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Old 12-14-2006
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i am thinking about having a generator that is small enough to stow away and keep for that day that my battery bank fails me and i really need to get my engine started or use the radio or et cetera....

i looked at diesels and they are big and expensie but preferable to gasoline since i sleep better at night knowing that my bottle of bourbon is the only combustible fluid on board. since i have propane lockers in the stern, i wonder about propane generators...not for routine use just for a backup if i fail to charge/maintain my battery banks and get caught with my pants down and no engine.

any thoughts?

thank you,
mike
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Doctom...if yer carrying gas for your dinghy...what is the difference.??? Buy a Honda type generator...when you run it...run it till it uses up the gas and run it above decks...stow it and keep the gas tank on deck as you do for your dink!
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I've got a Honda EU1000i portable generator. It weighs very little, is very small, puts out 1000 watts of power and is very quiet (compared to other generators). In my Precision 23, I would use it at a marina before I got a shore power cord to charge my batteries and it didn't bother people (much). I'm now looking at getting two EU2000i's to operate in tandem to power a small AC unit at night on the hook. The EU3000 weighs over 100lbs vs. the lighter weight of the EU2000. By the way, the 2000 is also small and quiet. They make a great generator! They are both gasoline powered. Here's the link: http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/gensup.asp
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