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Diesel Generators 101

I was wondering if any of you old salts out there have a diesel generator on board. Please could you give me a course 101 in them. For example how do you use them to charge your batteries. ie going from AC to DC. What size generator did you choose and why. Which is the best generator Mase, Fisher Panda. What kind of fuel consumption do they have.

I sailed from Oz to South Africa and used wind, solar and engine alternator to recharge my boat. Now have a new boat that is seriously power hungry and apart from putting solar panels and wind generators all over the boat I was wondering if I should bite the bullet and just get a diesel generator, hoping to keep decks clear etc.

Many thanks in advance for your advice.
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