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Old 03-02-2016, 10:26 AM   #8
koliver
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City: Saltspring Island
Country: BC, canada
Vessel Name: Retreat
Vessel Model: C&L 44
Join Date: Nov 2007
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Why put in AC power at all? Your systems don't need it, unless you are boating where Air Conditioning is absolutely a must have.

Our first cruising boat was about that size, a 30' sailboat, and we cruised it 11 years without any shore power/generator. Simply didn't bring aboard anything with a power cord. That included winter cruising, so I added a Dickinsen diesel heater. Battery charging was handled by the engine alternator. Keeps weight down too.
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