FYI, I read that the best boat crew would be 5ft tall, arms about 6 ft and super thin, two thumbs on each hand double jointed, and magnetic fingertips. Silent of course. Just saying, any aliens available?
That is an incredible video!!! I would have freaked watching that generator going out while the boat is moving at the same time. Wow. I do fail to understand why they didn't have the new generator ready to put back at the same lift out. It's not like haul out is cheap, and I"m sure they charged you both times :-(((
I was just reading Nigel Calder yesterday who suggested that for most loads except AC, it was best and more $$$$ effective to use the inverter instead. I THINK that's what I understood. Id love to hear your input.
There was a lot of potential work to do between removal and installation to get the bay ready for the new genset (cleaning, new mount to be built, fittings, etc) ... they would have had to block us and keep us there while that was attended to (more costs, and no AC while on the hard). It was easier to return to our nearby slip and be in comfort... where we also had our living room remodeling going on too with our carpenter. Haul-out was cheap in comparison to the alternatives :)
We have long given the same advice - it is silly to run a generator for small loads like charging a laptop or making coffee.
As for why we needed to haul twice - we weren't certain how much time would be needed for any repairs or prep work once the old generator came out. Considering the cost of reserving the lift and crane, it didn't make any sense to keep them on standby for potentially hours.
I just started watching your channel and love it! I as well have a Bayliner..mine is only a 21 footer but I love it. I live in the midwest and just boat in lakes but I dream of a big boat in crystal clear waters!
Very very very smart purchase!!! That 12.5 was WAY too big for your needs, and you are correct in saying that generators should be ran at load. 60% load is a good starting point. Personally, I would have gone with a similar size genny, and upgraded electrical loads. Led lights, efficient refers, 3M solar film on windows, etc is a better use for your money.
Thanks for another great video.
Technomadia I ran 28k worth of ac in a camper on 5kw, but i couldn't run the microwave at the same time, so I'm sure you'll run into something similar as you noted in the video. There really is no sense in running the oven, stove, 3 ac, etc all at the same time.
I meant to ask what is your fuel consumption rate per hour while typical cruising and running the genset?
Nice Job! Great to see pros at work. Your generator job cost more than my whole 6 month sailing season budget -including the cost of my boat. However, I'm pretty minimalistic and won't have your level of comfort. Same views though. Love seeing the Bridge of Lions in the background. Keep up the good work!
Change out looked well done and I'm sure you will be happy about your decision due to fuel savings and dependability. It sounds a lot quieter than the old one. It may not have been a good choice if you were planning to sell the boat, but since you plan to have it for a long time, I think you made the right choice. Happy sailing.
Hey! I'm a new sub and find you guys very pleasant to listen too! I live in Washington State on an island in the San Juans, I'm just about to start school in the fall for marine technology. Looking forward to learning from your channel what it is like to live aboard a boat in this day and age. Great job of reveling cost, this is often overlooked by many.
Couple of questions. Not criticizing, I know you must of had reasons. I’m just curious as I plan to follow your footsteps in about a year or two.
Didn’t look like you took an opportunity for a fast bottom inspection while hauled out?
Why two haul out. Seems like would’ve put the removal off until the new generator and sound shield were on the dock and ready to go?
We actually did inspect during both haul outs (even did had a pressure wash) - and remember, we had just spent 5 weeks on the hard in Miami. Also, lots of prep in between to prepare the new generator for install - had to take out a lot of tubing, do some re-wiring, installed a new floor and do a lot of clean-up. Wasn't practical to do it in the yard - as it took several days.
Oh how I know that :) having had to feed both a 65 & 90C Hatteras I have a very close family member that makes my old 90C Hatteras tiny. It is nice to see someone that gets to enjoy it. I sold mine a few years ago, I still have a day boat but it is trailerable.
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