Yeah, noticed it was 75db (loud), figured I'd add a blower and exhaust to my engine compartment (it's not really a room on the Irwin, but it's big). Alternative is of course a good deck box behind the center cockpit - with the exhaust facing the stern - and the noise following it.
I would think that the biggest issue I would have (especially if you came and anchored alongside me
) would be the noise because let's face it, mostly you're going to run mains appliances more on anchor than while sailing.
The only way to get rid of noise from such a machine is to box it and insulate the heck out of it but then your air cooling may want some say in that.
Then again, one reviewer - on a boat - said he tapped it into his boat exhaust (wet).
How would a dry exhaust work piped into the "wet" exhaust when the main engine is not running? I'm not sure that it would be good for the exhaust piping (possibly rubber?) but then again I'm not sure what your pipes look like.
Looking at the advert posted, the description says "electric start" but I have to say the little handle thingy on the right hand side looks awfully like a pull start to me
Finally, looking at the lone injector pipe in the picture, it looks like a single cylinder which is likely to present some significant vibration issues. I know from just fitting a wind genny the extents I had to go to to keep the thing quite - single cylinder diesels are not known for their smooth running.
I think I agree with JRD22, you'll possibly live to regret not spending the extra $$$ on a proper marine unit in the long run.