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post #8 of Old 08-09-2012
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Re: Smallest Diesel Generator Carrying Sailboat

pye, I'm sure someone must offer one but I've never seen or heard of it and wouldn't expect to find it on any used boat in that market. the problem is that the smallest diesel gensets tend to be 10,000 kilowatt in capacity, and most boats that size don't need, or have the room to spare, a genset that big.

Which also usually means a huge battery bank to match the genset, since most folks want to run whatever they have off the batteries, not the generator.

Running luxuries on a genset that way is more of a trawler thing. Not common on sailboats. So you are unlikely to find a boat equipped that way, but if you want to have a genset installed, your only limit is buying a boat big enough to carry it all.
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