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Old 06-05-2017, 06:56 PM   #1
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Question Generator suggestions

I have a year 2000, 3700 SCR. The Westerbeke 7.2 gas generator is dead and parts are hard to come by. Any suggestions on another brand of generator for a replacement (Koehler, Onan, etc.)? Thank you in advance for your thoughts.

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Old 06-05-2017, 09:36 PM   #2
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We most always tell owners of gennys to stick with what you have because if you change brands the money you spend could buy you a new boat. I suggest you find a dealer in your area and talk to them about what you want and the problems you have with yours. Weterbeke is a known maker of gennys around the world I find it hard to believe there is a parts problem. There you go.....

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Old 06-06-2017, 11:52 AM   #3
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Yeah, what's dead about it? My quicksilver was "dead" when I bought our boat, but turned out the reason it wouldn't turn over was the push button breaker was bad! Replaced that and fabbed a new exhaust and she's good. The older quicksilver generators really do have parts problems...
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:08 PM   #4

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Kohler seems to have the largest market penetration. If looking for parts and certified technicians, that is a good place to start.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:14 AM   #5
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I have a 7.3 Kohler in my 35. Almost bulletproof apart from the odd impeller change which only takes a few minutes. Parts readily available. I think they are a converted Japanese motorcycle engine.
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:35 AM   #6
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My Westerbeke 12.5 took a dump with only 490 hours. I had recently bought the boat so it may have been the prior owners contribution. I changed to a 12 Northern Light because its simple and less to go wrong. Had the duel start station installed.

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