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EscapeArtist 07-23-2001 07:37 AM

Portable Generators -- Hazardous?
I am considering carrying one of those little generators aboard my 34-foot sailboat. It would be used for emergency battery charges and occasional use of 110 appliances pending the installation of an inverter.

However, I am concerned about gasoline vapors. Obviously, it''s not worth risking our lives for this small convenience.

The generator would be stored in a cockpit lazarette. The gas can would be kept in a locker on the swim platform which is isolated from the other spaces in the boat. I would set the generator on the swim platform when it was in use, lashed of course.

Convenience, or potential mushroom cloud? Thoughts?

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