The unit should be securely fastened to a strong, stiff, platform.
The platform should be marine grade plywood of at least 1" in thickness.
Two 3/4" sheets, glued and screwed together are ideal. Anything of a thinner
character will result in vibration of the platform and create noise in the boat.
The platform should be supported by stiff structural members secured to the vessel.
Additional vibration mounts between the generator and the support system are not
required, and in fact may add vibration noise due to sympathetic resonances
between the mounts. (Lag bolts have a tendency to work loose. We recommend thru
bolts if possible.) There are four mounting holes in the base of the unit that
will accept 3/8" fasteners. Do not drill additional holes; the base is also a
drip pan and its integrity will be destroyed. The angle of installation should be
zero degrees, unless approved by Entec West, Inc.