Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-07-2014, 08:44   #16
Registered User
 
J Clark H356's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Grand Rivers, KY
Boat: Hunter 2003 356 - Persistence
Posts: 505
How big a generator?

Quote:
Originally Posted by J Clark H356 View Post
Attachment 85131Attachment 85132Attachment 85133

Here are the photo of my Northern Lights 5kw generator. It is in the port lazarette and I had a custom sound enclosure made.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
This is the custom sound enclosure I had made. I have 65 decibels in the cockpit.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1405608222.184993.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	181.8 KB
ID:	85134


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
J Clark H356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2014, 12:01   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Sydney
Posts: 197
Re: How big a generator?

Very nice

I never thought of using a soft cover for soundproofing, but it is a good idea.
__________________

__________________
Moonos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2014, 12:15   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 4,867
Re: How big a generator?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailinglegend View Post
If you have a Mastervolt or a Victron charger/inverter with 'power assist mode' then the generator size can be very much smaller as the extra power for a fraction of a second at startup comes from the batteries not the generator. It could possibly be cheaper to change your shore power charger than buy a generator that is much larger than you really need.

See the Victron website for some very good documentation.
Have these come down substantially in price?

I looked at them a couple years back and for the cost, there was no savings to be had.
__________________
valhalla360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2014, 21:46   #19
Registered User
 
J Clark H356's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Grand Rivers, KY
Boat: Hunter 2003 356 - Persistence
Posts: 505
How big a generator?

Moonos:

The company that made my soft cover was in S Fl in 04 when I had them make it. I have lost their contact info. A mechanic at Turner Marine in Mobile said he had seen several like mine. I suppose someone is still making them. They are made out of lead lined material like radiologist use. Works really well. You have to put the frame in, then figure out where all the hoses, wires etc. need to pass through, send them a template and they make it up.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
J Clark H356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
generator

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Going Solo - How Big Is Too Big? hoppy Monohull Sailboats 42 23-08-2016 17:16
How Big Is Too Big to Singlehand ? kcmarcet General Sailing Forum 29 01-06-2014 18:24
How Big Is Big Enough for Anchoring on the Bay of Fundy? OrangeCrush Monohull Sailboats 9 17-09-2009 10:43
How big is too big? Capnlindy General Sailing Forum 98 04-06-2007 08:14
my big, big, plan faithful Meets & Greets 1 17-10-2004 15:28



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:39.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.