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1989 43 generator replacement

Discussion in 'Post Yacht' started by Barney Hauf, Oct 9, 2017.

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  1. baltimore bob

    baltimore bob Member

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    Plan B's engine is locked up....no complaints, just my bad run of generator luck continues!
  2. Capt Ralph

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    Sound shield?
    My project has requested a sound shield.
    Seminole, Lake or Orange county?
  3. ReelPlumber

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    Orange County in Winter Park near Fairbanks and I-4
  4. Capt Ralph

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    Gad, Where I feared most; In the middle on I-4.
  5. dennismc

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    I had our local sheet metal shop make me a sound shield for an older unit I had, was great, could dictate access panels etc, plus extra sound deadening and air circulation. Price was less than factory..YMMV
  6. Capt Ralph

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    I have a design of my own but if a cheap box could be available at a bargain, then; it could be a bargain.
  7. Capt Ralph

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    Bob
    Plan B locked up? Fixable?
  8. baltimore bob

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    Maybe fixable, I won't have time to find out before I get my knee surgery. I've been without a generator this long, such is life.
  9. Capt Ralph

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    Darn surgerys always get in the way. Hare it when that happens.
    Get back on your feet safe and well.
  10. Capt Ralph

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    8kw update.
    I'll be posting the same gen set tonight in the For Sale thread.
    New motor mounts installed.
    Never installed or run since it's removal above.
  11. baltimore bob

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    I still need one.
  12. Capt Ralph

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    It's the same one.
    Finally back at my desk. Pictures coming soon.
  13. Davidoc

    Davidoc Senior Member

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    Morning Ralph, do you know the approximate hours on it? After reading the thread, it sounded like the electrical generator front end was working fine. Just the engine needed a fix.
  14. Capt Ralph

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    Please re-read post #1.
    There are 2 or more gen-sets disused thru this thread.
    Nothing wrong with the unit sold to me.

    Please see new thread for details;
    https://www.yachtforums.com/threads/onan-8kw-mdkdb.30438/
  15. Barney Hauf

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    Just wanted to give everyone a real world update on the Phasor 8.5 genset that was the topic of this post when I installed it 3 years ago. LOVE IT! It has performed flawlessly from the time we installed it and now has over 700 hours on it. I highly recommend Phasor.... specifically for it's simple design and lack of potential electronic control issues. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing!

    Just started my new project. Rub rail and teak covering board removal and replacement! Never a dull moment.
  16. cleanslate

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    Mine is the same age as yours 8kw Pancake unit, nice , small and quiet.
    I totally agree with you, mine just runs and runs, no boards, no computer , no lights/alarms, no BS to deal with. Only thing I had to do was clean that facet fuel pump ( i think that's the name) due to my boat's old dirty tank but it's been a year since that last happened. I have 600 hrs on it .
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2020 at 5:41 PM
  17. Capt Ralph

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    Good report Barney. Always glad to hear good news.
    First round on us, when we get down there again.
    Stay well and safe.