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Initially Posted - 06/29/2020 :  06:43:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone used a portable generator

If so, which one and where did you buy it


1998 Catalina 250K WK
Albemarle Sound,NC

I spent most of my money on boats and beer, the rest I just wasted.

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Response Posted - 06/29/2020 :  07:37:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I currently carry a Honda EU2200iTA1 Companion generator on my Gemini.

Prior to that, when I owned my C25 I had the standard Honda 2000. We used it a few times. But because the C25 didn't have air conditioning, I ended up installing better batteries, an 80 watt solar panel and a 1000 watt inverter. That worked well enough to power a coffee maker, toaster and recharge laptops and other items.

The reason I choose the Honda EU2200iTA1 Companion model, now, is because it has a 30 amp shore power plug. I can use my shore power cord and plug it directly into the boat. After installing a Micro Air EasyStart, it will even run my 12K air conditioner.

Not cheap though. Purchased it online at Northern Tool. IIRC, at the time, free shipping and had a 100.00 gift cert for other items.

Davy J

2005 Gemini 105Mc
PO 1987 C25 #5509 SR/SK
Tampa Bay

Edited by - Davy J on 06/29/2020 07:51:18
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Response Posted - 07/04/2020 :  16:20:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Honda EU2000 that works very well. Portable and is quiet enough for me. Has the Eco setting so it runs the speed that is required for what you are powering and not any higher. There are many knock offs now that are just as quiet and are not as pricey as the Honda.

Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound

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Response Posted - 07/05/2020 :  04:21:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by islander

There are many knock offs now that are just as quiet and are not as pricey as the Honda.

Or as reliable...the Hondas are worth the extra $$$

Tom Curran
1981 Capri 25 Hull #110 "Dirty Debbie"
1985 Watkins 25 "Comfortably Numb"
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