Our old generator works but it made sense to get it serviced before we set off as its a pretty useful bit of kit. Getting it to the manufacturer involved a 6:1 pulley system, two fork lift trucks and drive to the New Forest. A few days later we get a phone call to be asked “do you know this generator is 25 years old?”
So to cut a long story short, getting the old one serviced was silly money, to buy a new one was silly money plus a (large) bit. So we now have a new generator. Thanks to Martin at Hull Marina, it’s now on the boat waiting to be plumbed in.