannon and they’re often an overlooked beauty spot. The old limestone Carnadoe Quay is matched only by the old Stone Bridge. This bridge has a reasonably low air draft but air draft gauges on either side of the bridge will help. Do stock up on milk and supplies before heading to Carnadoe because there are no shops here. This is a wonderland that remains as unspoiled as it ever did. There is so much more to show in the Carnadoe Lakes that it will probably be another video in the future. We didn’t get to explore Kilglass mooring, the mountain river or indeed the Rockville Navigation. Oh, roll on the new boating season.

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The Secret Lake – Part One

This secret lake just off Lough Derg is probably not visited by many boats. That’s because it’s not on the majority of charts of the River Shannon. Also, it’s well off the navigation channel. On this voyage, we bring you with us as we explore deep into this lesser-known part of Lough Derg.

Shannon River Cruise to Garrykennedy on Lough Derg

This is our Shannon River cruise across Lough Derg to the beautiful village of Garrykennedy. Any River Shannon cruise will take in at least some lake or wide river portion. Really the River Shannon is a whole bunch of lakes joined together with river stretches!

Garrykennedy is probably one of the most popular moorings on Lough Derg. It’s a small village with two pubs, one of which has a traditional thatched roof and serves excellent food. Surprisingly there is no shop in Garrykennedy, there is however plenty atmosphere all of which lends a good feeling to the place.

Boating in Ireland – Out of Killaloe

When you go boating in Ireland you hope for weather like this. You don’t always get it but when you do everything looks so much better.

We head from Killaloe up onto the sprawling Lugh Derg and we need to dispose of some refuse we have accumulated, so we visit Mountshannon briefly to use the bins.

Then we take a look at Holy Island with the drone before mooring up in Dromaan Harbour.

Boating in Ireland – a Trip to Killaloe

I want to show you what boating in Ireland is like, the scenery, the waterways, the lakes rivers, and canals. This video shows a little bit of them all. I hope you like it and if you’re new to the channel, please Subscribe to get notification of our weekly videos. (Just click the red subscribe icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. Thanks

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River Shannon Boat trip to Dromineer

The wind is up, on Lough Derg. And we have a rough cruise across the lake in choppy water. Mar gets a bit upset but we eventually settle into a nice mooring in Dromaneer. The wind dies down and the local sailing club treats us to a demonstration of their skills.

Boat Trip on the River Shannon to Mountshannon

This is a lovely boat trip on the river Shannon to Mountshannon village, a lovely quiet village on the shores of Lough Derg. Mountshannon can boast a large and well-protected harbour with floating jetties as well as stone jetties.

The village has a cafe, two pubs and one serves good food if you fancy a nice meal out. There’s a basic shop in the local petrol station but Mountshannon’s charm is in buildings and its old world charm, and of course in its people too.

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River Shannon Boat trip to Terryglass

A great River Shannon boat trip is the run down river from Portumna to Terryglass. It takes in a little bit of river boating as well as a taste of lake boating as well. A day of River boating can sometimes be a bit cold this early in the season, but that in no way deters us and we cruise the River Shannon to Terryglass on the beautiful Lough Derg. Thanks for watching.

Cruise to River Shannon – Low Bridges & High Water

On this cruise to the River Shannon, we have to pass under some pretty low bridges. The Shannon Erne Waterway is in flood following the recent heavy rainfall. Our Cruise to the Shannon is not easy with low bridges and the River Shannon itself is also very high. The higher water level brings with it some unexpected problems, it’s not just the problems squeezing under the bridges, the likelihood of running aground is also much higher.


 

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Sacrificial Anode On Boats – Treating Rust Spots

Fitting Sacrificial Anode On Boats and treating rust with rust converters: This episode is all about maintaining below the water line. Different types of anodes, zinc, magnesium, and aluminum as how to use them to prevent corrosion.

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