3500 portable generator

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Capt.G, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Ky Tundra

    Ky Tundra Member

    43
    Sep 5, 2017
    Kentucky
    1989 Sundancer 340
    Twin 454 Mercruisers with v-drives
    Thanks Frank. I have read the thread. My point was we all need to be careful.
    I'll just move along.
     
  2. aerobat77

    aerobat77 Member

    335
    Aug 12, 2014
    germany
    2006 240 DA Sundancer
    5.0 MPI / Bravo III
    hi frank ! i have read it but i do not panic . when we consider only the worst that can theoretically happen i think we really should not go boating at all since we may blow up and sink .

    using a genny gives the risk of being co poisoned and not using it gives a risk of a heart attack due to heat inside the cabin because no airconditioning .

    when you anchor the wind puts the stern downwind naturally and so the fumes away . you have co detectors , you do not use it overnight ...

    there is an opinion that putting a honda on a swim platform is the most dangerous think you can do while boating , i agree there might be a risk but i would not panic so much.
     
  3. Blueone

    Blueone Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    831
    Jan 24, 2007
    St Clair Shores, Michigan
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I think the point everyone is making is to know the risks of the thing your about to do... not everyone knows all the points Frank makes. In the end its up to you to decide what to do and that's easier if you know what could happen if you run with scissors :)
     
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  4. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
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  5. aerobat77

    aerobat77 Member

    335
    Aug 12, 2014
    germany
    2006 240 DA Sundancer
    5.0 MPI / Bravo III
    so when i read the document correctly any kind of co poisoning during boating is such rare that it is not even mentioned in the statistics . now take away other sources like main engine / marine genset etc and we see that the probability of death from a honda is about like a meteorite hits our boat .

    both thereotically may happen .
     
  6. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    A self inflicted "meteorite"?
     
  7. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Isn't anything that happens to you in a boat "self inflicted"? After all, it is a choice to go boating.
     
  8. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    Can somebody please stick a fork in this thread. For those who are enjoying it, I'm sure that a similar discussion will pop up again before this boating season winds down. The theme of this thread is starting to sound a lot like "Ground Hog Day" ... it just won't go away!!
     
  9. Blueone

    Blueone Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    831
    Jan 24, 2007
    St Clair Shores, Michigan
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Fun fact..... 20 people in the last 100 years have been hit and died from meteorites .... not sure if they were holding scissors and standing still or not :) .....
     
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  10. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    The real question is...were they on their boats with a portable generator when they were hit?
     
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  11. aerobat77

    aerobat77 Member

    335
    Aug 12, 2014
    germany
    2006 240 DA Sundancer
    5.0 MPI / Bravo III
    they got hit in the very moment they pulled the starter rope of the honda - as a punishment from heaven
     
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  12. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    "It's déjà vu all over again."

    Rest in peace Yogi...
     
  13. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    Then there is this:

     
  14. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer
    2X 454 w/ vDrives
    Wouldn't that be lovely running beside you in a quiet cove! I guess eventually they would be asphyxiated and it would run out of gas so you could have some peace and quiet.
     
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  15. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    Hell I only made it 2.5 min and I killed the noise.

    Thank you Woody I will read that tonight
     
  16. Capt.G

    Capt.G Member

    30
    Apr 14, 2018
    sundancer 300 2005
    5.0 mercs bravo 3
    Ok a lot of input on safety but people who die of co on a boat with a portable gen. Sounds to me they didn't have co detectors or worse they disconnect it
    This is not the gen. Fault it's the owners .common sense goes along way. The co detector on the boat is wicked sensitive just backing up sets it off.
    I think there should be a thread about co detectors and safety and leave the portable gen. Usage/connections etc.
     
  17. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    That's the nice thing about this site. You can start any thread that you want. Go ahead if that is what you want.
     
  18. Capt.G

    Capt.G Member

    30
    Apr 14, 2018
    sundancer 300 2005
    5.0 mercs bravo 3
    This was about using a portable gen. And it turned into co issue
     
  19. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    Don't that beat all?
     
  20. Capt.G

    Capt.G Member

    30
    Apr 14, 2018
    sundancer 300 2005
    5.0 mercs bravo 3
    It's the same problem no solution.. ya I know... don use them. If a portable or factory install they both produce co
     
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