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Old 07-03-2007, 05:49 PM
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You Can Put Them In The Engine Hatch, But I Highly Recomend Running Your Blower, And Co2 Detectors.
Sure Makes Alot More Sense Than The $6000 Gens That Are In Some Boats.

Good Thing About The Honda Eu Model Is That You Can Link Them Together And Make More Power.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:38 AM
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No, I do not run the blower, believe it not, it is louder than the generator. I do crack open the engine hatch at night about 1 foot, it does get a little warm in there closed up. I do have plenty of air vents on my engine compartment.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:35 AM
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Has anyone had any experience with the 1000 Honda? I plan on powering a 5000 btu window unit with it for about 4-5 hours at night.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by excursion View Post
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.
Recently, our new dock and lift was installed, but it took a few weeks to get the electricity connected. In that time I used my Honda to raise the lift. While I was not using the generator, I stored it under the bow cushions (Envision 32 Intruder), or, under the engine hatch (I just kept it under the hatch for more secure storage-I never started the engine with it under there).

I was really suprised at the amount of gas fumes that I could smell whenever I opened either compartment after the generator had been in there. Don't get me wrong, I would be all for a more permanent mount for it, but I would be afraid of the "big boom" storing it under the hatch. I also don't believe that any insurance company would be overly impressed.

Your answer to the exhast is the best that I have seen, though.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by txwatergypsy View Post
Has anyone had any experience with the 1000 Honda? I plan on powering a 5000 btu window unit with it for about 4-5 hours at night.
Haven't used the 1000, I have the 2000. If it will run the A/C it will be stressed doing so. The 2000's barely get the 10K BTU units started. (Compressor kicking in really draws some amps)
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:44 PM
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I seriously doubt you will be able to get that a/c unit started with a Eu1000. They are comparable to a average size home refrigerator and it won't run it.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:42 PM
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My Mermaid 6500Btu unit manual says it will run off the Honda 1000 gen.
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