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Re: Costco - Smarter Tools 2000W Gen by Yamaha

Originally Posted by TheWollard View Post

Do you use a portable generator aboard? Where do you setup on deck?
I used a generator on board, but NEVER like you intend - let it run the AC while you are sleeping.

NEVER, as you have no idea where or when the CO is going to be pulled back in to the boat and how. The AC running causes air to be pulled in and such.

When it was used, it was placed as far downwind as possible from where I was. Sometimes that was on the bow, sometimes on the stern, and sometimes not at all when I was anchored near someone else, even when I wanted AC, as it would be too loud or possibly fatal to someone nearby.

CO is fatal.

btw, many 2K generators will not start/run the AC without modifying the AC system.

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