- I had never considered using a (diesel) generator
to heat water
the boat, but that's a very interesting line of thought. Keeping any diesel engine
loaded is important so I'll have to research
load control devices - I had never heard of them until now.
I love the battery charging
and the ability to shut off the unit after water
has been heated. When I had investigated highly efficient diesel
generators for electricity, running them for 10 hours (overnight) used a lot of fuel
(I seem to recall
the cost was $700-$1000/month for the most efficient models). Using them for a few hours would change the cost, fuel consumption
, etc. signifantly and make this a practical option again.
start and stop - I love it !! I think sleeping on the hook in cold weather
might just get easier
!! Thanks for the great tips !! If anyone has insight into any of these electronic devices, please feel free to share. Time for more Google research