Under the heading of "Cheap but effective"
1. I have a deck
mounted box that "was" used to store 2 propane tanks
. Converted it by using cheap
house vent covers on all sides and painting the whole thing white.
2. I found a spark plug
fits the exhaust
pipe on the honda EU2000
if you find the right size tap. ( just tap it and screw it in )
3. I drilled out the inside of an old spark plug
after breaking out the ceramics.
4. I use an extended dryer hose to vent the exhaust
with high temp tape to form a good seal.
5. Use the ground the Honda
has on the front if you are going to use it for extended periods. ( If you don't ground your gen. the "back" current
will eat your drive shaft after it eats your zincs )
I was concerned about
1. Fresh air for the carb and cooling
2. Exhaust fumes close to the boat ( solved
from the exhaust. ( pretty much solved as the dryer hose seems to get rid of most of the rest of the noise
4. Back pressure from restricting the exhaust ( solved as the dryer hose seems to provide plenty of flow )
5. Starting air conditioners ( something like this
might work, I haven't had to use one yet )
If there is plenty of wind
like to run the dryer hose up the mizzen mast
to get the fumes away from everything, if not I dangle it in the water