Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-13 Thread Ken Heaton via CnC-List
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Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Josh Muckley via CnC-List
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Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Josh Muckley via CnC-List
ckley <muckl...@gmail.com> > *Sent:* Monday, February 12, 2018 2:34 PM > > *Subject:* Re: Stus-List Portable generator question > > Much of your problem is a matter of battery capacity as much as a matter > of charging capacity. I have ~450 Ah of capacity on one bank,

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Bruce Whitmore via CnC-List
...@sbcglobal.net From: Josh Muckley via CnC-List <cnc-list@cnc-list.com> To: cnc-list@cnc-list.com Cc: Josh Muckley <muckl...@gmail.com> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 2:34 PM Subject: Re: Stus-List Portable generator question Much of your problem is a matter of batt

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Ken Heaton via CnC-List
cnc-list@cnc-list.com > Cc: Bill Dakin <aussiebr...@gmail.com> > Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:55 PM > Subject: Re: Stus-List Portable generator question > > I found certain retailers of the Honda 2000 will sell you one converted to run on propane from gasoline. Like the

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Bruce Whitmore via CnC-List
PM Subject: Re: Stus-List Portable generator question I found certain retailers of the Honda 2000 will sell you one converted to run on propane from gasoline.  Like the propane dinghy outboards (Lehr), NO gum in the fuel system.  There is a cost from lower BTU in propane than gasoline, b

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Bill Dakin via CnC-List
I found certain retailers of the Honda 2000 will sell you one converted to run on propane from gasoline. Like the propane dinghy outboards (Lehr), NO gum in the fuel system. There is a cost from lower BTU in propane than gasoline, but if you already use propane for the Magma, you have the fuel

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Chuck Gilchrest via CnC-List
I keep the Honda 2000 generator in my Sail locker with the gas cap vent closed for use as a back up charger and to power the single cup Keurig when we’re on the hook. Much quieter than firing up the diesel. If I need to run it, it goes forward to the bow and as mentioned, can barely be heard

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Joel Aronson via CnC-List
Damian, The Hondas and Yamahas seemed to be highly regarded. When I race/cruise offshore with the fridge, autopilot, plotter etc we run the engine about an hour a day to charge the house bank with a 60 amp alternator. Unless you are already carrying gas for a dinghy you might want to reconsider

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Della Barba, Joe via CnC-List
Another thought - get solar. My measly 50 watt panel cuts my engine run time by 2/3s if the only reason I have to run it is charging. Solar is not real expensive anymore. Joe Coquina ___ Thanks everyone for supporting this list with your

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Della Barba, Joe via CnC-List
-list.com Cc: Rodney Meryweather Subject: Re: Stus-List Portable generator question Doug & Damian I have been thinking in similar lines of the Honda 2000i or so. What I have been playing with is a design for my C 35 MkI where the generator would sit below the Starboard cockpit hatch

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Josh Muckley via CnC-List
Much of your problem is a matter of battery capacity as much as a matter of charging capacity. I have ~450 Ah of capacity on one bank, a 90 Amp alternator that never reaches full load, and 200 watts of solar. Even without the solar I was able to comfortably keep the the fridge running and the

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Rodney Meryweather via CnC-List
r 35 Mk-I Hull - 136 Vi Et Concilio > > From: svrebeccaleah <svrebeccal...@gmail.com <mailto:svrebeccal...@gmail.com>> > Subject: Re: Stus-List Portable generator question > Date: February 12, 2018 at 1:43:01 PM EST > To: cnc-list@cnc-list.com <mailto:cnc-list@cnc-lis

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread Ken Heaton via CnC-List
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

Re: Stus-List Portable generator question

2018-02-12 Thread svrebeccaleah via CnC-List
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