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I might want to put one on my boat if I ever get it this year.
I've seen one from honda that was small and pretty quiet but would only crank out 1000 watts which is barely enough to run a hair dryer or similiar stuff. I've heard some pretty quiet one buried in some RV's too. I was hoping to find something that I could install myself in an engine comp. of a single screw 27 footer that makes at least 2000 watts or enough to run one kitchen type appliance at a time. I figure it would be real handy for places like Putin Bay or the moot just for doing quick stuff, overnighting at Gull or something. The 5k watt kind like at home depot are noisy and probably over kill.

Anyone know of any that might fit this application?
 

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ok so what if its just stored there? and small enough to pull out and run on deck? would it need to be USCG approved? would it be legal to use it? I'm sure running it in the bilge it would need some kinda way to get the exhaust out.
 

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QUOTE(captstevo @ Mar 4 2004, 01:39 PM)look at the westerbeke line
Just checked and found a 3kW one (thier newest, smallest) for 4 around grand from a couple places online, wasn't looking fork out that much. Its just an idea at this point anyways. hmmmm...
 

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what kind of boat do you have?
a marine type generator is mounted in the bilge and usually water cooled,so you need a water intake installed thru the hull with a shutoff .and the exhaust plumbed thru hull, the fuel line with shutoff gets plumbed from the vessels fuel tank..
i would not store a "portable type generator in the bilge, as they have a vented fuel tank on them.... thats an accident waiting to happen! the fuel would not vent overboard, it would be down in the bilge, waiting for a spark!

unless you are looking for a free ride straight up
 

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QUOTE(captstevo @ Mar 4 2004, 02:05 PM)what kind of boat do you have?
a marine type generator is mounted in the bilge and usually water cooled,so you need a water intake installed thru the hull with a shutoff .and the exhaust plumbed thru hull, the fuel line with shutoff gets plumbed from the vessels fuel tank..
i would not store a "portable type generator in the bilge, as they have a vented fuel tank on them.... thats an accident waiting to happen! the fuel would not vent overboard, it would be down in the bilge, waiting for a spark!

unless you are looking for a free ride straight up
thanks for the warning. forgot about the vented gas cap thing. I dont have a boat yet, want to get my first one this year and this was just kind of a idea floating 'round in my head.
 

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When you're ready contact me for some info. Myself and 3crabs have picked up Kohlers pretty cheap and installed them ourselves. They use a honda motor and are considerably quiter than westerbeke's. For watts, amps=watts/volts so 4500 watts = 39amps. A/C, hair dryers, water heater are all about 10amps each, with more for startup on the A/C. I have seen peeps with gen.'s on the dock but their neighbors are pissed off.


Get the built in one, they're quite and safe.
 
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