You are asking for a mess. If you are cruising, you want to be free of marinas
, at least some of the time, and you can't stay in temperate waters all the time. An add-on generator
is likely to be gasoline, not diesel
, so you'll have to mount it outboard
for safety's sake. Same with fuel storage
. The electrical
demands keep going up. Are you willing to "camp," as opposed to living in comfort? I've seen cruisers with a 2KW genset and a line of gas cans lashed to the railings, but starting there? I don't think I'd buy a boat that did not have the equipment
I needed, in the hope that I could patch something together.