Do You Need A Generator?

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


A few weeks ago, Chris and Eric, both engineers and sailors with deep experience and lots of technical smarts, got into an interesting discussion about diesel generators and when it makes sense to install one. I highly recommend reading that thread full of useful information. I did, and it got me thinking…

As a voyager who has had a generator for the past 20 years, it suddenly struck me that for most usage profiles, the decision, generator or not, is an amazingly simple one.

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