Originally Posted by hat4349
I have a Kohler 20kw that I run every time I go out and if I don't go out run it for at least 1/2 hour on Saturday morning under a regular load on the boat. In the past 8 years I have replaced the thermostat and changed the oil every year. I think if you use it regularly you will get longer life out of it.
We live aboard but usually go out twice a month, I don't want a dock queen and I believe my diesels like the gen set need to be used.
Yes that is true......Most Onan's and westerbeke's will go 4-5,000 hours if taken care of. Northern Lights can go 20,000 hours if used all the time.