10 Tips To Buy And Install A Liveaboard’s Alternator

Chapter 4 of 12 in the Online Book Battery Installation & Maintenance (Second Edition)

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Alternators For Liveaboards Are Different

Before we start, the key thing to understand is that an alternator that is adequate for a boat that is used for weekending and occasional cruises of a few weeks’ duration most likely won’t be able to handle the demands placed on it by full-time liveaboard offshore cruising.

So let’s look at what a real cruiser’s alternator is, and how to install it.


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