Thanks for the note. I will start my search again in the spring.
I want an inverter because I assume the entire system doesn't run on 12v.. maybe I am wrong on that one.. I am just learning.
As for balance and weight, etc.. we are not racers. We got a good deal on the J as our first boat. Worst case scenario we will sink it and go buy something else. (If that happens I will be sure to post the story here).
Best case scenario, it lasts us for the rest of our lives as our day sailor of convenience as the lake is about a 5 minute drive from our house.