I think is a boat comes with a generator
, all is well and good, but I've got to agree installing one is an expensive proposition, and a heavy one.
The down side of the alternator aproach is efficiency, the Lundel alternator is a pretty basic thing and only gets 65% efficiency, and the batteries only give about 65% efficiency too, so you will burn more diesel
, and eat up engine
Running the engine like this you will NEVER get to the price
of installing a diesel generator
though, no mater how much you run it, so it is a good approach.
is getting cheaper, and supplementing your big alternator with solar panels
is a nice approach.