How much does it cost to add a proper water cooled inboard marine generator? $5,000.00? $6,000.00 or more?
The Hondas are attractive to a lot of boaters because of the cost savings.
In addition, I purchased mine because it is portable and can be used as a back up power at the house.
(we had a recent storm and lost power for about 3 days.) The Honda was a great choice. Price point, portability and the ability to use it at the house and boat made it very attractive for us.
And I will repeat what others have said, just because we carry a portable generator does not automatically make us jack asses. I run it at appropriate times and I am respectful to all others around me. I will even ask others around me if they mind me running it; Usually in the mid morning and off by noon.
Courtney is My Hero
If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White