We met the morning sunrise after our first night on board while still at the dock.
Was able to use the boom to lift the generator and place on deck. Big day for sure. The boom and mast will definitely make it on the ‘must be serviceable’ list.
Sunset and coffee followed by Gin Rummy and Risk in the saloon.
After continued research on electrical characteristics onboard a boat, I have decided the generator (a standard portable job site generator) ‘jury rigged’ with neutral bonded, will not be a good idea at all and will be removing it and taking back to land.
We have decided that with the existing solar panel array and the addition of a 500 to 800 watt wind turbine generator, we can go with a pure sine wave inverter in the 3000 watt range to provide what AC power we need on board.