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Old 10-12-2015, 08:14 AM   #1
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Generator as "Get Home" power

As an offshoot of the "Single vs Twin" thread:

What does it take to make your generator also serve as a Get-Home engine?
Seems this would be a cost effective way to add the capability but you still have a common shaft/prop.

Assume a larger genset for one.
Hydraulic pump or a belt drive of some sort on the propeller shaft?

If this is your only genset and you increase the size, how do you manage it wrt loading it properly for normal use?
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