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Old 02-26-2019, 01:32 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by BandB View Post
Wifey B: Please help me understand. Why the antipathy toward generators?
I can't speak for all. I think there is a spectrum of people.

I've noticed that there is a faction of the sailing crowd that doesn't want ANY combustion 'noisemaker' at all. Some tolerate the 'auxiliary' some strive to go engineless.

I think there is another faction that wants to avoid or reduce dependence on something that might introduce catastrophe in multiple systems should it fail. (electric stove, battery charger, fridge, freezer, AC).

For me, I am attempting to reduce run-time. To me, it occasionally becomes an inconvenient obligation. I don't like to run the generator unattended. I hate that I have to work my day around a morning and evening 'runtime'. I would like to reduce the duration of time that the generator needs to run to allow more flexibility in daily activities.
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