Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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"After we thought we couldn't stand the cold any longer, we were looking over to see if our neighbors were at least awake and I noticed some ripples around their transom. I pulled out the binoculars and they were already running their generator!!!!! We couldn't even hear it. "
Did you happen to get the make and model of that generator and/or how they had it mounted; I want one of those.
I didn't get theirs, but I know mine. It is mounted in an insulated locker down by the keel. When standing over it while it's running, you could communicate with a whisper. When sitting in the cockpit in any amount of wind, you can not hear the motor. I challenge any neighbor to hear it !! What you can hear is the water splashing from the exhaust, but that's it. As I've said before, that is no different, even less noisy, than a slapping dinghy.
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