Not to drag this out much further, power situations are very different depending on whether you are a "dock queen" or full time cruiser, then again whether you anchor
out most of the time or only occasionally. As with previous poster, we usually run our genset to charge batteries that accommodate our needs for a couple of days at anchor
, unless we need to run the reverse AC or watermaker
. Then we try to coordinate those heavy loads with recharging batteries. A cruising 60ft boat is not a megayacht that runs 4 generators non-stop. Needs like cooking
are best served with propane
. Domestic refrigerators running off 110V should be a no-no - they are power hogs that demand to be fed. As I started off, if the boat stays at the dock
mostly, then depending on power pedestals available, it can use as much power as available.
Lastly, regarding where to get work done on a 60ft (plus) boat, one overriding consideration in the Northeast is finding a yard with a big enough lift
to get it out of the water
. Once you get up to that size your options become more limited and prices go up!!