I occasionally use a Honda 2000i, on longer cruises, but try not to use it in an anchorage in the evening or after dark if there are any other boats there as, while it is very quite, it isn't silent and most of our anchorages are. When in use I usually put the Honda in the inflatable and let the inflatable drift a couple of feet away from the mother ship. Can't hear anything at all from below then. The inflatable has an aluminium floor.
When not in use we store the Honda in the cockpit, under the helmsman's seat, or in the shower if it is going to be nasty out. Ken Heaton & Anne Tobin S/V Salazar - Can 54955 C&C 37/40 XL - Hull # 67 Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia https://c-c-37-40.blogspot.ca/p/salazar.html On 12 February 2018 at 14:43, svrebeccaleah via CnC-List < email@example.com> wrote: > I use a Honda 2000i companion (has 30 amp plug) as a backup power source. > At least until I get my solar up and running. The Honda is quiet and wind > disturb neighbors in anchorage. I would > Put the honda on the bow and not hear it in the cockpit. The 2000 will > also power a hot water heater, or 1500 watt space heater. > A friend uses a Honda 2000 at night to keep his wife's turtle warm on > their Irwin 52. Don't ask. > > > Doug Mountjoy > Rebecca Leah > LF39 > POYC > > > > > Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device > > -------- Original message -------- > From: Damian Greene via CnC-List <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: 2/12/18 09:54 (GMT-08:00) > To: C&C List <email@example.com> > Cc: Damian Greene <damian.gre...@yahoo.com> > Subject: Stus-List Portable generator question > > A question for your collective wisdom: > > I am scoping out upgrading my stock 55A alternator to a 100A Balmar, and > related upgrades to the controls. I had a very productive discussion with > Rod Collins at Compass Marine (mainesail), and we worked out the details. > Unfortunately he's booked out through the spring, so this job will wait > until next winter. > > So thinking then about keeping the batteries charged, and the fridge > running on our long summer cruise - where we may go for weeks without > access to shore power, I got wondering about using a portable generator to > charge the batteries - as an alternative to many hours of running the > diesel. There are a couple of Hondas that might do the trick 2000 Watt, > weighing 47#, 1000 Watt weighing 29#. > > Have any of you tried this? What could (would) go wrong if I plugged this > generator into my inverter, to charge the batteries? > > Regards, > > Damian > > 1986 Sabre 38 Freefall > Previously 1984 C&C 34 Ghost > Bass Harbor, Maine > > _______________________________________________ > > Thanks everyone for supporting this list with your contributions. Each > and every one is greatly appreciated. If you want to support the list - > use PayPal to send contribution -- https://www.paypal.me/stumurray > > >
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