generators

Submitted: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 08:03
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Hi All
I know,people either have a love/hate relationship with generators.I know there are some National Parks you can't use them but there are also some you can use them in.I would like to know if people use them what do they use.I am especially interested in diesel ones as a lot of us tow with diesel veichles.What is the noise like compared to the petrol Hondas.
Thankyou Greg G
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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 08:05

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 08:05
Onan range is costly but ultra-quiet. Strongly recommended.

I'm giving a seminar on motor generators (and another on making solar worek in caravans) at the CMCA Casino Rally on Wednesday 21 May. This will also the published in the CMCA Wanderer magazine.

If still seeking info after that date I'll happily post the article on this site. It has a number of surprises!
Collyn
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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 08:06

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 08:06
Thanks for the great input, Collyn. I'm trying as far as possible to think in terms of Maring (Stink Boat) fitout. Many years ago we did a 2 year design project on a high-speed Aluminium cat (75m). I concluded that performance & reliability don't come cheap, especially if you have an eye for the weight/strength trade-off. (I'm just waiting for some Mega-Dude to be the first to order a BT in Aluminium, Kevlar & Carbon fibre. Then you could tow a 21 footer with a WRX - wouldn't that be a sight! Well, maybe not quite, but you get my drift.) Anyway, my long-winded point is that redundancy and consistancy are key contributors to the package. If you have a nice Diesel Donk in the locomotive (and a sexy little Diesel turbine heat exchager thingy, Bob?), it would seem strange to me to have to lug around that nasty, dangerous petrol stuff as well. My interest is in the probable weight/price penalty, but, hey, most of you paid the piper on the vehicle engine, so why not the Gen as well? I'm sure there are apropriate powere outputs available, but beyond that I'm sure we would love to hear your thoughts on the subject in greater depth, Collyn. Looking forward to your words of wisdom, Bear-Huggingly Yours Griff
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