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Author Topic: Portable Generators  (Read 316 times)

Online yari

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Re: Portable Generators
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 09:11:18 PM »
bo- don't forget about the yamaha outboards. i've been very happy w/ the 2 i've owned. one met it's demise on a reef on a LOTW trip, but that was of course my fault. that was pre-gps mapping on my boat
Yari I've owned three bass boats over the years. I've had two Rangers one with a Johnson and the other with a Mercury 150. It had two built in 12 gallons tanks and it really like the gas. The fishing trip I go on every year to Lake Oconee is for seven days. The Ranger with the Mercury 150hp two stroke would burn 12 to 14 gallons of gas each day on the water. Wide open it would run 68 MPH and I'd make runs of about 20 miles each day.

Now I've got a Triton with a Yamaha 115hp four stroke. It has a 30 gallon gas tank and will run around 57 MPH. On the same trip I'll fill the boat up and fish that lake as I always have for the seven days and will return home with a quarter tank of gas. The Yamaha four stroke has really impressed me over the years and the saving just on gasoline has made the extra cost of the four stroke well worth the money. It very quiet and the performance is amazing. I'll never own another outboard motor that's not a Yamaha or four stroke engine. Yamaha also makes boats the G3's are welded aluminum and very well made. Metalman has one with a 25 four stroke Yamaha on it, awesome little fishing rig. Yamaha has their act together on anything they make! I'm a huge fan...

57 mph w/ a 115hp? i have a 115hp on my 1750 crestliner and it tops out about 45mph. i have to believe it's a lot lighter than your triton. is a glass boat that much faster?

i hated the only merc i ever owned. i won't buy another one
My Triton is the TR175 which is 17'3" I have a stainless steel prop on it which will give you and addition 3 to 4 mph. I know a Bass Boat hull design is built for speed and when I'm at full throttle and fully trimmed the back 2 1/2 feet or less is all of the boat that is in the water as I'm riding on the back pad of the hull. Aluminum V hulls are slower by design. I cruise at 45 mph which saves a lot of fuel.  I would think that glass is heavier but hull design has a lot to do with performance.

i've always been told this, but it's hard for my thick skull to absorb this info. there is such a weight difference, it doesn't seem possible. i guess that explains why i'm not an engineer
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Re: Portable Generators
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2017, 08:53:25 PM »
My Honda Inverter EU3000is went toast after 5 years of extremely limited use  @--0--0126

I got it after Hurricane Sandy and only used it to crank it up on occassion to keep ensuring it would work.

Never had to use it for power back up, ever.

$2k down the drain @--0--0126 @--0--0126

I was impressed with  how slient it ran however.

I wont buy a replacement until I move to Florida

I may consider bolting a Generac Gardian for the new home. It needs to handle  a 2,800  sq ft home floor home with all the new electronic do dads ( security system, Nest internal/external Nest Cameras, multiple TVís, wifi, router, chest freezer and 2 back up refrigerators   

I saw the new Honda 7000is with the fuel injection system

I am torn if I should get a Generac just for the Florida home or consider  if I would ever need the portability of the Honda inverter  should I find a hunting camp to join in Florida in  Georgia and need to have power at camp or just rough it and have the non-portable system at home

What say ye?
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Re: Portable Generators
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2017, 11:06:56 PM »
Flint - That doesn't sound like a Honda Generator's that are in our club...Wow, sorry to hear about that!!! But most of our Honda's crank up and work just fine year after year, I would say that we have probably a dozen or so in our club......Yes most of them run pretty darn quiet....and dependable. Metalman's Honda 2000 had a problem but after talking to several Honda guys he got it corrected. I will let him tell you the story...He and Split Toe are the ones that pulls the maintenance. Your Honda 3000 sounds like a problem that Honda should have fixed, maybe you got a bad or greedy dealer??

As far as your house generator, you should size it with the main breaker...if you have 100 amp breaker you size it according. Not all breakers will be pulling juice at the same time and NEC code allows you to size up 125% of rated load. In other words, a 100 amp breaker should be sized 100 amps times 120 Watts which equals 12000 Watts but if you figure about 75% of load, the Generator Size should be size for around 9K Generator. Similar with a 150 Amp House Breaker should sized for about 13.5K generator and a 200 Amp service should be sized up to about 18K Watts.....

I know our Home Depot and Lowes pushes Generac whole house pad mounted generator. If I were you I would look at Yamaha Generators for a portable, we have a 2800 Watt for our Cook Shack and it has ran flawless for a number of years.....we have tried other portables with no luck, they will run fine for a year maybe two then crap out....
Other Generators are Kohler and the new Briggs and Stratton. Are you thinking about a propane or diesel fuel for your generator??

The attached link is from one of my favorite places on the web...Popular Mechanics....good reference article.....Just trying to help here......

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to/a8523/should-you-buy-a-standby-generator-14880060/
 
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Re: Portable Generators
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 07:21:10 AM »
Here is how it went Flint the old Honda 200 was purring along and all of a sudden no power but the motor was still purring. Got up dressed and went out side the power indicator late was on no warning signals going off. Turned it off and restarted no electricity but motor ran fine. Took it home checked the wiring to the receptacle no power. Long story short carried it to the local shop paid them $35 to diagnose, they called said it was working fine ran on load cell for two hours no problem. So I called Splittoe and we rode over to the shop, I asked what had happened they said nothing it worked fine when they checked, alarms started going off in my head. We took it to Splittoe's house and hooked a drill nothing, I was fuming. Loaded her back up and back to the shop. They knew I wasn't happy when I walked in, the generator specialist came over grabbed his load cell and fired her up he got nothing. They had it for a week and finally had to call Honda tech, after several conversations and troubleshooting turns out a small connector from the inverter to the receptacle plate had broken inside the plastic housing and would intermediate connect and disconnect. They had never seen this before, new harness and good as new. Oh and I kept the old one and ordered a new connector disassembled and repaired so now I have a spare.
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Re: Portable Generators
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2017, 09:55:08 PM »
Thanks guys. It did smoke, a white and blueish smoke. Still as the dealers. I had sine a lot if money this weekend to get my Suburban attended to. New calipers, shocks, break linings, change transmission fluids, flush radiatoe. It is a 2002 Suburban with 165,000 miles but I try and keep her alive as I cannot afford the new Suburbans.

I suppose I will but the Honda ue700is when I move to Florida. They may work betterthan putting the big and noisy Generac Generator on my new house. The house will be Approximatley 2,800 sq ft, one floor home, so the Honda eu7000is should be adequate
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