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Re: New Genset from Honda

Hmm, it's been a while since I looked at one of these up close. I wonder if you could rig an exhaust extension that you run over the transom down to just above the water. With CO being heavier than air that would pretty much eliminate exhaust gas coming inside at anchor.

With the move to Florida I'm thinking I'd like the option...

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Re: New Genset from Honda

Dave, my companionway is more than 8 feet from the stern, which is where the Honda would be positioned. Additionally, when I have the dodger in place, I usually open the center section to provide airflow through the cockpit, which makes for much cooler sailing conditions on those summer days. I don't have to worry about spray - the Morgan has a spray shield which keeps 90 percent out of the cockpit. It's a dry riding old tub! However, just to be on the safe side, I have a very sensitive CO/explosive gas detector in the cabin that can be triggered with a nasty fart.

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Re: New Genset from Honda

And sure enough Google found a couple on ebay.

Honda EU2000i/EU1000i Generator 1" steel exhaust extension (10 inch) | eBay

Here's one, and there are a few with quick disconnects.

Honda also makes a propane conversion kit which is interesting...

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I used to consider Honda and Generac before when I want to buy a portable and silent generator set.
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That was a really annoying time when I considering portable soudproof genset.

My experience is that people want (a) easy and (b) cheap.so I'll focus on portable units.
Where are you going to store your generator set up the genset to use it? Remember, it may be severe weather so, where could you put it to keep it safe and be able to refuel it easily? If you're using power cords, will they be dry and as far out of the way as possible?
Small generators (less than 5500 watts) can only do so much. If you overload the unit and damage it, you won't have any power at all. So be smart! Portable units are made up to almost 20k watts but they're not for people on budgets.
The bottom line is to add up the load (watts) you plan to connect and size your generator at least 25% higher. When motors like the compressor in the refrigerator start up there is a sudden draw of power higher than the normal running load and you want to compensate for that.
Small appliances will have the wattage marked on them. Lighting circuits will be less than 1200 watts each. Water heater is 4500 watts alone.
Also,you'll truly get what you pay for...unless you buy from one of those guys selling from the back of their pick-up truck (don't do that). Don't wait till the last minute or you'll be stuck with whatever is left in the stores.
Oh, and the "trick" with connecting the generator to the dryer outlet to backfeed the house? DON'T YOU DARE!! It will result in damage and/or injury...
Hope that helped a little...sorry it's so wordy
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Honda also makes a propane conversion kit which is interesting...
Honda doesn’t make conversion kits but there are outside sources that do...Central Maine Diesel being one of them converted my EU7000si to a tri-fuel generator user..

However Honda does produce a propane version of the 1000 but not available in the US...
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My oxygen generator draws 17 amps,
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I was just looking at the specs on the new/improved Honda 2200, looks like 15 amps continuous. Hope the 17 amp draw for your oxygen generator is surge. I hope this model generator works out for you.

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Nice improvement on a generator that is already a great product.
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: HONDA EU2200i GENERATOR: More Power To You!
I use mine for charging my Electric Propulsion battery bank. I also use as a poor man's hybrid when electric sailing. Plus use it for powering tools. If mine were not still working so well after ten years I'd buy it. Now if they would give it a remote start it would be perfect.
You know what I really like about this newer product, it allows folks with electric boats to run a 48 volt 25 amp battery charger instead of the typical 15 amp charger. I'm now considering installing the Quick Charge 25 amp unit for bulk charging & using my 15 amp Delta Pro to finish things up.

Honda also added the EB2200 series with GFCI outlet for a couple hundred buck more. I think that's a worthwhile investment for safety on the water.
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misfits,

I'll have to check the user manual, but I think that's the surge draw when using the DC power adapter. I believe it's only about 7 amps when using the 110-VAC power adapter.

Thanks for pointing that out,

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Thankfully I don't have the serious issues Gary's dealing with.

I just want an option to keep the wife happy on muggy nights

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