Why would I do this? I have a dock at the bottom of a 75' cliff. I don't have any power there, and carrying a generator up and down 105 stairs when I need power is unpleasant. Now I can plug the generator in at the top and run whatever I need at the bottom. Tried it yesterday and it works fine. The GFCI outlet is probably excessive, since there is already one on the generator, but at 80% off...
I would like to run a lighting circuit off the outlet to my boat house so I can put some lights on it. Can I use UF cable for that (it will simply be exposed to the elements) or must I use do something more elaborate? I will rarely use it, so I don't want to put a lot of money into it.
Any major safety issues I am ignoring in the whole scheme?
The power company wants $2,000 to run power to a the top of the cliff; the breaker box and getting it down would all be my responsibility. That, and the $40 monthly minimum, make my alternative seem reasonable.