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Desiel Generator suggestions

After completing my power usage calculations, I have decided to purchase a generator. I am leaning toward a 7.5 KW or similar size. The generator would need international support since I am planning on cruising around the world in 4 years.

Any thoughts on a make and model

Thanks in advance,
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Just stick with a low RPM style unit - 1800RPM units are great. The noise level is generally better than the higher speed units (like the Panda) and they are rumored to have longer lifespans due to less wear due to the slower speed. The one downside is that they are larger than their higher RPM counterparts. After a lot of research, we installed a Northern Lights genset and it has been wonderful. The runner up was NextGen who now makes a mid-speed 2800RPM compact genset.

Panda has many very loyal customers, but I have not heard great things about the quality of their sets or their repair programs.

One recommendation - we installed a water separator for our genset. There is a below the waterline water exhaust and an above the waterline dry exhaust. As a result there is no splashing water from our exhaust when our genset is running. It was fairly cheap to install, not complex, and takes up very little additional room (although it can require an additional above the waterline throughull for the dry exhaust). The nice thing is that when we're on the hook we can have a neighbor 100ft away and they can't tell we're running our generator (we put it in so we didn't bother people when running our genset). The downside is that you can get soot marks around the dry exhaust so you have to clean the area more frequently.
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Our boat came with a Mase 7.6kw (1800rpm). It is very quiet, has a remote start and will automatically shut down if you forget to open the through hull or the seawater simply stops flowing for any reason. It will also shut down if low on oil.

That said, we had to replace the remote start switch, after 5 years, since the plastic parts broke. When I called Mase Northeast, they almost sounded like they couldn't be bothered. Now I'm looking to order a supply of consumables (zincs, impeller, filters, etc) and a couple of part numbers are no longer available (according to internet ordering sites). I am going to try to call Mase again today.

Other than the parts, we've had good experience, so far.
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I would favor the 3 cylinder Kubota diesel to power the generator. Numerous choices, but I've had great success and support with my Next Generation 7KW. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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