Cheap chinese generators

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 16:23
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Hi all,

I thought i'd let you all know about my $300.00 generator. Used it for the first time last weekend and ran it at night for about 10 hours over 2 nights. It never missed a beat and it's about as loud as my idling vehicle. We only had it about 5 metres away and it never bothered us. We ran our fluoro lights off it and I ran my Waeco off the vehicle battery. Big Mistake!!, on Sunday morning I had a flat battery and I thought i'd give my jumppack a go but although fully charged it couldn't start the diesel.

Ah cheap chinese generator have battery charger. Hooked it up and 1.5 hours later we were away. If that didn't work it was about a 10 km walk to the nearest property through sand, so I reckon the generator has paid for itself already.

Time to reassess getting a dual batttery setup ao that I don't flatten the battery freezing my fish again.

Cheers

Macca
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 17:07

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 17:07
Ok give us a description of the fish - how many species, how big/small, what did they taste like and where did you catch them. Describe the beach/river/estuary.
(Think I need to see the sea)
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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 19:05

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 19:05
Hi Macca,
where u get the generators, sound pretty good to me.!!
cheers steve
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Follow Up By: Macca1 - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 20:42

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 20:42
Hi Ruth,
Well where do I start. We went to Bornholm beach near Albany , South West WA, The track in & out is great 4wdriving and we were down to 10lbs to get out. It's a beautiful beach about 2kms long which has a reef from one end to the other.
There was about 20 Silver bream, 20 herring, 1 flathead, 1 skippy and a 5 kilo salmon. I'd send you a picture but don't have a scanner to scan the photo. Like my old man says "they were that big the photo weighed 5 lbs"

Steve,
I bought the gennie from the local Thftylink hardware store.

cheers

macca
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 20:59

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 20:59
Nuh, Macca, can't find it on my map. Gosh it sounds beautiful - sand must have been soft to be down to 10lbs. The fishing was great - but I have never heard of a skippy. Never caught a herring either - must have been a small hook. Thanks for that great description - sometimes I just yearn for that sea smell.
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Follow Up By: Macca1 - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:40

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:40
Ruth,
Go to bushtrax.com and have a look at the section on Bornholm, it gives you a bit of an idea.

Macca

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Follow Up By: Macca1 - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:42

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:42
Ruth,
Go to bushtrax.com and have a look at the section on Bornholm, it gives you a bit of an idea.

Macca

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Reply By: Steve from Albany - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 22:06

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 22:06
Hi Macca,
We don't fish Bornholm much these days. That bloody sand dune is a pain. Either side of Bremer is the place to go. Much better fishing. Give it a shot.

Regards
Steve.
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Follow Up By: Macca1 - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:33

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:33
Steve,

I used to go to Bremer a lot when I lived in Albany but noW I live about 100kms of Perth and go Back to albany to catch up with the parents. Considering going back to Bremer for a break later in the year. The dunes out there are great fun.

Macca
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:50

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:50
Thanks, Macca, great site - maybe someone will pay me to research the rest of the beaches of Australia. That beach reminds me of being up Double Island Point Beach on the full/incoming tide and having to a beeline up the King's Bore Road, not much room to move and can't get a run up.
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Reply By: lizard - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:49

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:49
A mate of mine showed me an ad for cheap generators from primarypriced.com ... $400 for a 2 kva ...... any body know about these - 2 kva would run my van aircond .....
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Reply By: Ross - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:47

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:47
Sounds OK, Maaca but you were only running a fluoro light so you didn't reall load it much---still, for $300 if it goes then you have value.

Ross
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Reply By: Blackie - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:50

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:50
Those small generators are currently at our local Bunnings for $198.00
Mildura that is.
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 19:03

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 19:03
Sydney too
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