I purchased an Aqua Marine My-T-Gen in August of last year. I did not get the watermaker option as I had recently installed a Spectra Cape Horn system earlier in the year. The My-T-Gen replaced a Westerbeke
8BTD genset that worked fine but leaked oil
badly. The Westerbeke
also used almost a gallon of diesel
per hour so I sold it to a mechanic
I only have about 17 hours on the My-T-Gen but it has been running fine and does output a full 150 amps/hour at 12VDC. Getting it installed was another matter. What I didn't realize nor was it made clear to me is that the My-T-Gen is a kit. The alternator
was mounted to the engine
but that was about it. The water
pump">raw water pump (12VDC) and the coolant
pump (also 12VDC) were in their respective boxes. The heat exchanger
was in a separate box. The instrument panel (I ordered full instrumentation) wasn't wired. The wiring
harness was too short and there isn't an extension available - I had to extend the harness myself (good thing I have a cable stretcher! Just kidding . . . ). There were no motor
mounts that came with the unit and I found some great stainless steel
ones but they were $40 each. I had also ordered an optional high-temp/low oil
pressure shutdown solenoid but it required diodes that didn't come with the unit. The wiring
diagram that came with the unit was not only lacking in sufficient detail but was wrong in some cases. Dan, the owner of the company, was very helpful in providing tech support and did send me the diodes at no charge but the solenoid still doesn't operate correctly. The system needed an electric fuel pump
but I had to buy one of those locally as I did the fuses
for the fuel pump
and water pumps. I reused my old Powerline regulator
which still works great.
All in all, I think the generator will give me many years of trouble-free service
. However, I spent an inordinate amount of time putting the thing together, one because I'm anal about so many details but, two, because there was so much to do.
makes a 12VDC generator but it sells for over $9,000. The My-T-Gen was about half that without the extras that I had to buy. It probably wouldn't have been any contest if my time was worth anything (it isn't) but I had difficulty in finding any good feedback on the Fischer Panda
Fair winds and calm seas.