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    On-Board Generator Possibility? 02(39) Ciera 2655-gctid384451

    I have a '02 Ciera 2655 that I love, and will be keeping for many years until I get a bigger boat. But for now, having to carry around a 3k watt generator and taking up space is a HUGE pain, and I really wish there was any type of possibility of having a built-in (after market) generator installed SOMEWHERE on the boat. Anything is better than having to throw this generator on the back and do all that extra work. I'm willing to pay for some type of on-board make shift generator install. Is there ANY way this can be done? Has anyone tried it?

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    Bueller.........bueller.............anyone ???????

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    " WET EVER "
    1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
    mmsi 338108404
    mmsi 338124956
    "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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      #3
      pretty sure I have seen gennies on these before, spendy but they do make some nice quiet small foot print gennies you could install.

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        #4
        When I bought the 2452 I have, I found n area under the deck below the pilot seat, which was saying to me "put a genny here".

        So, back in '02 I came up with a 3KW,gas, Onan, waterlift muffler, sound shield, "shore/genny switch" a monitoring panel (idiot lights to tell you why it won't start), the wiring and hoses for install for about $5200, and thats doing all the labor myself.

        I bought a Honda EU2000i. It weighs about 50#, is relatively quiet, and will run the fridge, air, and battery charger all night.

        Of course, if I want to run the ater heater, or stove, they have to be run alone. However, its a small price to pay.

        I run mine either on the swimplatform, or onthdeck in the walk thru, with the genny pointed outward.

        Inside the cabin, with the door closed, the air coming out of the vents is louder than the genny.
        Captharv 2001 2452
        "When the draft of your boat exceeds the depth of water, you are aground"

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          #5
          check out westerbeke's web site..they have a few small boat gennies that are pretty awesome...I had one on my maxum and it was seriously quiet and smooth....miss that genny cuz it was so quiet...

          http://www.westerbeke.com/Products/p...ing.aspx?id=23

          :arr arr

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            #6
            We use a Honda E2000 tied to one of the grab handles on the swim platform on our 2355. That runs the ac for over 15 hrs on its 1 gallon gas tank.

            But I had a friend who installed one of the 3kw westebeke units in his 2655. there's a guy around here who would put in a Westebeke for me, but we've never bothered with it. I think it weighs around 150 lb. But hey it does run off the boats main gas supply.

            DonM

            '97 2355

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              #7
              jaywoodz wrote:
              I have a '02 Ciera 2655 that I love, and will be keeping for many years until I get a bigger boat. But for now, having to carry around a 3k watt generator and taking up space is a HUGE pain, and I really wish there was any type of possibility of having a built-in (after market) generator installed SOMEWHERE on the boat. Anything is better than having to throw this generator on the back and do all that extra work. I'm willing to pay for some type of on-board make shift generator install. Is there ANY way this can be done? Has anyone tried it?
              Here is the same boat (hull) you have (disregard the blue hull) just a little newer year. Note the genset pic. Approx cost to put that in including genset is about $7K;

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                #8
                A small O/B Marine generator may be possible, but you'll need to talk to an installer who has done this before on a 2002 Ciera 2655.

                I'm not sure why you are referring to this as an After-Market. The boat builders do not manufacture generators, so any O/B Marine generator will be made by one of the major companies, and when installed at the factory, they are OEM, but not built by the OEM.

                Westerbeke offers a very compact, 165 lb. 3KW generator.



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                  #9
                  some type of on-board make shift generator install.
                  This is the part of the original post that raised concern in my mind.

                  When the term "make shift" is used, the first thing that come to my mind is "mickey mouse"

                  As mentioned, I also would recommend a Honda EU2000I

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                  " WET EVER "
                  1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
                  mmsi 338108404
                  mmsi 338124956
                  "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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                    #10
                    I don't recall the layout of the bilge on the 2655, but it's probably the same as my 2455 was. I've seen a generator on that boat replacing the water heater. It was a 3k unit, one of the newer ones with a catalytic converter (no CO) and super-quiet. He said it was $7k installed.

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                      #11
                      Oh, and then he had a tankless water heater which is much smaller.

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                        #12
                        seapuppy wrote:
                        check out westerbeke's web site..they have a few small boat gennies that are pretty awesome...I had one on my maxum and it was seriously quiet and smooth....miss that genny cuz it was so quiet...

                        http://"http://www.westerbeke.com/Pr...ing.aspx?id=23

                        :arr arr
                        What's the price tag on one of those? The site didn't say.

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                          #13
                          msd58 wrote:
                          Here is the same boat (hull) you have (disregard the blue hull) just a little newer year. Note the genset pic. Approx cost to put that in including genset is about $7K;

                          http://"http://www.gumtree.com/p/for...ry-item-full-7
                          That's a nice runner on the swim platform.. I wouldn't mind one of those!

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