I just stumbled onto your notice of Panda problems. I have a Fischer Panda Genset on my HR39---apparently original equipment (this boat is a 2000, and I am the second owner). The engine has about 400 hours on it. I am not presently aboard, and do not have the model, but think it is a 4000 (?)
I recently started it up for the first time this year, while at anchor in a remote spot. It was not charging the batteries. I finally, and belatedly opened the ship engine bay, where the Genset lives, and water was pouring out of the bottom of the pan. Bilges were full, bilge pump came on, etc., etc.
Subsequent checking showed no apparent hose breaks or loose clamps. I suspect leaking in the generator cooling jacket, and probable fried generator. The boat is in British Columbia, and the nearest dealer is about 65 miles away in Sidney, BC.
I am wondering what my next move is. Do I have a mechanic remove the set and ship it 1) to the service dealer, or 2) ship it to PF in the US? Do I try to locate a local technician who might effect repairs? Or, do I punt, and write this thing off as a lost cause? In any event, I expect this is going to amount to a couple of Boat Bucks.
Any advice you can supply will be greatly appreciated. E-mail is email@example.com