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Old 06-05-2017, 05:56 PM   #1
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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, 08:36 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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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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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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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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