Originally Posted by hooverbill
There have been some deaths in the houseboating world by exhaust getting trapped either under the over hanging hull of the boat, or by boats beening rafted up too close together. They recommend the exhaust being extended to the roof line.
There have been alot of deaths on houseboats
but for more reasons than just the generators, the engine exhaust as well.
I am very well versed in this topic and have spent thousands (yes thousands) of hours on the subject, because my only brother died CO on a houseboat. Tis now the standard 2010 that all houseboats (new) come with a CO safe generator (99.3% co free). I only wish RV's would make CO safe generators. That will now be my new mission is the RV industry, but trying to gather death or incident related info will be more difficult in this industry.
But as for your initial question, yes it's dangerous. We have vented ours to the roof. But let me tell you when we have been in an RV park and a gasser pulls up next to us and turns on the gen, we move out. My Mother will not bury another child from such a preventable death, knowledge is everything.