Like Tree0Likes

Generator help

Reply
Old 06-29-2007, 10:38 PM
  #11
Registered
 
excursion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Richmond Va
My Boats: 2006 Sonic 32 CC Sport
Posts: 2,274
Default

I have the solution, has been in my engine compartment for two years without a problem. Have TWO carbon manoxide detectors in the cabin and has about 50 hours on the Honda.
If you want the specs pm me.
It powers my 10k A/C and battery charger.
Attached Thumbnails
Generator help-shop-stpat-race-007.jpg   Generator help-shop-stpat-race-010.jpg   Generator help-shop-stpat-race-011.jpg  

excursion is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 11:04 PM
  #12
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,924
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mackattack View Post
Can a portable generator be used to run shore power on boats. Where is the generator placed while the boat is at rest?
Most of us put ours out on the swim platform, and run the shore power cable with a 120VAC pigtail right to the Generator. It works great. I advise using a ratchet strap to keep the Generator put in case some waves pop up unexpectedly.

The Honda base has well engineered anti-vibration feet, and the unit itself is also designed to isolate vibration. There are no ill effects with having it on the platform. Mine will usually run for 6-8 hours depending one how much juice we are pulling.

Advantage to the Honda EU2000i is it has a smart throttle that allows it to automatically throttle up and throttle down based on the amount of juice demanded. This really saves on the gasoline consumed and extends your run time.
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 11:54 PM
  #13
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: key west,fl
My Boats: 27 monza, eggbeaters, no seats
Posts: 1,410
Default

come on guys,buy american,you can get a 12 horse briggs and stratton that sounds like twelve actual lawn mowers,people in the marina will love you,
BOBCATMATHEWS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 04:00 PM
  #14
JC Performance Engines
Gold Member
Thread Starter
 
Stormrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
My Boats: 2003 28 Pantera - SOLD
Posts: 8,811
Default

Thanks for all the input peeps.
I got a Honda EU2000i.
Buyin this is just like anything else... quality counts.
Stormrider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 04:09 PM
  #15
Registered
 
DORaymond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
My Boats: 88' Bullet, 08'Formula SS350
Posts: 257
Default

Excurion, what did you use for exhaust pipe that wouldn't melt? Seems like the thru-hull would get awfully hot!
DORaymond is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 09:13 PM
  #16
Registered
 
excursion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Richmond Va
My Boats: 2006 Sonic 32 CC Sport
Posts: 2,274
Default

I welded a stainless barb on the muffler and installed 600 degree high temp silicone hose and ran it to a stainless thruhull fitting. Have had it there for two years now and ran for many weekends and nights. Tested the temp at the muffler tip only to reach about 215 and at the thru hull it is only about 90. The 215 is at full throttle and when ides down the temp drops. PLEASE !!!! install two carbon manoxide detectors in the the cabin.
excursion is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 08:30 AM
  #17
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Paisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Caroga Lake & NYC, NY
My Boats: 98 33 Outlaw Twin 502s (Sold)
Posts: 189
Default

Just picked up the EU2000i as well. Paid 1k even with tax tags etc.

Question for the guys who put em on the swim platforms, anyone put em in a tray to prevent a stray wave from getting to the unit? I was thinking rubbermaid bucket with abotu 6" sides.

-mike
__________________
'98 Baja 33 Outlaw Twin 502s (Sold)
'04 Nissan Armada
'05 Subaru Outback Wagon
'14 VW Touareg TDI
'14 Subaru BRZ
'14 Subaru BRZ Spec 86 Cup Race Car
Paisan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 12:45 PM
  #18
Registered
 
kr1276's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Tampa,Fl
My Boats: Baja 442
Posts: 570
Default

If anyone else is interested in a Honda generator...pm me.

Keith
kr1276 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 01:11 PM
  #19
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
HiPerf2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: N.E.
My Boats: Sonic
Posts: 4,072
Default

I put mine out on the very front of the bow. I put a line from 1 cleat, through the handle, to the other cleat. I can't even tell it's even running when we're hanging out in the cockpit/platform.
HiPerf2000 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 05:26 PM
  #20
Ginger or Mary Ann?
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
US1 Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lafayette. IN
Posts: 10,872
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by excursion View Post
....

Do you run your blower whenever the gen is running?
US1 Fountain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
RLopez9014
General Q & A
31
05-04-2009 09:52 PM
Pwrbt33
General Boating Discussion
1
01-23-2007 10:16 PM
LOTO Silverton
General Boating Discussion
3
05-03-2005 06:06 AM
dreamer
General Boating Discussion
3
05-17-2004 12:48 PM
Clark Hoesman
General Boating Discussion
3
01-14-2002 10:26 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.