We are planning a 2-week cruise from Tacoma to the Desolation Sound area in our 290, which does not have a generator. Is a generator a necessity or is it a nice to have for the Desolation Sound area? Our stove is alcohol, not electric. And we carry a propane heater. We do have the option of carrying a Honda generator (yes I am very aware of the downsides of that setup). We used it for a San Juans trip a few years ago, but didn't take it for the last San Juans trip, since there were enough marinas with power within the San Juans. Every few days we would overnight at a marina for showers and charge the battery. So we didn't take it for our last San Juans trip and didn't miss it. Let me know what you think. Thanks!