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post #5 of Old 12-17-2011
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Interesting that your main generates a faster charge than the genset. That has never been my experience. For us, while we don't use the air conditioning much when away from the dock, it is a very welcome respite from time to time. Crazy humid, long, tired day, everything feels damp and 15 mins later all is better. We also have an electric water heater and a nice hot shower is the best at the end of a sweaty day. I hate taking a shower and starting to sweat again while drying off. I run the AC in the aft cabin for that too. We also use the genset to charge cell phones, iPads, etc. You may be free of these chains.

Finally, our genset is so quiet, you can hardly hear it from some parts of the boat and can whisper if you are standing right atop of it. Not so with the main running.

I can't see why you would pull it out, if already have one.

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