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Old 04-25-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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I just got a 19ft carolina skiff and I am fired up. I took it out last night for a ride and the draft is amazing. It has a jackplate and I can run the outboard in about 7-8 inches of water and just float in about 5 inches.Now I need some input on what generator to get or not to get. I know the hondas are good but they sure are pricey. Thanks
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:03 AM   #2
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Pricey but worth it, go for the honda. There is a place in New Jersey I think that will ship you a 2000 for around $950 all in. Have used one for years without an issue, awesome. Congrats on the new boat!
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I agree with the honda,hard to beat them and the yamahas.Pep boys has a 2000 watt honda knock off that is a really nice generator for a few hundred less then the honda cost.The store on mobile hwy usually has them.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:15 AM   #4
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thanks 38bat. finances are short right now and I am trying to find a cheaper one that will atleast get me throught untill I can afford a honda.
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We ran a Coleman powermate 1550 last year, and it worked fine, just a hell of a lot noisier than the Hondas. Posner has the Hondas, for about the same price as your online special, except you are doing business with a local vendor and have a face to speak to if theres ever a problem!!

Dont forget the belly rail, its one of those things that once you have fished with one you'll never go back!!
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:22 AM   #6
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Stay away from the Honda Knock offs. I think Kipor is the brand, POS. I would save money by grabbing a used one you can find cheap and then upgrade to the honda. I too have a coleman and it has worked fine. Once you try the Honda though you will never go back. Super quiet.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:53 AM   #7
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I have one of the honda knock offs from pepboys and havent had any problems with it at all! i fished with MR when he first set up his boat and his honda sure is quiet...then i set mine up and used the powermate that my dad had and it was just a little too loud...even with it set all the way on the back end of the boat. now i have the inverter and its NICE! i havnt been running the knock off for very long but have not had ANY issues with it so far (knock on wood). i think new they are $700. lot more then the colmen but less then the honda and just as quiet i think.
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Here is some i came across awhile back,they look like some good prices and most are free shipping to the door.

http://duropower.com/index.asp?FID=17&level=1
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FlounderAssassin (4/25/2008)I have one of the honda knock offs from pepboys and havent had any problems with it at all! i fished with MR when he first set up his boat and his honda sure is quiet...then i set mine up and used the powermate that my dad had and it was just a little too loud...even with it set all the way on the back end of the boat. now i have the inverter and its NICE! i havnt been running the knock off for very long but have not had ANY issues with it so far (knock on wood). i think new they are $700. lot more then the colmen but less then the honda and just as quiet i think.
is that knockoff inverter just as quiet as the honda version?? i love those inverters but the hondas are just tooo expensive and i want the quietness.
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Congrads on the Skiff! :clap

I'm running a Yamaha Inverter...I love it! Very quiet and easy on the gas.
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