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Old 11-07-2012
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Running a portable generator at an angle of heel

After this disaster my family has decided to pool for a small portable generator, 1000w or so. We are choosing between the Honda 1000 and the Yamaha 1000, both selling for about $800 right now online. There are cheaper portable inverter type units, even one by Hyundai, but I believe in buying good quality that will last a long time and these are two brands I trust. I imagine finding parts for the honda in the long term will be easier, but the yamaha is slightly more fuel efficient at low loads.



Does anyone have experience with operating either of these generators at an angle of heel? I figure if we buy one it might as well double as a battery charger when I go out cruising, maybe even use it to run the tiny A/C fridge I have installed on my boat when on the hook.
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