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post #10 of Old 10-10-2006
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The Honda 2000 would be your best bet BUT you'd better have a battery charger large enough to charge your bank without running the Honda all day. I have a 100 amp smart charger with mine. I would not get anything less than a 40 amp smart charger. A buddy of mine had a Honda 2000 but only a 20 amp charger and he wondered why his batteries were always down. With your usage and bank your batteries would be down 50% in two days. You have to remember that when you're at anchor you end up with about 35% of your battery bank available because that last 15% takes forever to pump back in and it's just not worthwhile. It's best to just use the top 50% before recharging. Longer battery life. With the Honda and a 40 amp charger you'll still be running it every day for at least a couple of hours.

Rick I
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