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Re: Smallest Diesel Generator Carrying Sailboat
I currently have a 4.5k on my 41 Gulfstar, but I am considering downsizing. I live in the northern Gulf Coast area and summers are hot here, and winters are cold for overnight stays, but we do get to have year round sailing. I thought I would be going cruising at some point so I bought a bigger boat, but now the cruising plans are not working out and I am trying to keep the 'bigger' boat feel for my wife. She likes the boat and does try to enjoying it, but to make her stay on a smaller boat with out the conveniences I have provided thus far would only make things worse for her. So, the compromise, a smaller boat with the same amenities, and I can single-hand more on my own. The bigger boat does require us both to operate and I think a smaller one would make outings more fun for her if she didn't have to worry about doing things - except being pretty.
That's the idea.