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Generator Upgrade: Replacing a Westerbeke 12.5 KW with a Northern Lights 6 KW in a Bayliner 4788

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    Generator Upgrade: Replacing a Westerbeke 12.5 KW with a Northern Lights 6 KW in a Bayliner 4788

    We just published our post (and two videos) on our big generator install project, and our reasons for picking a 6KW Northern Lights to replace the original 12.5KW Westerbeke in our 4788.

    The new generator is half the size and half the weight of the old one, and it frees up a ton of storage space under the cockpit.

    Here is the post:
    http://www.technomadia.com/2018/08/b...bayliner-4788/

    Videos:
    https://youtu.be/9q5ffQlhCR4 -- The Overall Project
    https://youtu.be/RbfX8gL2Ft8 -- Bayliner 4788 Generator Removal Process

    Cheers,

    - Chris
    Chris & Cherie - www.technomadia.com
    "Y-Not" - 1999 Bayliner 4788
    "Zephyr" - 1961 GM PD4106 Vintage Bus RV Conversion

    Full-Time nomads since 2006.
    Now spending half of each year slowly doing the Great Loop in our 4788!

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    You will not be unhappy with your choice!

    I put in a 9KW Northern Lights back in 2011 and have been 100% happy. It works perfectly after around 800 hours of use, and it’s extremely quite.

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA

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      #3
      Originally posted by ksanders View Post
      You will not be unhappy with your choice!

      I put in a 9KW Northern Lights back in 2011 and have been 100% happy. It works perfectly after around 800 hours of use, and it’s extremely quite.
      Hello Kevin,

      9KW is the lowest I would have gone as well if I intended to run the AC/heat units on the boat. Even here in NY we ran all 3 many hours to keep the boat both cool and dry mostly on AC but in the transition months we did run reverse cycle heat as well.
      Great to hear it works well for you...
      Northport NY

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