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glennd3

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Re: Honda 2000 generator
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2021, 10:42:41 AM »

Let me ask a question about the noise. Would you use the generator if you were rafted with other boats or in a tight anchorage?  I would love to see one being used but have not run across anyone yet with one, although I really haven't been looking.
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Re: Honda 2000 generator
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2021, 12:10:01 PM »

Let me ask a question about the noise. Would you use the generator if you were rafted with other boats or in a tight anchorage?  I would love to see one being used but have not run across anyone yet with one, although I really haven't been looking.

Glenn, upfront disclaimer:  I do not have a generator.  That said, it is a matter of etiquette.  From everything I have read and that I trust the source, it is simply a matter of being considerate about the time it is run, the duration and surroundings.

One time a fellow C34-er was rafted up way outboard of us and his power cord wouldn't reach the dock.  So I just plugged his cord into one of my outlets down below and piggybacked him.  While not generator-specific, it was a helping hand for him, and could well have been in an anchorage or rafted up and he needed the juice.
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Re: Honda 2000 generator
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2021, 01:23:50 PM »

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Let me ask a question about the noise. Would you use the generator if you were rafted with other boats or in a tight anchorage?  I would love to see one being used but have not run across anyone yet with one, although I really haven't been looking.

I'm with Stu, it's all about being considerate to others.  Really isn't that loud, can carry conversation next to mine when it's running.  If you are rafted up, just ask if it bothers any one.  Don't start it up at sunrise unless you are way out.   And Always be aware and cautious of the exhaust fumes.
I have an inverter, use that for much of my power.  Use the generator to charge batteries after 2 or 3 days at anchor and to run the air conditioner or water heater if necessary.
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