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Quiet your Honda 2000

For you thousands of cruisers out there with the Honda 2000 Generator:

Though the Honda 2000 is a relatively quiet piece of equipment, when you set it on your deck, it can still be pretty noisy below. We tried putting ours on pads and that helped, but when we suspended it from the mizzen mast by a couple of lines it made a world of difference.

I used a little block system to lower it to the deck to start it each time, then hoist it off the deck just an inch or two.

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Re: Quiet your Honda 2000

Great idea. I have tried many different pads on my boat but the noise and vibrations always seem to get through. Will have to try this next week when I go cruising down the keys.
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Re: Quiet your Honda 2000

Was wondering with the popularity of the Honda generators if you all have CO2 detectors on board?
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Was wondering with the popularity of the Honda generators if you all have CO2 detectors on board?
Always. Have had them on board before getting the Honda.

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Re: Quiet your Honda 2000

I agree with Dave. Everyone, without exception, should have a CO detector on board, even if you don't have a gasoline engine yourself. Ever been tied up downwind of a guy who is running his genset? I have! I shouldn't think it would be fatal unless there are some freak weather conditions but waking up with the headache is no fun. That is what convinced me of my current position.
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Re: Quiet your Honda 2000

I had another sailboat anchor to close in front of us on a very calm summer night. They put their honda on their transom step, fired it up and went below. The exaust came in thru my forward hatch and set off my co detector.
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Re: Quiet your Honda 2000

i use a platform made for mine with a sacrificed flat fender as feet and a teak(yes, teak) palette for support. works great.
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Now, if we could only figure out a way to deaden the noise for everyone else within earshot of these things…

Portable generators on cruising boats – definitely a “No one minds the smell of their own farts” sort of deal… (grin, bigtime)
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Quiet your Honda 2000

Great tip. Thanks. I am going to suspend my generator this week :-)
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Re: Quiet your Honda 2000

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Now, if we could only figure out a way to deaden the noise for everyone else within earshot of these things…

Portable generators on cruising boats – definitely a “No one minds the smell of their own farts” sort of deal… (grin, bigtime)
I'll fight owning/carrying a generator tooth and nail. LED's, oil lamps, all the dry ice I can carry, and a couple of small solar panels. Whatever it takes.
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