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Old 10-01-2019, 02:48 PM   #10
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City: Tauranga
Country: New Zealand
Vessel Name: Mahimahi
Vessel Model: Roger Hill Powercat
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 48
If the boat is set up to live off the batteries the shore power is simple, you just need it to run a battery charger.
Hz problem solved.
We had no generator on the sail cat, just big alternators and solar. I didn't want air conditioning and three small diesel engines seemed one too many. However running a 38hp diesel to charge the batteries is easier to justify than 120hp or 300hp on a trawler.
We also had a propane fridge but having a pilot light going the whole time plays on your mind. When it failed in Thailand we replaced it with another 12v
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