The following are suggestions for where to store and run your Honda generator: I use my Honda 2000 in the same way as everyone else, but store it differently. I made a starboard shelf that i attached to the starboard aft locker lid. I replaced the existing hinge screws with longer ones to secure the shelf with no additional holes if it did’t work. I keep it attached with a bicycle cable lock to the back stay and the railing. I run it in the same position. No fumes and less noise inside the boat. It doesn’t budge in rough weather. This is the generator sitting in place ( taken yesterday from my dink in B.I.) You can see the bicycle cable that holds it in place. The shelf (next email picture) was made from a scrap of starboard that I had. It was not quite wide enough so I
The Honda 2000 generator has gotten a lot of discussion on the site particularly as it pertains to powering the boat’s AC units.¬ I wrote a previous post describing my early experiences with this and¬ gave mixed reviews.¬ I had no problem powering the stern AC unit but did have difficulties with the 16,000 BTU main unit. This year, I installed a Dometic¬ SmartStart to the system and have had no issues running the main AC unit now. http://www.dometic.com/enie/Europe/Russia/Products/Marine/Marine-Leisure/SmartStart-Soft-Starter/ The SmartStart lessens the initial amp draw of the AC unit as it starts up.¬ I give this solution a strong recommendation if you expect the Honda to power a large AC unit.