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View Poll Results: What is your recommendation for generator etiquette?
Live and let live - create current whenever you need it! 22 11.22%
Generate only well outside the smell and earshot of others. 49 25.00%
Quietly and off by bedtime is OK, even in a shared anchorage. 93 47.45%
Those things are a blight - I go sailing to put that behind me! 32 16.33%
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post #11 of 52 Old 09-18-2009
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All generators are louder to the non owners. It appears all power boat people are hearing impaired for many reasons. If you must have Air conditioning at night then stay home well inland! All sailboats should be allowed to torpedo one boat for running a gen set each day! After about a year the problem would be resolved. (with very little tongue in cheek)
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All sailboats should be allowed to torpedo one boat for running a gen set each day!


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Hey I like having a little AC at nite when it's 90 outside at midnight. If I am there first and you anchor near enough to hear my generator you have invaded my space and you can leave! Why do you think I anchored where I did in the first place? To be alone and not bother anyone else. If I anchor around a bunch of boats who aren't using a gen-set I don't either, unless I ask if anyone would be bothered first! Manners and courtesy come first and are most important.
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While sleeping, our fans drown out the neighbor's gen set so it is not a problem. However, watching the sun come up with a cupa in the cockpit - the gentle hum pounds on the nerves.
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i sooooo love the sound of briggs and stratton in the morning------is why i have solar!!!! add barking dogs to the list of favorites in a peaceful anchorage.......is why i have a boatkat.....
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...If I am there first and you anchor near enough to hear my generator you have invaded my space and you can leave. Why do you think I anchored where I did in the first place? To be alone and not bother anyone else. If I anchor around a bunch of boats who aren't using a gen-set I don't either, unless I ask if anyone would be bothered first! Manners and courtesy come first and are most important.
"Manners and courtesy come first and are most important." Yeah we can tell!
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is alll true--if one doesnt like the anchorage for any reason , one has the option of relocating or putting up, if gets there after offending party. is all part of anchoring...now, in a mooring----is a different situation and has diffferent rules, as the relocation is not an option.....HOWEVER......
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...All sailboats should be allowed to torpedo one boat for running a gen set each day! After about a year the problem would be resolved. (with very little tongue in cheek)

I think the problem would be better solved with paintball guns. Same thing for cars speeding on back streets where kids play. Hearing the thud thud thud of 20 rounds hitting your hull ought to tell you that you are offending somebody. (Tongue in cheek)

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woooohoo--hitting whiners with paintballs would be great fun!!!!!
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I use my portable a lot since we also work from our boat and use 2 computers all day long. I will normally only run it during the day, but there have been occasions when I have run it all night due to really hot temperatures and no wind.

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