Originally Posted by rabend
Apparently not. It will run off a 3000 W inverter while underway.
The 8000 requires 1500 to 2000 watts to keep it running while underway so you'll need to have cruise gen or alternator capacity to keep it spinning while cruising. It takes about 35 minutes to get it up to full RPM drawing 3000 watts during this startup phase. This suggests the genset is running during the spool up time. Herein lies the advantage to active stabilizers, they are on and off at the push of a button and no high electric requirements.
How many hours on the genset and main engine, this is a tell regarding prior operation using genset to keep it going?