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1 Week Ago 12:26 PM
Group9
Re: Generator Etiquette

There are other variables as well.

For instance, if I was anchored in a place where there was lots of room to anchor away from me and someone with the snuggling syndrome dropped next to me, I wouldn't feel bad about running my generator as long and whenever I felt like it.

On the other hand, if it was a tight anchorage and the only place left was next to me, I wouldn't run it from sun-downer time on, just out of courtesy (unless, of course, they fired one up).
1 Week Ago 11:52 AM
UnionPacific
Re: Generator Etiquette

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Originally Posted by NeilBraun View Post
That's extremely funny.
I'm glad suddenly that I have a very old and very small boat.
Places where its 110 degrees and have filthy water tend to be in areas also crampacked full of people, not the sort of place it would occur to me to try to sail into, sounds like a large city in a desert actually, maybe Cairo.
It seems to me that the original intent of this poll and its thread was more about making a lot of noise and exhaust, maybe large modern yahcts are good at being quiet while sweltering in pools of swill than smaller boats, but I suspect that wasn't the point.
Threads move on to other points.
Your bound to be stuck in bad places from time to time if you explore far enough. South Africa was the exact place I was thinking of. Hope to visit someday. Our generator cannot be heard beyond 20' If your anchored within 20 feet of me, your being boarded :P
1 Week Ago 11:27 AM
NeilBraun
Re: Generator Etiquette

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Originally Posted by UnionPacific View Post
I love this even more....
Buy a sailboat.
Saill off.....
Suffer thru a 110 degree windless day on anchor in filthy water
Is that what sailing is about, or is it about enjoyment.
I do not fault anyone for running a quiet generator 24/7 if they so desire. All large modern yachts do.
That's extremely funny.
I'm glad suddenly that I have a very old and very small boat.
Places where its 110 degrees and have filthy water tend to be in areas also crampacked full of people, not the sort of place it would occur to me to try to sail into, sounds like a large city in a desert actually, maybe Cairo.
It seems to me that the original intent of this poll and its thread was more about making a lot of noise and exhaust, maybe large modern yahcts are good at being quiet while sweltering in pools of swill than smaller boats, but I suspect that wasn't the point.
1 Week Ago 10:33 AM
UnionPacific
Re: Generator Etiquette

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Originally Posted by NeilBraun View Post
I love it.
Buy a sailboat.
Sail off into the wilderness.
Fire up an engine.
Brilliant.
I love this even more....
Buy a sailboat.
Saill off.....
Suffer thru a 110 degree windless day on anchor in filthy water
Is that what sailing is about, or is it about enjoyment.
I do not fault anyone for running a quiet generator 24/7 if they so desire. All large modern yachts do.
1 Week Ago 10:23 AM
outbound
Re: Generator Etiquette

I'm with Z on this one. Number1 bitch is charter cats where the genset never goes off 24/7. But if a cruiser needs to make water or the batteries are down to 60% what choice is there? Run it in the middle of the day just enough to get going.
Have a genset but run ~1h/month. Just to keep it in shape . God bless solar and wind. Woo Hoo
1 Week Ago 09:34 AM
NeilBraun
Re: Generator Etiquette

I love it.
Buy a sailboat.
Sail off into the wilderness.
Fire up an engine.
Brilliant.
12-22-2014 09:08 PM
UnionPacific
Re: Generator Etiquette

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Originally Posted by MikeOReilly View Post
This sounds like a good idea. Wish it was available 10 years ago when I bought the Yamaha 1000W (for a lot more than $100). It's certainly overkill for our battery-charging needs, although it's also useful for running power tools when we're off the grid.
Oh goodness, I would never use the thing. Only under an emergency. Way to noisy and smelly. a nice quiet inverter, or an inboard diesel genset is all I would use.
Would have been nice to have the morning we woke up with dead batteries and no generator at the time.
12-22-2014 08:57 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Generator Etiquette

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Originally Posted by UnionPacific View Post
I have given thought to getting a 2 stroke 900 watt unit from harbor freight for big emergencies. they are super small, and could put a nice charge on the batteries if need be. They only cost $100. As anyone with a honda fetish will tell you, we carry fuel for the dink.....
This sounds like a good idea. Wish it was available 10 years ago when I bought the Yamaha 1000W (for a lot more than $100). It's certainly overkill for our battery-charging needs, although it's also useful for running power tools when we're off the grid.
12-22-2014 07:56 PM
miatapaul
Re: Generator Etiquette

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
and yet another thread returns from the dead.
Yes, and the second post was from imagine2frolic. Made me sad to think that his sail got cut so short.
12-21-2014 06:23 PM
UnionPacific
Re: Generator Etiquette

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Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
The real answer is thorium power.

Safe nuclear does exist, and China is leading the way with thorium - Telegraph

Just sayin'

Regards,
Brad
We should all just have RTG's in our keel, not lead... 1000 watts 24/7 for 25 years! unlimited hot water too!
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