Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-03-2011, 06:56   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Mills, WI
Boat: O'Day 39
Posts: 160
Propane generator for back up???

I'm setting up a 40 foot boat for cruising the great lakes , east coast and on to the Bahamas. The boat has a 400 watt AirX marine wind generator. We intend to stay out of the marinas as much as possible. I have a few questions:
Is the air x any good? It came with the boat. Should I replace it?

I have a small 2000 watt propane generator I use to power tools to work on the boat as it is on the hard. I'm thinking of using it as a backup power source when the time comes when we leave something on all night and drain all batteries. (hey.. we're new at this , it's going to happen)
I would not hook it up permanently just stow it and dig it out when needed. I'd run it on the deck off our propane supply for our stove and BBQ.
Next question, It's not going to like the salt and humidity, Anyone know how best to protect it?
tsl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2011, 09:22   #2
Registered User
Unicorn Dreams's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Clear Lake Marine Services - Seabrook, Texas
Boat: Gulfstar, Mark II Ketch, 43'
Posts: 2,359
Re: Propane generator for back up???

A lot of us carry the Honda 2000 watt generators on board/ We will let ours run out of gas and leave it on deck to air out.

Propane generators usually get good fuel consumption, burn clean, and engine stays cleaner on the inside. I have a 7.5 Kw Kohler propane generator pn our Motor home, you just have to watch the hour meter to do oil changes as the oil doesn't really change color.
Using it on deck will not be a problem...
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
Unicorn Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Generator vs Inverter Generator (Genset) Jon4399 Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30 11-01-2011 09:13
Portable Generator vs Solar Panels or Wind Generator Sweet As Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 120 16-09-2010 18:27
Propane-Powered Generator countrybimm Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22 09-07-2010 08:37
Portable Generator as Back-Up S/VSkylark Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 5 30-11-2009 15:21

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:19.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.