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Old 01-22-2023, 05:41 PM   #6
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City: Between Oregon and Alaska
Vessel Name: Charlie Harper
Vessel Model: Wheeler Shipyard 83'
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 2,876
I have 2 generators I rarely use. In the past one ran when ever cruising or anchored.
But I put in a good inverter, dedicated battery bank, and extra alternators on the mains. Now I only use the generator at anchor and then only every 2-3 days. The mains keep the bank charged when cruising. So when I anchor, the bank is topped off. I have a big reefer, 2 freezers, induction cooking, incinerating toilets, tv, starlink, etc.

I live aboard, but if I was a weekend cruiser, I wouldn't need a generator.
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