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Old 15-03-2010, 14:14   #31
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Good for you, Anjou!

You asked for advice, got it, and in the end found a cheaper way. I think only i2f mentioned the Honda gas generators and not as a complete non-inverter solution. If the 2.8 specs out for your needs, you have a cheap and easy solution plus a known reliable power source from which you can size and design the electrical system - make it easy to access and modify.

I still think you belong on a plastic sloop in the Caribbean. But, the Channel crossing canal boat sounds very cool. I’m sure we’d all (especially non-Europeans) like more details about this 50'x10'6" vessel. Also, you know, like when can we visit? Can we do the Rhine?
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Old 15-03-2010, 14:38   #32
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Im a big fan of diesels as most of you know already and I abuse them regularly....So Im a big fan of gen sets..
We have had one in our RV for 10 years..3800 hrs never misses a beat..have one in the boat..love it, time will tell rather it will take the same abuse I give all my diesels or not.

I passed up on a like new 6KW with 250 hours on it a couple years ago for 2700.00 as I just didn't really need it...it was a take out from one of our local fire departments trucks...

Keep your eyes and ears open..use a little imagination and scrounging ability...you can find decent gen sets for allot cheaper then you think...so its not the end of the world if one goes belly up either...shoot I just might rip mine out of the RV and stick it in the boat if I need a replacement...probably worth as much as the whole darn RV in this market..

To me the only reason to not have a gen set is the size of your boat..It doesn't make much sense in a sub 30 footer but once you hit 36 plus the room is there in most of them and the advantages as well.

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To me the only reason to not have a gen set is the size of your boat..It doesn't make much sense in a sub !
Fumes would be a problem in a sub
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Fumes would be a problem in a sub
Ha Ha funny guy you..
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