This has been chock full of goodness! Thank you for the replies.
I do indeed plan on outfitting solar panels at some point down the road. I REALLY liked the way they worked, normally enough to power the fridge and keep the house batteries in good shape. The only time they did not keep up was when the prettier of the two of us left the inverter on, they have a pretty high parasitic load.
The decision on how to proceed is very cut-and-dried now.
And Zanshin...please do not bring up that you have a washer and dryer on the boat if we ever meet. My wife gets all wobbly kneed when she sees those