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Old 02-07-2019, 09:33 AM   #5
TF Site Team
City: Westerly, RI
Country: USA
Vessel Name: N/A
Vessel Model: 1999 Mainship 350 Trawler
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,881
We spent the entire summer of 2017 (April - October) on a mooring using nothing but a Honda 2K. We spent 28 days cruising in the summer of 2018 with the same Honda 2K.

Our LOA is 39 feet. It'll run everything, just not all at once. We run it for a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the evening. Top off the hotwater twice a day (unless it is a day underway when the engine takes care of it). We run the battery charger twice a day.

It'll even run the 5K A/C unit in the berths and head. (Not the 15K in the Salon). However, you do need to pick and choose what you run. You need to watch the amp draw on the AC side, and not exceed around 13 amps. This means hotwater heater, until it steps down, then battery charger. You'll have to learn to balance loads.
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