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GenSet for 2859 15 Feb 2016 23:14 #1

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Some time ago I had inquired about a genset for my 2859. After all the helpful suggestions, I settled on two Honda 2000 which hook together to put our 4000 kw. The generators, which are mounted on the swim platform, supply enough for everything in the boat ie: A/C; two burners on electric stove; AC lighting; and battery charger. Fuel burn time is approximately 8.5 hours per/tank (one gal) on a hot Florida night (80*).
I built a weather and sound shield out of an old Dock Box which has worked well. I reinforced the drop down doors with 3/8" marine ply and glued a waterproof sound absorbing material to the inside. With the padding and the sound going out the stern of the boat, the generator noise inside the cabine and on the aft cockpit area is at a whisper. I also added the same padding between the dock box and swim platform and in the inside bottom of the dock box which all but completely obsorbs all vibration.
I have added pictures of this project to help anyone interested, to understand the construction and design of this project. It works great for us.

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GenSet for 2859 16 Feb 2016 18:31 #2

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Best swim step GEN mod I've seen!
Phillip, you got some mad skills.
Welcome to the club.
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GenSet for 2859 16 Feb 2016 20:48 #3

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Very nice! I have thought of using the two Yamaha equivalent gens we have on our 2855. Are those removable ports on the sides to allow them to breathe/exhaust? Have you run them for long enough to determine if they will stay cool enough while the box is closed?
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GenSet for 2859 18 Feb 2016 02:02 #4

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Thanx for the comment; I always run these with the side ports open. The ports actually draw in cool air and all the exhaust goes out the aft since the drop-down doors allow the generators to be placed to that all the exhaust goes out away from the aft of the boat. I never run the gens with these doors closed; and yes, the generators do stay cool.

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GenSet for 2859 18 Feb 2016 21:21 #5

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That is a great mod. Good job!! How did you wire them? Do you have two separate A/C panels?
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GenSet for 2859 19 Feb 2016 03:30 #6

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Nice job! How much noise will the anchorage have with them running? I am guessing that inside the boat it is pretty quiet.
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GenSet for 2859 19 Feb 2016 03:33 #7

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They are wired directly into the stock A/C breaker panel. Just one A/C panel.

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GenSet for 2859 19 Feb 2016 03:35 #8

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They are wired directly into the stock A/C panel. Just one panel takes up less room.

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GenSet for 2859 19 Feb 2016 03:38 #9

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Upon start-up you might hear a small engine noise at 50ft., however when they are up and running, at 50ft, you wont hear anythink. Inside the cabin is just a light purrrr with no vibration to speak of. If your on the aft cockpit, you will hear them, however you can carry on a conversation without ever having to raise your voice level.

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GenSet for 2859 19 Feb 2016 16:16 #10

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Very nice installation you have a great skill set.
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GenSet for 2859 13 Mar 2016 23:08 #11

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Very nice job, thanks for sharing
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GenSet for 2859 14 Mar 2016 14:43 #12

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:) You have done a very professional job and they really look very nice.
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GenSet for 2859 20 Jul 2016 03:47 #13

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Ok, I've seen this done before, much less "professionally" however.
One thing that comes to mind is - Isn't there a huge risk of water damage/shorting from a wave over the swim step?

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GenSet for 2859 20 Jul 2016 18:56 #14

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Excellent engineering! It blends in well with the boat. Are the Hondas on tracks that when you open the hatch they ride out?
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GenSet for 2859 08 Aug 2016 04:55 #15

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There is a seal around each door and I have not yet experienced any water inside the box. We have logged 2800 + miles since this modification with no water damage.

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GenSet for 2859 08 Aug 2016 05:03 #16

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The track that the gens are mounted on are "Armstrong". One arm lifts the generator and sets it in place. Very simple fool proof and trouble free. Hope this answers your questions.

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