Since we will be taking the generator with us sailing we thought it would be a good idea to set the generator up for marine use. I originally got this idea from the crew at Sailing Totem. We disassembled the housing and painted all the screws with a Rust-Oleum spray paint. We used a high heat paint for the exhaust that is rated up to 1200F. For the electrical components we used Boeshield T-9.
The whole project took about an hour and a half and only required 3 tools, not counting paint. A 10mm, and 8mm wrench along with a Phillips head screwdriver are all that is required for the WEN generator.
I have a bit of travel for work coming up, but hopefully I'll be able to get out on the water soon and let you know how the generator does at powering up our boat. In the meantime you can check out our video on the generator preparation process.