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lnglindsey
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I'm looking for a portable power source, just in case we stray too far from home and run out of juice. Anybody our there have experience with these?  


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Admin Bill
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Good question!

A 2,200 watt Honda portable generator will put out about 15 amps @ 120 volts and is rated at 3.7 hp.

Is there a rating visible on the charger in the boat?

Bill

 


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Grant
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We have a folding paddle. 😉 

Seriously, you could mount a kicker outboard to your transom, as many sailboats do.  Or instead of a canopy, you could install solar panels.

My motor has a toothed gear as well as a double belt sheave.  I've mused over the idea of rigging up a small engine with a corresponding chain cog that could be used to drive the one on the electric motor.  It's not high on my to do list.

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lnglindsey
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Admin Bill
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Please let us know how it goes.

How many batteries have been installed on your vessel?

Bill

 


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cjohansen2002
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What is it? Brand?


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Rob
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@lnglindsey  Okay, so enquiring minds want to know ----- did you get this, what specifically is it, where did you buy it, and how has it worked out for you as an emergency backup?  

 

Thanks!

 

Rob


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