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Old 06-06-2006
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Question portable generator on 30ft sailboat ?

This will be my first hot Florida summer as the owner of my (new to me)Hunter 290 coolchange. Outfitted with AC she is dry and cool while conected to shorepower. It would be nice, to be able to run the AC while out on the hook when it's getting too hot. A friend mentioned to try a portable generator like the HONDA 2000, placed on the swimplattform and connected with a special cable into the shore power connector on the back of the boat.

My 10.000btu AC seems to draw ~ 9AMP and the generator is rated with 13.7 AMP ( 17AMP max ) I assume from the electrical side that could work. Has anybody experience with a scenario like this? Any thoughts, hints advice for or against it. I could borrow a friends generator to try it out, but I would like to hear your opinions first, before I go out, buy the cable ...
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