Since we've bought the boat, the 29 kW generator has been troublesome. With clean Racors and strainers, it tends to die on us (especially when we have company aboard!). The techs are teasing that all out but we are reluctant to go on a long distance trip and lose the operation of the heads, ACs and appliances. We want to install a second generator but have found that a 24 kW weighs in at 1300 lbs with dimensions of 53.5" x 24.5" x 30". I imagine a crane would be required... Questions: 1. Has anyone else crossed this bridge? 2. To get it onto the boat, I guess we will have to open up something that's closed if the entry way into the engine room is < 24.5". (I'm not on the boat now to measure.) Any suggestions about where to start? Perhaps the Lazzarette? 3. Are there other alternatives to a second generator? THANK YOU!