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Old 17-07-2014, 15:46   #16
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We've seen a number of gensets used on the boat's stern. Am I understanding you correctly that you think that is unsafe? Thanks for the answer.

Ann

On mine it seems to be, now I think you can put up with 30 PPM of CO for a long time, I don't think it will kill you, but I assume it can't be good for you.
We had every hatch and window closed, the hatch boards do have a little clearance at the top, about .25".
CO sensor was on the Nav desk.
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Old 17-07-2014, 16:27   #17
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Re: Running the Honda's

The stacked exhaust is not a practical solution for sailboats but here is a link to an article looking at generator exhaust and houseboats. The also looked a the CO levels with the exhaust in different locations as well as giving some standards for CO exposure levels. Their conclusion was that the stacked exhaust was the only acceptable solution.


http://www.asse.org/professionalsafe...1/041103as.pdf
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Re: Running the Honda's

Interesting information. I have been considering solar for keeping my batteries topped off in the day, but have considered where to get power for night time...or when I want to run something on the AC side. Generator seems to be the only option. Been trying to figure out how to run the exhaust. Lots of good thinking material in this thread.
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If I were to do it again, I would have gone with a Nextgen or other built in generator at more than twice the price but the portables were to get me by until I can finish outfitting the boat for cruising, with Solar being what I want to end up with. Goal is to have a Honda as a back-up only.
They are actually quite a hassle, hauling them into and out of the lazarette and now down the swim ladder into the Dinghy, plus they are only useable at anchor really limits their usefulness. I've rigged a hose for them to draw fuel from the dinghy's fuel tank is the only up-side.
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