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Old 06-23-2015, 02:57 PM   #101
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Funny...I live on a boat so I can change locations based on seasonal changes.

That's the smart part....

Working on the boat for many of the waking hours....not so smart...
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:27 PM   #102
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Funny...I live on a boat so I can change locations based on seasonal changes.

That's the smart part....

Working on the boat for many of the waking hours....not so smart...
To us boats are dual purpose. First, they're boats and we love being on them, moving across water. Whether it's a lake, river, or ocean, we love it. Second they are vacation homes. Not one vacation home in the same place all the time. But one day here and the next day there.

Now we could fly everywhere and stay in hotels, but that's no fun for us. Goes back to part one. We love boating.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:17 AM   #103
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I look forward to the day that my boat has air conditioning and a generator big enough to run it. Someday.

Meanwhile this cracked me up:
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Though I'll bet some anti-genset'ters own diesel heaters that make gensets sound like purring kitties....gimme a break for the "who me?" crowd...
Our diesel heater is incredibly loud. We are in the very last slip at the end of a covered dock and you can hear that thing blowing (it's the exhaust that's so loud) pretty much the minute you walk down the ramp. It's not AS BAD anchored out but people notice it and ask what the noise is. I've never even thought about not running it. Granted if it's that cold there are usually not that many people around.

Now when we weren't there and our CO alarm went off all night (bad battery) we heard about that one from our slip neighbor.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:21 PM   #104
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Carolena II is our first boat with a generator. Heat index here was over 100 yesterday. We use it! However, we do tend to run it to cool the cabin in the evening, shut it down with fans on over night, and restart if I wake up hot or when we get up and are ready to make coffee. That is only becuase I worry about it running while I'm asleep (not becuase of CO, but more worry about something breaking and me not hearing it). When we had our sailboat, if a generator bothered us, we'd move. We would often raft with firends in powerboats with generators, then move at bedtime. I will say that gas generators are much more anoying than the sound of a diesel, particularly if it has a water separator exhaust like ours, and the little Honda types when they are running an AC and not in eco mode are the worst. But, who am I to complain about people using what they want . . .
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I will say that gas generators are much more anoying than the sound of a diesel, particularly if it has a water separator exhaust like ours, and the little Honda types when they are running an AC and not in eco mode are the worst. But, who am I to complain about people using what they want . . .
First time I heard one of the Honda generators we were waiting for a bridge opening and had no idea what the sound was at first. We had two engines running and one generator and we heard it loud and clear over them. On the other hand if I was anchored and he anchored in the same area with it running, I'd tolerate it and keep smiling. To me it's what the person has and needs to use. I'm not going to get upset about it.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:55 PM   #106
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I agree that a Honda at full throttle is annoying, but at low or mid range RPM, they're tolerable. Same for my Honda 2 HP outboard. Run it at full throttle and it's very annoying. At half throttle, it ain't so bad.
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At half throttle on one side of my trawler and 50 feet away on the other side...my Honda 1000 it isn't even audible above normal ambient noises.


If you strain....and the wind dies, people stop talking, cars disappear from the road a 1/2 mile away....you might hear it if your hearing is good.


At 100 feet you would have to have complete silence and perfect hearing to hear it.


If on the same side where the sound reflects...yes...out to a 1/4 mile and you probably can hear it.


Again....standing there in fron t of it is annoying like a lot of sounds...try to mask it at all and it starts to dwindle fast.
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At half throttle on one side of my trawler and 50 feet away on the other sid..try to mask it at all and it starts to dwindle fast.
Isn't that the thing we all do with distracting noises? Figure out a way not to hear or diminish. Mask it. I've been in very nice hotels in the room beside the elevator and recall one where on the weekend the night club (including an outside portion) was open until 2:00 AM and loud. Each of these was just for one night and easier to tolerate than try something else.
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Isn't that the thing we all do with distracting noises? Figure out a way not to hear or diminish. Mask it. I've been in very nice hotels in the room beside the elevator and recall one where on the weekend the night club (including an outside portion) was open until 2:00 AM and loud. Each of these was just for one night and easier to tolerate than try something else.
I guess?????

I think many with gensets do care what others think, feel, hear.....

My point is that those that think Hondas are all that annoying probably have never heard some of ours...just the ones that were not "masked" all that well....
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I guess?????

I think many with gensets do care what others think, feel, hear.....

My point is that those that think Hondas are all that annoying probably have never heard some of ours...just the ones that were not "masked" all that well....
The one I referred to was sitting on the swim platform. They seemed to be a nice young family that was quite new to it all.
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I agree that a Honda at full throttle is annoying, but at low or mid range RPM, they're tolerable. Same for my Honda 2 HP outboard. Run it at full throttle and it's very annoying. At half throttle, it ain't so bad.
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Our diesel heater is incredibly loud. We are in the very last slip at the end of a covered dock and you can hear that thing blowing (it's the exhaust that's so loud) pretty much the minute you walk down the ramp. It's not ...
HEATER? We rely on sweaters and blankets.


By the way. What is the typical BTU output of a human?
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Noisy and expensive!
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Noisy and expensive!

Now now, these young'ins ears don't think she's too noisy. Expensive yes, but we get our money's worth out of her.
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... Expensive yes, but we get our money's worth out of her.
That's what counts.
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HEATER? We rely on sweaters and blankets.


By the way. What is the typical BTU output of a human?
Yeah you two are at home if it's REALLY cold. Lol.
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not to mention a LOT more fun!
I never will understand the rowing thing.. I have a perfectly good 10' Zodiac with a 15hp 2 smoke Yamaha and a 12' Avon with a 40 hp Johnson.. there is no such thing as too fast or too much power in a dinghy


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not to mention a LOT more fun!
I never will understand the rowing thing.. I have a perfectly good 10' Zodiac with a 15hp 2 smoke Yamaha and a 12' Avon with a 40 hp Johnson.. there is no such thing as too fast or too much power in a dinghy


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He looks like he's enjoying himself. Many enjoy rowing when conditions allow. A lot of people carry Kayaks along with them.
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Generator etiquette ?

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not to mention a LOT more fun!
I never will understand the rowing thing.. I have a perfectly good 10' Zodiac with a 15hp 2 smoke Yamaha and a 12' Avon with a 40 hp Johnson.. there is no such thing as too fast or too much power in a dinghy


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Oh yes. We spent a couple days with anchored out with our friends with a N72. It had 18' Nautica tender with twin 60 yamadogs. It was a blast, they even let me drive it!

I like being able to cruise to explore at 25kts after getting to the main one with the big slow boat. So a moderately fast tender is a must have.

This is our second bigger one we tow. It's the bees knees!
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