Quote Originally Posted by AJZimm View Post
Jim,

From personal experience, a small solar panel + companion battery will work just fine in the summer here in the Salish Sea and even up the Inside Passage where there is less sun, on average.

You'll get enough sunny days to charge the battery to tide you over the non-sunny days, to charge via USB, in my case, the VHF, an InReach, a point & shoot camera and an iPhone to talk to the InReach and the camera.

I have a Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel to go with a Goal Zero Venture 30 battery. VHF is an ICom IC-M25 (waterproof, floats, etc).
Now thinking that I may go this route. Any further thoughts on this combination? Any other suggestions?