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Old 12-19-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Generator for maxum 2700 se 2004

I want to install a genertaor for my boat , need your recommendations
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Old 12-19-2019, 04:21 PM   #2
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A 5Kw will be a tight fit. Most of the small 3.5Kw are diesel. Kohler made a 3.5Kw gas, but I don't see any new. I found one used on eBay. Westerbeke makes a 3.5Kw gas.
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Old 12-19-2019, 04:29 PM   #3
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I know it might be a silly question but the mechanoc here claims that he can't find a place that fits the generator on thr boat and that the water tank is very large and occupying the sapce entiteled for the generator does this make any sense and where is the exact space i can install it keeping in mind that our power supply in Egypt is 220 v
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Old 12-20-2019, 12:35 PM   #4
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Makes sense to me. I know that on my 2900 the layout was different if you had the generator or not. I don’t have the generator, as such the water tank is where the generator option would have been installed.
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Old 12-20-2019, 02:23 PM   #5
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I can't recall ever having seen a generator on an express with an 8'6" beam. When I had a 2800 (9' 9" beam), one would have fit on the port side where all the batteries are, but that would have left me with the project of relocating the batteries.

We used a Honda 2K for many years.
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Old 12-25-2019, 02:20 PM   #6
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I have a 1994 2700scr now and we use a portable generator. I will be upgrading to the new Honda 2200 this year which will power everything on my boat.

On this size boat I believe a portable gen is the best option. Losing engine compartment space to a mounted gen wouldn't work for me.
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Where do you secure the generator? Is it safe to operated overnight?
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:06 AM   #8
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While not in use, I bungy mine to the large shelve over my waste tank starboard side engine compartment.
When at anchor or tied to bouy I typically run it on the swim platform for short period only.
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Thank you so much, that was my thought. Have a great season!!!
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Be sure to have a carbon monoxide detector in the cabin if you run a gas genny of any kind. Don't run it overnight, just for short periods as Moon River states.
Also, anything stored in the engine room should be run out of fuel before stowing. Genny, small outboard engines, etc all have vented fuel tanks that can fill the ER with fumes. Then you go boom if something sparks.
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Old 04-01-2020, 02:24 PM   #11
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Another reason to ALWAYs run your blowers prior to starting engines. I've gone so far as opening the engine hatches to vent on hot days.

Side note, I've seen these cool shock or stabilizing pads to put under the generator while running on the swim platform (they kind'a look like thick noodle material, but flat).
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