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    What have any of you 4788 owners done to replace yoir rusted generator boxes? Have you taken it to a tin shop (near Anacortes where we dry dock our 4788). Thank you
    1994 4788 Bayliner ONNA MISSION

    Anacortes, Washington

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    Joni, I'm thinking the brand, model and kw of your generator would have more to do with the enclosure than brand and model of boat it's installed in. I'm trying to figure out what to do for my 8Kw Onan. I found a semi soft cover for mine that may work, but I may also bend my own metal. The generator is just down the list from a few other more important projects.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440


    • #3
      Ours had a couple of holes rusted in the enclosure and looked pretty tired. I took them home, removed the sound insulation and cleaned/ ground out all the rotten metal. I then fiberglassed over the holes. Sanded the covers and painted with rustoleum. I then reinstalled the insulation with some adhesive. Three years later it still looks good and works great.
      2000 4788 w Cummins 370's, underhulls, swim step hull extension
      12' Rendova center console with 40HP Yamaha
      MV Kia Orana
      Currently Enjoying the PNW