At the risk of sounding like a safety
Nazi, there is an important consideration with a generator on a 25' boat.
I am sure no one would run it in the companionway
, but when I went to figure out where to put one on my boat I could not find a single
location onboard that could not fill the cabin
with carbon monoxide under the right circumstances.
About the only thing I could come up with was putting the gen in the dink, and then only if the dink was anchored away from the boat. I know this sounds extreme, but keep in mind that you don't have to smell the exhaust
for it to kill you.
Just ask a whole bunch of folks who almost survived hurricanes.
FWIW, I wound up going with a solar panel from these folks;
Link to Alt Energy store, kinda a hippie outfit but really good prices on solar stuff