Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
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Re: generator a good idea?
What do you need power for if you're just going out once in awhile.
For light at anchor you can use candles and oil lamps.very cozy. A small Flashlight if you need to look for something.
refrigeration. I have it, but I load up on ice and the refer goes off when engine is off.
TV...DVD, computer?..pretty low power draws..just don't run down your starting battery
So other than the anchor light.. the water pump might be your biggest draw, and that doesn't run much.
If I'm anchored I typically turn everything off. If I need to charge the batteries, I'll run the engine. I would add a small solar panel before I carried a generator.. unless you're going out for extended periods of time.
Cons...gas, fumes, noise!