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Old 21-03-2014, 19:05   #91
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Re: DC Generator - The Smart Way to Go

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Oh sure, HondaHaters are out there, but how long are the storm cells you have been in? There is this technology called an Engine and Alternator to make power in conditions you can't use the trusty Honda. If you are anchored close enought to be annyed by a Honda 2000...then it's time for you to move...you anchored too close...
I rest my case ...
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Old 21-03-2014, 19:07   #92
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I rest my case ...
Generator case or Suit case....this is almost as much fun as making hot water at sunset pointing the Honda at the guy who just dropped anchor close enough to pass the cocktail...haha ha ...now that's funny....
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Old 21-03-2014, 20:01   #93
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... when, in point of fact, your are actually irritating the guy further downwind who was already there when you anchored but is resolving in future to avoid anchorages favoured by people who share your enthusiasm for hot water on tap and your disdain for peace and quiet.

You're right, this IS fun.
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Actually their wife has already been aboard to bum a fresh water shower, so we already met her while the crusty "we don't need no stinking water" salt stayed aboard to enjoy his solitude....
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Well I suppose that turn of events could have its compensations (speaking in the hypothetical third person)

That person could at least then fit his earplugs and/or play some Iron Butterfly ... (well, one Iron Butterfly)

Remind me what it was again, that stuffed things up in the garden of Eden?

Snakes bearing tales of hot water?
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Re: DC Generator - The Smart Way to Go

Regardless of the type of generator, portable or installed, there is a need to be considerate of others and not run them after sunset or too early in the morning. Same as with sound systems, loud partying in the cockpit late at night and yapping dogs left alone on board. Haven't we done this nose thread before?

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Hi Guys , just to update this thread I have adjusted my system somewhat.

I have now gone with a 600ah bank of Sinopoly LifePo4 batteries.

I sent the Regulator from the alternator back to Echo-Tech for a recalibration to suit the charge characteristics of the new batteries . These guys are great, they not only changed the set point of the charge cutoff but made it adjustable with a small potentiometer, excellent !!

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