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    No questions just yet, but the Silverton has a 4kw Westerveke, which is now in my fathers basement. It will be getting a freshening up, and bench testing before she goes back to the boat.
    '84 Silverton 34' T/270s.

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    Is 4kw going to be sufficient? That's not a whole lotta power; if my math is correct it'll only give you around 25A (at 80% load) and I don't think that's going to go too far... Of course I could be WAY off base here too.

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    I have a nice westerbeke gauge panel and harness off an 8kw diesel I had planned on putting on ebay soon if you need one.

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    Good deal, I don't have any experience with a Westerbeke so I will be good to see it. While you have it out take pictures from all angles so we can see the components.
    ~ on the hook ~

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    Honestly, I saw the 4kw and thought it would be a bit undersized. However I have seen similar sized units on other boats and hear they work alright. I honestly don't see it being used all that much, but having it will be a huge plus. Not to mention I'm selling the 29'er without one and every single person has asked about a generator.

    I will grab some photos of it in the shop. I did take the flame arrestor home, bent it back into shape and started the cleaning and potentially polishing process. We also removed the old wood supports below it, rebuilt andf painted them. With those out, we scrubbed and cleaned the bilge underneath it.
    '84 Silverton 34' T/270s.

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    I do know those 4kw westerbekes are like a pot of gold, hard to find and expensive when you do if you are trying to buy one.
    ~ on the hook ~

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    I would certainly love to have a genny of any size... It's on the wish list! My budget certainly doesn't allow one right now with all the other work, hopefully in the future though. Curious to see the process and end results!

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    I found a CL ad for an Onan (6 or 6.5kw mabe), asking $200, and the photos she looked complete... I missed it, went to call that night and it was pulled.
    '84 Silverton 34' T/270s.

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    Thats how I ended up with my Kohler. It was basically a give away that would run but would not produce electricity. I worked on it for a few days to discover it was an $8 capacitor.....score!
    ~ on the hook ~

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    Tim, I was thinking of grabbing it, and then putting the westerbeke in the cruisers. If I wasn't ambitious enough, I would have just included it in the sale!
    '84 Silverton 34' T/270s.

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