Originally Posted by Bay Pelican
8kw generator, basically not a large one, as the eastern Caribbean does not require air conditioning.
Master stateroom that gets ventilation at anchor, either a bow stateroom with a hatch or a Grand Banks type trawler with a hatch over the aft cabin.
Not sure I'd agree with those. While it's breezy down there. It's also hot often. So while some could live without A/C, many could not.
Plus there is as you mention the issue of good ventilation. While many trawlers may have it, there is the issue of security while getting it.
Many trawlers have windows and hatches you can open to get good cross ventilation. But then you have to deal with the issue of how do you go about keeping some one out of your boat, especially at night, while having everything open to the breeze?
An 8kw genset can handle 2 or even 3 A/C units plus some other light A/C loads as well. So you don't need a large Genset to be able to have on board A/C. Especially at night when you A/C loads would lower.