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Originally Posted by fallard
I still don't get Creed's humor. Advocating a portable genset that would be used in an anchorage after hours? Advertising where to buy one? That's what this string is about, the "me generation" not considering that their noise is in other people's space.
To hellosailor, if you need a "spare", sign up for SeaTow or TowBoatUS. They cover situations your genset won't.
If you need to charge your batteries, use your auxiliary. It is probably faster and more fuel efficient and you can get the added advantage of hot water. If you want to minimize your charging time, get one or another of the gel technology batteries and a smart regulator--could be cheaper than a Honda generator. You could run your wife's hair dryer off an inverter.
Fallard, I invite you to come on down here to Afghanistan (where I've spent 4 of the past 10 years of my life by the way) so I can sit in rapture while you extole the virtues of a life outside the "me generation."
Until then I will responsibly run a generator when I deem it apropriate, taking into account those around me as I do with all things. Now, I cordially invite you to shift your focus and critique any of the other
hundred+ Sailnet members who have advocated and use Honda eu2000i's for backup power when needed/appropriate;
As you can see, Sawingknots and I discussed this earlier and came to the conclusion that we are on the same side of the consideration at anchor issue.
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. I will not get drawn into an online pissing match about sailboats. Life's too short and there are far better things to stress out.
2002 Beneteau 393
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Last edited by creedence623; 04-16-2012 at 06:22 PM.