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Old 16-03-2021, 19:19   #1
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Spring Starter for Westerbeke Diesel

Has anyone experience with a wind-up spring starter for a small Westerbeke diesel? I have a Westerbeke 46, and I would like a way to start it if the battery is flat. I have seen CGstart and Kinetco advertising on the Web. I would like to hear about any experience, positive or otherwise.
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Old 17-03-2021, 01:13   #2
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Re: Spring Starter for Westerbeke Diesel

I've used them on Detroits. Spring starters are common on remote generators and oil field equipment. The starter needs to be accessible and clear where you swing the crank. They last a long time without problems, but expensive. It's cheaper to have a battery just for starting.
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Old 17-03-2021, 03:46   #3
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Re: Spring Starter for Westerbeke Diesel

Ive not seen too many boats with room around the engine to operate a spring starter.
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