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Old 04-25-2018, 03:07 AM   #1
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Default 2500 On Board Generator

Hi everyone,
Looking at a 2500 Maxum 2002 boat for the family (wofe and kid) coming from a striper 2100 outboard, and one of my main issues is not being able to turn the AC during our beach time.

Is it possible to install a onboard generator in the engine compartment? A local mechanich says if we swap for a smaller water tank he has room for that? A portablr gen is not an option for me.

What else would you recommend?


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Old 04-25-2018, 03:22 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! You don't say why a portable genny isn't going to work you but that would be the easiest and most economical way to keep that a/c working on the beach. You would be spending a lot of money for that genny to be installed in the engine compartnent. Anything is possible. How much do you want to spend?


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Old 04-25-2018, 03:55 AM   #3
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We boat in a very congested area. Lots of jetski, small boats, alot of movements, my kid is 3 years old. I would not like to be moving around a gen, or into and baxk to the house.

Since Iím buying I dont have a busget issue, I would qoute all availble option and would evaluate then.

What do you recommend?
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:31 AM   #4
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If you don't want a portable genny then what the mechanic offered is the next option. Typically you don't see onboard gennys until you are at 27' and up but doesn't mean it cannot be done.

You are looking at the cost of the genny, cost of a small water tank, cost for thru hull for the genny, plus installation of it all.
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