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Here is an update for you. The insurance company is cutting a check today and sending it to my house. I now have to decide if I really want the new Generator..... I will get the new generator.
That was quick. Are you going to replace it with the same?
Westerbeke 8.0 is what was priced out. The Kohler is cheaper however from the reading I have done it runs at a higher RPM. They also say it is louder.
What likely started it was water. Rain, humidity, whatever- We had a Winnebago a few years ago, and if you drove it in the rain, the generator would start itself. But my favorite story is when I changed the ignition switches on my flybridge right after we bought the SkipperLiner. The same night it rained, and the starboard engine started itself up... scared the bejeezus out of us! And while I was trying to figure out how to shut it down, the port engine fired up! All because the cheap ignition switches got wet and closed the circuit to the starters...
1988 SkipperLiner 53x14
1995 Tracker Party Cruiser 32 *for sale*
2003 Chaparral 260 SSI
2000 Allegro Bus 40' DP
One of the pleasures of owning a boat... there's always something to fix!
After reading a few other posts like that, I started putting my engine in reverse after shutting down. It won't crank in gear.
One of my engines has a hot weather dieseling problem, I always shut it off in gear.