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Old 06-12-2013, 16:13   #46
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Re: Beneteau 45f5 for Circumnavigation

Originally Posted by Jimbo485 View Post
Just to show the OP how all cruisers vary, we are the opposite to those that insist you will need a generator. We don't have one and we have only a very small 6A alternator on one outboard.
Just time for a quick comment as I received an email on this.

Yes, everybody is different and has different needs. During the last refit we got rid of the propane onboard and put in induction cooktop. We never use an oven for cooking anyway so did away with it. And new microwave. And replaced the old Volvo genset with new 6 kW Cummins Onan generator. We use the generator for heating water while charging batteries with the inverter's charger. So we never run our propulsion engine just for heating water. We have only put in one reman propulsion engine and transmission in 30 years and the current one has 1,900 hours on it at 14 years old.

We refit many of these things after we sort of figured out what we'd like to have to make our lives more comfortable and convenient for long term liveaboard.

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