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Re: anchorage etiquette

I have the Honda 2000 genny and never used it but my neighbor next door turns on his diesel engine to run the generator for his batteries for hours on end... talk about noise and smell... trust me the Honda genny is feeble in noise and generation of fumes... anything downwind isn't good in my book!
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Re: anchorage etiquette

after the Derecho and hurrican sandy.. my neighbor across the street ran his 24/7 until power came back... it's near impossible to sleep with that thing droning on and on and on when you are in a house. I could not imagine being on a boat
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Re: anchorage etiquette

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We did a "visit to the dark side" last month at the Atlantic City Boat show and checked out some power boats. What shocked me was so many of them had electric ranges

That means firing up a generator just to cook dinner.

I just can't understand why anyone would design a boat that way?????
Met a couple on a 48 ft SAILBOAT who had an electric range and barbie.

Mind you they sat below at nights buttoned up with the ac on.

The good news was their genny was realy quiet.
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Re: anchorage etiquette

Anyone that runs their generator overnight, while they are sleeping, is going to win the Darwin award eventually.

There must not be much wind around all these sensitive anchorages. Way more often than not, we will have too much wind noise to know if someone's generator is running at the next mooring. Personally, I do not recall seeing a Honda Gen on the deck, so I'll reserve anchorage judgement, until I hear one for myself. I have one at home.
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Met a couple on a 48 ft SAILBOAT who had an electric range and barbie.

Mind you they sat below at nights buttoned up with the ac on.

The good news was their genny was realy quiet.
TQA, I just can't fathom the logic of either the designer or the buyer. Haven't these people ever heard of propane?

And why would you want to run a noisy generator every time you cook a meal?

I just don't get it...
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Re: anchorage etiquette

Not all genny's are noisy. I have 3-4 inches of insulation around the engine room plus the genny has it own insulation on top of that. That said, you cannot hear my genny 20 ft away. The fumes are altogether a different story. Like someone else said must be no wind for it to bother anyone. But most I know do not run genny's at nite unless it miserable hot.
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Exhaust pipes are what large Idaho potatoes are for.
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Exhaust pipes are what large Idaho potatoes are for.
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Anyone that runs their generator overnight, while they are sleeping, is going to win the Darwin award eventually.

There must not be much wind around all these sensitive anchorages. Way more often than not, we will have too much wind noise to know if someone's generator is running at the next mooring. Personally, I do not recall seeing a Honda Gen on the deck, so I'll reserve anchorage judgement, until I hear one for myself. I have one at home.
Often you can't hear it , but if downwind you can smell the fumes.
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Re: anchorage etiquette

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This is a timely topic for me. For the past week, the Admiral and I have discussed whether or not to install a diesel generator. Yesterday we decided against it. Besides the noise factor, it just adds complexity to the boat. We like to keep things simple.
Complexity is definitely true.

In addition to multiple layers of noise insulation there are water separators that route the cooled exhaust gas out the side of the boat and the water out a thru-hull below the waterline. It's amazingly effective and very quiet.
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