Generator placement on houseboat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by rsimon, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. rsimon
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    rsimon Junior Member

    In another recent discussion it was brought up that the location of my generator placement (on a shelf-like platform inside a weather proof enclosure box) may permit CO fumes into the cabin. I looked into some way to divert the exhaust fumes down and away from the area (since the platform and enclosure box is bolted on to stay and the generator will be located off the transom there.) The exhaust extension can divert the fumes down and away through a discharge tube as shown in this link: http://s1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd377/projecthouseboat/idea for generator exhaust extension/

    What do you think?
    Rog
     
  2. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    That will certainly work as long as the flexible tube doesn't deteriorate and crack, so it has to be stainless steel, not aluminum.
     
  3. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Best noisemaker location is in a soundproof box , trailed behind in the dink.

    Solves most problems really well .Fire Noise Stench Vibration.

    A small Honda (3KW) hanging from a davit comes close.
     
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