Originally Posted by mitiempo
Why would a portable gasoline generator be better than a good diesel engine?
If you need a generator that shows the failing of electric drive systems currently. Diesel engines don't need a backup engine. And who wants to carry gasoline. Not to mention the additional fuel it really defeats the purpose of being green, doesn't it?
you are right but just be open minded
its like the outboard versus inboard crowd
an outboard you can take off the boat carry on your shoulder and get repaired anywhere in the world
a diesel while simple tech not always so
a generator is like an outboard while it defeats the completely green scenario its simply a GAS version of a diesel electric sub
a true hybrid
a prius in a boat
so while some might cry foul at this some wont and embrace it...
a portable genny also offers countless other pros for cruising...
like the abilty to use power tools on the fly, do a quick battery charge...power a compressor etc....
in regards to who wants to carry gas, well tons of people, panga fisherman, car drivers, the list goes on
if nobody carried gas then most 99 percent of cruisers wouldnt carry dinghies...right?