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Old 08-02-2011, 12:38 PM   #21
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RE: Gen Set Min. Size ?

You do understand that oversived means it can out produce a smaller one? What your saying is that a generator that heavier constructed so that it can handle higher loads will go bad quicker by not producing its rated load thus running cooler etc. Please please someone explain this to stupid ole me.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:17 PM   #22
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cd30ketch wrote:You do understand that oversived means it can out produce a smaller one?
But what if the smaller one too big?

Is it still undersized or is the right size oversized?
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #23
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But what if the smaller one too big?

Is it still undersized or is the right size oversized?
Can you get around that if is *circumsized?
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:22 PM   #24
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:04 AM   #25
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Gen Set Min. Size ?

When I installed an interior in our boat , at a mooring, I installed a 4KW OHNO.

It worked but with no cruising use for it , today I believe the battery powered tools would do as good a job.

They could be charged at home , or for the amount of actual drilling , cutting et all, the 85W solar could charge them easily.

This is because the tools are seldom (if ever ) used on a cont basis, drill a hole , cut some wood , sand for a better fit , min not hours of use.

The 1500W --$200 inverter could handle any tools that require more power than a 18V batt., like a few min of plainer time.


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Old 08-03-2011, 11:01 AM   #26
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RE: Gen Set Min. Size ?

hmmm, me more confused now
lots of twisted tongue talk
i am guessing most trawlers smaller than 45 ft, really dont need more than 5kw gennys, even with a/c.
but if ya' gotta run a couple of large screen tv's while using the stow, the microwave, the hairdryer, the hot water heater, the coffeemaker, the fridge and the a/c comes on at the same time, ok at this point even the breakers at my house would fold..
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i am guessing most trawlers smaller than 45 ft, really dont need more than 5kw gennys, even with a/c.
You are guessing correctly, IMHO.* Less than that if they live comfortably on the dock on a 30 amp cord.
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