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Old 11-28-2006
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We are currently trying to decide on the best way to serve our power needs:
( family of 5 on a 50' sail) we are considering watermaker and dive compressor options along with a power source to support all this
Our latest search draws us to "next generation) 8kw UCM 3-80 generator Does anyone have any information on this generator
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I have not used the generator you mentioned, but have used a Fischer Panda and a Mastervolt. I would give both of them high marks, with the Mastervolt being better. Not the answer you were looking for, but if you are comparisson shopping, just a thought.
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I've had a NextGen 3.5KW AC generator for past two years. Good build quality, the Kubota engine is reliable and easy to find parts for, and service from the dealer has been excellent.

The ONLY complaint I have has to do with the way they mounted the raw water pump on my model: the removable face plate is located only about an inch away from the engine block. Checking or replacing the impeller for this pump is a real chore, involving removing the belt cover, then unbolting the pump so you can reach its cover, etc. Hopefully, the model you're looking at is better in this regard.

Otherwise, a fine generator.

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