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Frank and Melanie Scalfano

Aside from the consideration that George mentioned, there is the safety factor with gasoline powered generators--namely CO poisoning. Even if it is on the lazarette, that does not mean that the exhaust will not find its way into the cabin. I have done some reading on the subject, and generators are probably the number one cause of CO poisoning on boats. I have seen air-cooled portable diesels, but the ones I am aware of weigh over 300 lbs. I think the water-cooled engine compartment generators would be preferable, but they seem to be pretty pricey. I was considering a generator to power an air conditioner and possibly a refrigerator.


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