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4788 Genset Removal Overhaul 04 Feb 2008 20:04 #1

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This project started out as a simple repowdercoat of my 12.5kw Westerbeke soundshield. As with all things boating I then discovered that some panels had corroded through, an engine mount had collapsed, (under the raw water pump) the rail underneath that was corroded and the baseboard under that had delaminated! To cut a long story short I ended up removing the genset from the boat and giving it a minor overhaul. At the same time the genset and the genset bay were repainted and the soundsheild and all its components were completely repowdercoated.

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4788 Genset Removal Overhaul 04 Feb 2008 20:34 #2

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I'll bet that makes you feel great. What a difference!

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4788 Genset Removal Overhaul 05 Feb 2008 18:23 #3

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Mike,

Yeh, I smile every time I lift the lid :) only trouble was it made the rest of the bilge look c**p. Actually I did this project a while back and just copied it from the old BOC site in case others want it for reference material.

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4788 Genset Removal Overhaul 11 Feb 2008 21:14 #4

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Been awhile since I spread some new bilge coat around, looking at yours is motivating me even more.
Think it is going to happen right after the spring oil changes are done.

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4788 Genset Removal Overhaul 12 Feb 2008 01:32 #5

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dang if that ain't lookin purrrdy!!!....nice job....:arr arrr

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4788 Genset Removal Overhaul 12 Feb 2008 05:09 #6

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Nice job for sure!!! You really took your time and it shows... nice workmanship!

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4788 Genset Removal Overhaul 12 Feb 2008 05:12 #7

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Hi Ken,
Your genset project looks great, and is up to your usual enviable standards. I wondered if your sound shield was factory, or is it an aftermarket unit?

We have a 8KW Westerbeke, but our factory sound shield looks totally different, and has a fixed base, with the edges of the ends, sides and top fabricated at 45 degrees, which then sort of clip together with rubber bungee straps.

When I purchased our 2001 boat (in '04), the shield was rusted so badly, I had a new top made from powder coated aluminum, made with a slight peak to shed water. At the same time, I powder coated the rest of the panels (galvanized steel)

Less than 4 years later, the steel panels are all rusting and look shabby again, and although the sound deadening works well, I'm reluctant to buy a new one at over $3000 based on the poor durability of this unit. The 'bolt together' unit that you have look much sturdier - any ideas?

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4788 Genset Removal Overhaul 20 Feb 2008 06:41 #8

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Thanks for your great comments guys...
much appreciated!
Rob, my soundshield is totally factory except that it was originally painted red. The trick with powdercoating is to get it done straight after sandblasting. Steel starts corroding pretty much straight away. After I had all the panels sandblasted, 2 of them were so badly corroded that I decided they needed replacing. I chose a local fabricator to copy these 2 panels in light gauge stainless steel which were then powdercoated. I have seen a photo of a slip-over noise insulating cover on a genset (can't remember where) which may help to prevent the soundshield from corroding.

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