Battery voltage when start generator

by Gary
(Punta Gorda)

I cruise on my 36 foot sailboat and have a Honda generator to charge my bank of four batteries. When I start the generator the charger panel says that the battery condition drops into the poor area even if it was in the good area. It soon goes into the medium zone until they are fully charged. If I stop the generator in the middle of charging it still takes the same hour and a quarter that it would normally take from the time I restart it. Is this normal?

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