I use a Honda 2000i companion (has 30 amp plug) as a backup power source. At 
least until I get my solar up and running. The Honda is quiet and wind disturb 
neighbors in anchorage. I would Put the honda on the bow and not hear it in the 
cockpit. The 2000 will also power a hot water heater, or 1500 watt space 
heater. A friend uses a Honda 2000 at night to keep his wife's turtle warm on 
their Irwin 52. Don't ask. 

Doug Mountjoy Rebecca Leah LF39 POYC 

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-------- Original message --------From: Damian Greene via CnC-List 
<cnc-list@cnc-list.com> Date: 2/12/18  09:54  (GMT-08:00) To: C&C List 
<cnc-list@cnc-list.com> Cc: Damian Greene <damian.gre...@yahoo.com> Subject: 
Stus-List Portable generator question 
A question for your collective wisdom:
I am scoping out upgrading my stock 55A alternator to a 100A Balmar, and 
related upgrades to the controls. I had a very productive discussion with Rod 
Collins at Compass Marine (mainesail), and we worked out the details. 
Unfortunately he's booked out through the spring, so this job will wait until 
next winter.
So thinking then about keeping the batteries charged, and the fridge running on 
our long summer cruise - where we may go for weeks without access to shore 
power, I got wondering about using a portable generator to charge the batteries 
- as an alternative to many hours of running the diesel. There are a couple of 
Hondas that might do the trick 2000 Watt, weighing 47#, 1000 Watt weighing 29#.
Have any of you tried this? What could (would) go wrong if I plugged this 
generator into my inverter, to charge the batteries?
1986 Sabre 38 FreefallPreviously 1984 C&C 34 GhostBass Harbor, Maine

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