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Re: 28ft full overhaul project
I am not sure that is a good idea. You are bringing gasoline (Petrol) into the cabin of a boat that is not set up for gasoline. When you have a gasoline engine, there is mandatory passive bilge venting, a electrical bilge blower, all switches are supposed to be sealed, you are supposed to run your bilge blower before igniting the stove and so on. But also, you will need a secure place to lash the genset on deck when you are using it where it will not get submerged, and where you can safely run comparatively large wires down below.
I also want to point out that charging off the propeller of the boat and wind generator may be dangerous on a small boat. To get enough force to produce a useful amount of power production the propeller should be a larger diameter (than normally required for the engine on a boat this size) and a three blade propeller. This results in a lot of drag. So does a wind generator. The added drag is not all that noticeable on a bigger boat, but small boats count on being able to accelerate to absorb the force of the wind, especially in a gust. Even small amounts of added drag can result in more significant keel angles and frequent knockdowns.
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