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I know how quiet Honda generators are, but are there other Manufactures that rival Honda?
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some people say the yamaha inverter models are very close in every way but one, they make a 2400 watt unit instead of a 2000 watt. the RVers of the world like em. just looked at one site the 1000 watt is $720, but it might be cheaper some where else. i had a pep boys 1000 watt genny for %150, it worked okay but was not as quiet and not an inverter model, it died.

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When you say you know how quiet Honda generators are; you're saying that they are pretty loud, right? Air cooled Hondas,- out on the deck? -loud and obnoxious. A small water cooled kubota or similar diesel below is going to be much quieter. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Nah, I have Honda EU3000is and it's whisper quiet
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Pappy,

OK I'll bite. What does "whisper quiet" mean? Can you compare the noise level to a Honda 1000?
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Nah, I have Honda EU3000is and it's whisper quiet
I would have to agree. We were anchored in a small harbor once 3 years ago and noticed the boat immediately upwind had a Honda 2000 on it's stern platform. I thought it was just sitting there until I got in the dinghy and rowed up on it to hear it running - couldn't hear it until i was almost on top of it!

In terms of comparison, it's quieter than my engine running (to charge the batteries) and much quieter than the ubiquitous stereo from the nearby power boater.

I guess there may be some who view it as objectionable but compared with driving in a car, sitting in your backyard listening to sirens, traffic noise or the neighbor's dog barking, I suspect some folks just need to relax.
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yeah it's that quiet, easily drowned out by normal conversation
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I'm not familiar withn the different models and sizes of these Honda generators,- or maybe the newer ones are quieter. I just remember cruisers with a small Honda generator on deck that sounder like a lawn mower! 'probably the newer ones are quieter.
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I've got the Yamaha and it's very quiet. 40db
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I have an older honda 2200. it is very loud. the new hondas are very quiet, totally different animal.
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