I didn't want to hijack the thread that just started on batteries ( I am really excited to see the posts on that subject) so I will start this one on inverters. I know I need to carefully size my system, but my question revolves around simplicity and reliability. For those of you that run an inverter on your boat, what system do you use, how easy was it to install, how trouble-free has it been, and what would you buy today for your boat if you were going to do it again? I know some of this has been discussed in the old forum, but for me being new, I would like to hear current thinking. Price is always a consideration, so if you are the type that always buys the very best, humor me and pretend you are like me, a blue collar guy that wants to be able to afford a few beers on the weekend and has to save some pennies to get that done