I moved on board a 40 ft trimaran
over one year ago with my partner Christine and I love the life.
However having ice in our drinks (sundowners) and a decent size fridge and freezer
are necessarities at this time in our lives.
We are at a marina (with shore power) for the time being but want to set off cruising for long periods.
I have set the boat
up with 600 amp hr AGM batteries
and a 13 hp Honda
driving a 200 amp 12 volt alternator
for battery charging
and an Inverter
(which recently failed) etc.
I am not completly happy with the arrangement.
I recenly borrowed a Yamaha 1kva 240 volt generator
(when my Inverter
It was much quieter than my Honda
system but had to be run for very long periods of time but was only really "working' when the fridge or freezer
I realised that an electric
start auto demand small generator
would be the perfect answer to power requirements on a small boat
No large battery
bank, No inverter, with less things to go wrong.
Does anyone make such a thing as a electric
start auto demand small generator or would it be possible to make such a system.