I own a Sabre 36 foot sailboat, built in 1988. It had the original Westerbeke 50 amp alternator
and two group 31 deep cycle batteries.
For various reasons or more
electrical demands, I wanted to put more ooomph into the 12 volt DC system, add 110 volt AC capability, and be able to efficiently
charge the battery banks without the need to hook up to shore power.
Larry Liesner's name was given to me by local sources at the boatyard as the
"go to guy" with whom to plan the new electrical endeavor.
sat down with, and thanks to Larry, the boat has a three group 31 house and separate group 24 start 12 volt DC battery bank,
an 1800 watt 110 volt AC inverter, and a 125 amp alternator. Also, all associated wiring and switching for the entire system
and any contingency (emergency starting e.g.).
To say I was please
with Larry's end result is an understatement. Given the tight quarters, the installation of all the equipment is superbly
organized, executed in a neat and orderly fashion, and complete. Larry's work ethic and professionalism are excellent.
For upgrading electrical requirements in
a mid sized sailboat, this system works very well for me. And I certainly would have Larry do it on another boat.
From the deck of "WEST'S"STERN".