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Old 13-09-2012, 07:50   #31
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Re: Marine Diesel and a strap on generator

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It looks like you have a lot of room forward of the engine... see my previous post about using a universal jointed shaft from the front of your engine
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Old 13-09-2012, 08:27   #32
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Re: Marine Diesel and a strap on generator

Boracay, Have you looked at the Victron range of charger/inverters, I have a friend who runs a 1.8 model and it charges the batteries and runs TV,washing machines etc. As for belt driven genny's the belt drives are a continual source of problems so why not fit a hydraulic pto pump to the main engine and it will drive anchor winches, bow thrusters as well as the main genny. The main boat diesel running on light load will be comparable cost wise with a genny running on a heavy load.
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Old 13-09-2012, 09:55   #33
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How about this? I've used them before on oilfield equipment, if they stand up to that abuse they'll work for your needs.

http://www.meps.com/products.html

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Old 13-09-2012, 10:18   #34
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Re: Marine Diesel and a strap on generator

Doesn't Yanmar offer a drive engine/genny combo? I wonder how well they work. I see you already have yours but I was just interested in this alternative.
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Re: Marine Diesel and a strap on generator

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It looks like you have a lot of room forward of the engine... see my previous post about using a universal jointed shaft from the front of your engine
Theres a door in-front of that now, probably about 200 - 250mm of space
Plenty of space on top though.
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How about this? I've used them before on oilfield equipment, if they stand up to that abuse they'll work for your needs.

MEPS // Products

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That brand hasn't been but similar product has
Thanks
Now can I get them in Oz
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