yep you read it right. have our boat in Virgin Gorda BVI and the yacht management co let a mechanic
on board to try and address it. They were too busy to start the generator
and the mechanic
ended up somehow filling the entire exhaust
with sea water
and was coming out the intake which is just above the center cylinder. Couldn't get started obviously and let water
sit there for a few days! by the time i got a call and was able to get a diesel
mech out to the boat the salt
had taken over and the center cylinder is seized in place. Engine
toast. Being a 1986 Westerbeke
there is no longer parts
. Total loss.
8kw genset. 11,600.00 USD.
now to fight with the yacht management program at the marina to get their insurance
info. Otherwise I'm out almost 20k because some idiot didn't know how to start a generator!!! so frustrating 1600 miles away from the boat!!!
im assuming putting in the new version of the westerbeke is the best option though i hear northern lights
makes a great one. But only have a 7kw and a 9kw...