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Old 04-25-2008, 10:08 PM
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There is a 2008 29' E-ticket in the OSO classifieds with a Honda generator installed. Says something about in-water exhaust. I'm not sure what that means. Boat looks brand new, factory install? Doug

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OK, everyone needs to chill out a little. I also installed a Honda 2000 in the engine compartment three years ago in my 37 AT. Almost indentical to this.
The Coast Guard has seen, and had nothing to say. The honda is approved for use in state parks, and has to have a spark arrestor. I would also open the engine hatch for fresh air. Spent several weekends on the boat running the Honda ok. The exhaust does not ever get over 215 , even on full output. Silicone hose rated for 600 degrees.
Yes it is alot cheaper than the standard marine genset. but I know it is safe and would not ever think of putting anyone's safety in jepordy.
So let it lie.
The spark arrestor is for the exhaust, not the ignition system, and generator brushes. You've been lucky so far, but it is anything but safe.

Someone fill me in. If someone can afford a 35'+ boat, it seems like they ought to be able to afford a decent marine generator for gosh sakes.

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OK, everyone needs to chill out a little. I also installed a Honda 2000 in the engine compartment three years ago in my 37 AT. Almost indentical to this.
The Coast Guard has seen, and had nothing to say. The honda is approved for use in state parks, and has to have a spark arrestor. I would also open the engine hatch for fresh air. Spent several weekends on the boat running the Honda ok. The exhaust does not ever get over 215 , even on full output. Silicone hose rated for 600 degrees.
Yes it is alot cheaper than the standard marine genset. but I know it is safe and would not ever think of putting anyone's safety in jepordy.
So let it lie.


Oh.....geeeeez, why didn't you say so before!! Well then it must be all OKAY! Fire it up! Just let your friends get behind the first!
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So did anything happen to this fire-trap generator installation this summer?
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Nort you are such a kill joy!!!

Now go tell LDD to give his money back like the rest of us
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Nort you are such a kill joy!!!

Now go tell LDD to give his money back like the rest of us

I keep seeing that thread but haven't read it. Looks like it will take hours....who has that kinda time!
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