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Old 10-24-2019, 07:49 PM   #67
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Vessel Name: Matilda
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Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
The trick is not to hook it up to the whole boat or use it like a marine genset.

There's tons of info out there...

I just plug a battery charger or single appliance at a time into mine...low chance of shock or stray current.

Been doing it on 2 boats for nearly 20 years with no ill effects.

I think psneeld has it here. Simple application. Small and efficient portable gas generator, run up on deck, for a few hours while awake and monitoring, with the basic shore power cable plugged in to run the charger, in the odd situation where necessary for longer stays on the hook.

There are a million “what ifs”, but none of those fit the profile the OP (me) posited.
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