Originally Posted by RKsailsolo
I am new owner for Jeanneau
349 with similar issues regarding insufficient documentation. On top of which NextGen was my generator
of choice for new installation
until I read this....will research
A64; please confirm your experience as positive. Would you buy NextGen again?
I would and expect to, thing is priced to where I believe when it does wear out, if it's still being made that buying
one without the sound shield and just replacing it may make more sense that an overhaul
You have to remember, Nexgen doesn't build much, they assemble parts, like most everyone else, Jabsco
pump, Kubota motor
, I forget the gen head
, but you get the idea. I think the little motor may last longer than most suspect, it is a one lunger, but it's a ball bearing crankshaft, I don't know why it is, but ball bearing cranks as long as the oil
is most clean really don't wear very much.
It is cooled passively though or actually by thermal siphon, no fresh water
pump, relies on convection to provide water flow. Only thing I can see where they really failed was the bilge
blower hose they supplied, that was below standard.
I believe that with frequent oil
changes and attention to cooling
airflow, that the thing may go 5,000 hours?
I went for the light weight, small size and low price
point, it is I don't think even comparable to a Northern Lights
or similar, but way better than a pair of Honda's.
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