You got your Mirage out of Fairwinds? where are you keeping it now?
I can not find a link to the McCullugh 1800 watt generator online and would like to know how it compares noise wise, and how it is built.
I like the honda gen for both those reasons - seems to me the plastic casing will help it fend on the crud a bit. If you have a link for the 1800 please post it as I'd like to eyeball the spec sheet on it.
If you are local to the Annapolis area do a search on sailnet for chesapeake area raft up, about a dozen of us are getting together near Baltimore in June.