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Old 02-06-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Here is a question for the think tank... My 2900SE does not have an genset so I intend to put 2 6v golf cart batteries/inverter so supply enough power for the long weekends out on the water (I have a wife and 2 kids onboard so you get what Im saying). I also have to purchase an onboard charger. I was looking at the Guest charger that also has an Alternator module on it that will provide a charge out on the water when the engines are running. So Maxum owners here is my question; what kind of out put is provided from the alternators on the 4.3L engines on the 2008 Maxum 2900SE. I know the alternator already charges the 3 batteries that comes with the boat. Is there enough juice to supply the alternator module to the golf cart batteries? Or if there is a better way other than what I am currently considering?
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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well..i tried to answer my suggestion on another thread....but here's another idea...instead of doing all of that....some guys here in the pacnorwest will just get a honda 2k genny and strap it to the swim step....run it when you need to do some stuff or the admirable needs to fire up dinner in the microwave....and then shut down...it will plug right into your shore pwr and run thru the switch board onboard the boat....when your done..just shut the main braker and secure the genny....it will charge the house batt's and run the ac for awhile too....most people that use them swear that's the way to go....


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Old 02-12-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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i read about others doing that with the Honda as well, but personally dont know of anyone who has. I inquired on line about it and read some warning about electrical shock due to the unit not being grounded. Would you have any concerns with that?
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none....the unit is internally grounded and I know several people that run theirs all the time....
not an issue...it's the same as having a genny installed on your boat engine bay....the 3 wires that attach to your ships pwr will work being plugged into your honda.....heck...there's alot of rv'ers that run them with no issues....so...there should be no worries about running a honda on your swim step....


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Old 02-13-2010, 01:14 AM   #5
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Thanks SP, I will consider that option. Those Hondas are a lil pricey. Is there another Generator out there that is equally as good but a lil less?
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:30 AM   #6
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not sure since I have a built in Kohler genny....maybe a little more pricey but they are the best and quietest....
I'd definitely go with the honda...


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Old 02-17-2010, 04:54 AM   #7
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I purchased my Honda 2000 year before last and I've been quite happy with it. I usually tie up to a dock so I chain the unit to the dock and run it when I need additional power or to recharge my batteries. The Honda was the quietest unit I saw as well as the lightest for the amount of power it produced. Even so, I have been asked to turn it off so it wouldn't bother another boater while they were having dinner on their aft deck. It also seems to struggle when I am running my microwave. I paid about $895 for it with free shipping out of California. I can't remember who the supplier was but I ordered it out of an RV magazine. By the way, it also works well at keeping the batteries charged when I am dry camping in my RV.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:01 PM   #8
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Thanks to all for the insight.
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I paid about $895 for it with free shipping out of California. I can't remember who the supplier was
Bought mine last Spring from Mayberry's , about $890. incl. shipping.

http://www.mayberrys.com/honda/gener...ls/eu2000i.htm
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:30 AM   #10
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Well after hours of research I purchased a Yamaha 2000. Basically due to having a Yamaha dealer near bye, if the gen does need serviced for any reason it will be more accessible. Everything I have read put Honda and Yamaha on the top as far as gens go. I will post my review on this product after this summer. Hope SP is right out the units being internally grounded. LOL
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