...... to pull the trigger on buying
a new genset. I am so conflicted though. I'm genuinely stuck between essentially three choices for my size/weight constraints.
Nextgen 5.5kw 2 cylinder running and 2800rpm
4.5 kw 2 cylinder running at 1800rpm
5.5 3 cylinder running at 1800 rpm
I plan on installing the new genny in my lazzerette where the old one was, but I will have to modify it a lot (cut the floor out and lower it 4 inches into the rear cabin
, thereby lowering the ceiling height over the bed)
The nextgen is the smallest and I might be able to fit it in the lazzerette without the sound shield on its own without the need to do an modifications to the fiberglass/cut floor, which is a huge plus on its own. ( I plan on making the entire lazzerette a sound box to mitigate the noise
, but I have my concerns with the higher rpm
2 banger. )
I have never heard the difference between them so I don't know how much it will make a difference in vibrstion/decibles. The westerbeke
is the biggest and would require the most fiberglass
modification to get it into the locker, and it is also the most expensive option, but I could run it the most probally with the fewest issue... I think?!?
The phasor I would still have to lower the floor to fit it in height wise, but it's much less longer in length so it wouldn't take as much room,,,, annnd runs at 1800 sweet rpm spot....
The thing is, I use a lot of power when I'm editing videos, running ac's, my wife's watching movies/cooking ect. Ect so I am concerned about continually using the next gen at 2800 rpm's.
I don't want to be changing oil
every 50 hours. Or run into maintaince issues...I want to change oil
every 150 or 200 hours if possible. And I plan to rack the hours up.
So, wise forumn members, based on what you know of me, or don't know, what would you recommend and what experience with either of these models does anyone have?
See photos below for what I'm working with.
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