I am installing a 6KW generator
in my Bavaria
Vision 46ft mono-hull and could use some guidance on placement location versus the generator
model. I have a location in the far aft compartment, offset to the starboard side that will fit a Northern Lights
6KW unit and still give me access to other accessories in this area (watermaker, master AC breakers, etc). This is my preferred location for noise
suppression, access for maintenance
, and a large enough area to accommodate the NL model. My only concern is any issue with boat balance in that location. The NL generator weighs 420lbs dry. The boat weighs about 29K lbs loaded.
My only other option is a location in the starboard lazarette which is all storage
on my two cabin
boat. This would still be offset to the starboard side, but would be about 6ft forward of the far aft location. It's a tougher spot for regular maintenance
access, but might help boat balance. The issue with this location is a max opening width of 19in that would push me to a Fisher
Panda 6.5KW model. I have read several threads about issues with older versions. I am not sure how much they have improved lately, and am nervous about this brand.
Not installing a generator isn't an option for us. How much should I worry about the boat balance? Do any of you have generators installed offset of centerline, fully aft? Do you notice any issues?
Thanks for your help!