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Yeah. I''ve got a Honda eu2000i. Quiet, not too heavy, will run a medium sized (12K) air conditioner, if it is a newer, efficient model. Output is about 15 amps at 120V. Easiest way to connect it is to use a 15A to 30A (if you have a 30A connector on the boat) adapter, like a Marinco one. Then use it like shore power and charge batteries, etc. I like the feature that allows the gen set to spin down if there is not a big power requirement, which is possible because of its electronic inverter built in that maintains 60 hz and 120V, rather than other sets that need a constant 3600 rpm to maintain 60 hz.
It also has a small direct 12V output, probably designed to charge a small battery, but the wattage output of the 120V system is higher.
I haven''t used it long enough to judge corrosion in a salt environment. Others may have a comment on that.
Not bad for $860.