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Old 09-10-2016, 06:00 AM   #9
Roger Long
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City: Albany, NY
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Vessel Name: Gypsy Star
Vessel Model: Gulf Star 43
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Presuming we decide on generator replacement, what does this group think the best choice of generator make would be?

Now, here is a strange question from a naval architect? How many KW do we really need for this boat? I've done electrical load analysis and generator selection many times but it was a quarter century ago (after that I had "people" to do those things). Besides, I trust real world experience more than calculations on this kind of thing.

I'll be in a car for the next couple of days and need to get an approximate handle on this while negotiations may be going on. The boat is 43 feet long with two reverse cycle AC units, electric stove, separate refrigerator and freezer, and the usual stuff. We got by with an inverter on our last trawler, even with an AC only household fridge, so we are not big electrical consumers.
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