Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NE & Windwards
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Re: Portable Genny
So the below deck diesel units are water cooled. Exhaust gases mixed with water before egress from the boat. Exhaust is at the waterline.
Some how this is an equivalent danger of CO poisoning? Really? Please explain?
So you can put matches out in diesel. This is the same fire/burn risk as a hot engine on deck? Please explain?
So below deck units will tolerate 20-25* of heel. Still wondering if folks run their Hondas underway? Honestly don't know if a device made to run on level ground will run bouncing around on the sea. Please educate me.
Seems to me gas generators are great if you are not sailing and careful. Big issue for some is not those wonderful lazy days but when your draw is high but main engine is off. Overcast, 5-15 with radar, AP, frig/freezer, and all electronics going. No shower for 2-3 days so run the watermaker.
I'm with Maine. Boat should be set up that need for extra electrons should be never. But it does happen to me. Like to think fuel equals water shouldn't be true. Like to think wind vane means no AP as well. Like to think crew and I are vigilant with our eyes and everything shows up on AIS. Like think we see squalls before the radar and can see their size.
Admit I'm deficient. Clumsy on deck, get tired, like my steering and nav aids, sloppy pouring fluids on a pitching deck.Feel better after a shower. In short human.
No still hate generators. All generators. But still think below deck units make more sense for some.
Recall a day at Block. Wife pulled four consecutive days of 12h shifts. Finally got back to the boat. After the sail she needed sleep. Anchored in great salt pond. She was woken at 6a. Not one but 3 Hondas running. Not so quite in my mind.
Out to Jost van Dyke. Hard to get to sleep among the charter cats partying. Their vacation so I'm cool with it and understand. Just wish they played better music. They all crash. 10-15 boats with AC on (no need), some with TVs on ( no one watching) and diesel water cooling water splashing all night long. Wasteful and obnoxious.
Last edited by outbound; 04-07-2016 at 10:48 AM.