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    Default Kohler 6.5CZ Installed in Cruisers Elegante 297

    This past winter I installed a Kohler 6.5CZ that I rebuilt in my boat. This older Kohler's size is a bit large when compared to newer gensets and required re-sizing my fresh water tank. I had to remove a section from the port end of the water tank to make room for the genset. Here are a few pictures after the install.

    The genset is installed on the port side near the front of the engine room while the water lift muffler is installed on the port side at the aft end of the engine room.

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    In these pictures you can see the new weld on the corner of the water tank.

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    Default A few more pictures

    Here are a few more pictures of the install and of the Genset itself.

    Exhaust location port side rear
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    Muffler installed port side rear as well
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    Closeup of muffler, notice the looped exhaust hose to prevent backflow.
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    Removed genset to repair an oil leak so here are a few more pics.

    Genset mounts to the white 4x4 blocks, they were sealed in fiberglass then painted, the blocks are mounted to the bilge. The black pad is a sound reduction pad used in many air conditioning installations.
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    Genset with drip pan removed, front view.
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    Rear view.
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    End View
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    Lower front view.
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    Bottom View
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    Motor End View.
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    Carburetor Area.
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    Last edited by TimG; January 22nd, 2011 at 17:34.

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