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Old 02-06-2011, 15:00   #1
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Genset Questions

Hi folks, Greetings to all:

It is time to decide on a genset for my boat. I have good pricing for Fischer Panda, but I am a bit reluctant due to the consensus over high RPM gensets. I would like to read some opinions from those who have them for a long run. Is it a good buy or should I stay away from them?

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Old 02-06-2011, 15:32   #2
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Re: Genset questions

do a google search F P is not well reguarded do you research now save you headaches later

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Old 02-06-2011, 15:46   #3
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Re: Genset questions

I replaced my ancient Onan Genset with a new BetaMarine unit and it has worked very well for the last 6 years. See: Generator Beta Marine US Ltd. Distributors for Kubota based marine diesel engines and generators for sailboats, yachts and trawler boats.
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Old 02-06-2011, 17:11   #4
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Re: Genset questions

Fernando, Take a look at the NextGen . Much less expensive, much more reliable and much less maintenance intensive. Chuck
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Old 02-06-2011, 18:49   #5
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Let me paraphrase a guru from boatdiesel: The F-P is so overengineered that simple failures cause big problems. Stay away. NextGen is good.
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Look at Entec West. Great 4 kw simple generator

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