Cruisers Forum

  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 19-04-2010, 20:47   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Boat: Will be a 50' Cat
Posts: 382
Dumb Electrical Question

Hi All,

How likely is it that a 2010 FP Orana CAT would have an inverter for the house batteries so that you would have 110v service while sailing ? Is this pretty much standard on larger CATs ? It will have a Generator, but was hoping I would not have to run that all the time in order to power a PC, Toaster or the like... I will be chartering one of these on Cheasapeake this summer... just wondering... Help !

Many Thanks !!
capcook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2010, 08:25   #2
Registered User
henryv's Avatar

Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ontario
Boat: PDQ32
Posts: 264
You can put an inverter on any boat and will be present on most larger boats however if you have significant loads like a toaster you will draw down your batteries at a fast rate. For running a PC you are better off getting a DC plug in charger as it will be more efficient than using an inverter.
henryv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2010, 08:40   #3
Long Range Cruiser
MarkJ's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,822
Images: 25
We use a small inverter that does about 150 watts from the cigarette lighter socket. Its made for cars to recharge computers etc.

Works everything we need. We dont have a toaster.. they draw a bit. But works my soldering iron, all camera batteries etc etc.

Don't go buy an expensive one unleass you really need it. Mine was about $50

Notes on a Circumnavigation.

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2010, 11:56   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tampa fl
Boat: Alura 30
Posts: 593
This question is for Scott.
I just had to replace the starting solenoid on the generator and noticed that there was a lot of rust on the back of the unit,probably the the exaust system,so my question is how long is the warranty on the nextgen unit? Thanks.
jean1146 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2010, 12:36   #5
Registered User
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nicholasville, Kentucky
Boat: 15 foot Canoe
Posts: 14,191
Aloha Captain Cook,
I would think that it is very likely it will have an inverter. A call to the chartering company will confirm it though.
kind regards,
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2010, 09:03   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Cocoa, Florida
Boat: Mahe, 36' "Oceanview"
Posts: 631
Warranty is up. Check the exhaust mixer to see if it is leaking. Also do you see any salt in the bottom of the enclosure? If you do then you have a rotting Exhaust mixer. Mine actually blew apart in the Exumas (the can broke away at the weld to the pipe that goes to the exhaust on the engine). You don't want that to happen because you will introduce salt water into the cylinder and blow the motor, which is what happened to me. I had to pull the motor and send it back to NextGen to have it rebuilt ($1200!!). To replace the exhaust mixer is pretty easy, you can buy a new one from NextGen for around $400, don't wait if it is rusting. Also how are your zincs, I find I'm replacing it every 3 months.

Scott730 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 09:07   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Out of the Office
Posts: 909
Ours has an inverter but I do not know if it was standard. I do not think so though.
DtM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 10:49   #8
Registered User
Jetexas's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Boat: 1982 Oday 34
Posts: 439
Images: 10
Bring your own portable inverter for the computer just in case it doesn't have one. Make toast on the stove.
Jetexas 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
Dumb Question About Wood Sealer unbusted67 Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 9 27-03-2010 22:42
Another dumb old newbie question bigalcalbisque General Sailing Forum 5 25-04-2009 21:10
Dumb Cat Question #2 ssullivan Multihull Sailboats 13 05-02-2008 18:04
A simple, dumb question. Gator81 Multihull Sailboats 2 23-01-2007 13:58
Dumb Question maybe kcrompton General Sailing Forum 4 29-12-2004 13:52

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.