Thx guys for all the responses and input!
pascavone, I was thinking the same thing about the blower killing battery. I'm looking at 2000 b/c that seems to be the most popular and what most here are running and not having any issues running a/c. of course I understand from what i've read on here it's def a give and take. if running a/c, that's all that can be powered. a/c would have to be shut off if anything else needed to be used.
Thx JP and SP for the welcome. I have found some great ideas and info in the forums so far! JP, I haven't personally seen the 2000 run, but i watched a youtube video and it does seem very quiet and from what others on here have said, it is quiet. I'm sure the 1000 is a little more quiet, but seems I read in one of threads on here it wasn't enough to run a/c and just about evryone is running the 2000.
SP I def want to stay away from the boom factor
Ahhh, nice boat you had. I think my 2900 is the same boat, from what I understand they just renamed it? Well i'm looking at the portable gen just to get through rest of summer and boating seson and planned on looking at something like the westerbeke as winter project.