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Champion Genset experiences?

Discussion in 'Generators' started by MountainGuy, Oct 4, 2016.

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  1. MountainGuy

    MountainGuy Member

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    I have a small sailing boat with an aux electic engine. I thouhgt about expanding my radius with an mobile gen set, if I end up somewhere without electricity... (and no wind). Do you have any experience with the Champion mobile gen sets? Sepcially the smaller ones, 1000/2000W?

    thx
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Portable gensets in that size, Honda is the way to go.
  3. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    +1 on the Hondas
  4. baltimore bob

    baltimore bob Member

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    Get a Honda. A few extra bucks but well worth it.
  5. Seadreams1973

    Seadreams1973 New Member

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    Honda is great.
    I will ad my nomination for Yamaha as well.
    Bulletproof in my experience.
  6. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Yes, Yamaha is just as good but better parts availability and resale with Honda. Also can link 2 2000 watt Honda's together.
  7. DOCKMASTER

    DOCKMASTER Senior Member

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    I have a Yamaha and it has been great. Certainly can't wrong with a Honda either. I also have a friend with one of the newer Champions and he loves it. It is within 1 or 2 db of the sound level of the Yamaha/Hondas but was about 40% less cost than my Yamaha. It really boils down to what your most critical factors are: cost, reliability, sound level, etc. If the added cost is not a big factor I would go Honda or Yamaha.