More research today on generators. I wanted to see what a quiet one with electric start might cost. Originally I fancied an Onan 3.6KW petrol inbuilt one. In the USA I saw a price of under US$2,800 which equates to under NZ$3,600. However the price in NZ was about double that at about NZ$7,300. Sounds like they’re the ones to get if you win Lotto, but meanwhile back in reality land …. Once more I have little idea of what I need, but like the sound (or lack of it) of the Hondas. The EU20i looks like a cute little unit, but I don’t like the idea of getting cold to have to start it. So the EU30i is beckoning to me and trying to seduce me with electric starting. I suppose this can be done from inside. I saw somewhere there was a remote control option possible. So far I haven’t figured out why you’d want to be able to start it up from 100m away, but I’m sure there is a reason. It’s almost double the price, for 50% higher output, with a bit less noise. It is about as economical as the smaller one with a bigger tank, so longer time between filling.
Tomorrow is night class on website development. We might even learn how to do links and photos. That’ll be fun, and would mean I could jazz up the site a bit.