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Old 04-09-2008, 02:11 PM
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At least it will be a peaceful deaf,unless it catches on fire JFWY

I would think the exhaust hose being non water cooled ,that the rubber hose part will fail, Like a exhaust hose on the tail pipes to the header. if it looses water, they melt

Where the AC is in yours, mine looks to be close to the same size, I could do the same,How much weight do ya think you added up front??

Ive seen people while camping put the gen on the transom, Ive even had there gen, set off my CO2 alarm in my cabin while sleeping with the cabin door open.Its easy for it to get in the cabin,even with the door closed.Becarefull


This OL had the AC running and the hatch opened about 10 inches,I think I remember seeing a little Honda in there
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At least it will be a peaceful deaf,unless it catches on fire JFWY

I would think the exhaust hose being non water cooled ,that the rubber hose part will fail, Like a exhaust hose on the tail pipes to the header. if it looses water, they melt

Where the AC is in yours, mine looks to be close to the same size, I could do the same,How much weight do ya think you added up front?

Ive seen people while camping put the gen on the transom, Ive even had there gen, set off my CO2 alarm in my cabin while sleeping with the cabin door open.Its easy for it to get in the cabin,even with the door closed.Becarefull


This OL had the AC running and the hatch opened about 10 inches,I think I remember seeing a little Honda in there
The A/C probably added about 70lbs to the bow end of the boat. Also the hose is silicone,not rubber. Also the exhaust of a small generator is hardly that of a big block turning 5200rpm under load. Good luck
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Hey,
congrats on your new addition.
Hope mom and baby are doing great.
I have four and know what is in store for you

I am a retired master tech,
I think it can work if you are smart about it.
The gas fumes should be no worse then the motors,
(you know the gas smell from your carbs)
just keep an eye out on the fumes,
Something we all should worry about while an enclosed generator is running.
Since I am new to this offshore stuff,
I try to think of it as a r.v. for the water.

If you need any help let me know as I work in Anaheim.
I also am a welder with benders and such,
so if you need a stainless steel exhaust let me know.
I am a little rusty but the price is right

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Also the hose is silicone,not rubber. Also the exhaust of a small generator is hardly that of a big block turning 5200rpm under load. Good luck
Without being water cooled I would think it would melt, even it it's silicone. Plus, any exhaust system thats in an enclosed area must be water cooled, it's a CG regulation...

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I've been looking into this option in the last week.M
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this is a nice unit also
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The A/C probably added about 70lbs to the bow end of the boat. Also the hose is silicone,not rubber. Also the exhaust of a small generator is hardly that of a big block turning 5200rpm under load. Good luck
70 isnt bad,keep us posted on how it does

Another thought you could Y into the exhaust on the boat, maybe in the tail pipe?
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this is a nice unit also
Space is VERY tight in a 38' Scarab. The Next Gen generator you mention is 500w more than the Westerbeke, but it is also 3.4" longer and 1.9" wider than the Westerbeke. The Honda is L-20.1 W-11.4,H-16.7, The Westerbeke is L-24.6,W-13.6, H-14.5. So it could possible messaged into the same place as the Honda unless somebody who does this known something I do not.---- Also the Vector compact A/C units are smaller that they look, even in the pics. My unit is 19.25" wide, 9.63" deep, and 12.25" tall look, thats smaller than the Honda generator itself.Mike
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This OL had the AC running and the hatch opened about 10 inches,I think I remember seeing a little Honda in there
no Honda in that boat......it has a factory installed 3kw westerbeke.... i have been in it at 130+ many times with BOTH AC's and the genny going..
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