Anybody familiar with Kipor generators, such as:

Kipor Sinemaster Quiet 2600 Watt Portable Inverter Generator

Ran across a nice thread on the OrigamiBoats mailing list (welded steel boats) discussing some of the problems people had experienced with the fairly common small Honda generators and recommending the Kipor. I was thinking of going with the Honda, but these might just bear checking out.