Originally Posted by fiya79
Depends on how you use it. If you plan to let it run every time you get a splash you will kill it quickly. But if you only turn it on for a MAJOR rapid without a pool below it will see little use. Expect to MOSTLY bucket and rely on the power in the few cases it mught make a difference.
Yes, that's kinda the thought. I ran this boat through the Yampa at 12,000, had a little bailing in warm springs, and again in split mtn gorge. but mostly she was dry, and I was not running sneak lines. never more than 3" of water in the boat.
For ankle-wash, I plan to just use the hand bilge pump.
a waterproof panel will charge continuously, but the pump won't be on automatically, in case of flip and continuous drawdown.
28 AH yields ~3 hours of pump use with a full battery.