Have Diesel Gen Set, wanna trade for gas model?

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by speakrdude, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. speakrdude

    speakrdude Active Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    2002 Sea Ray 340 DA
    Raymarine C80 Tri Data
    twin 6.2 MX MPI
    The PO of this boat (88 300 Weekender) put a Diesel Gen set in this boat. I Had the engine completely rebuilt. Runs like a new one.

    However, the boat has twin gassers and having a seperate diesel tank eats up may space for a water heater. (And I would prefer to install a water heater for the new owner)

    Anyone have one they want to trade or make me an offer so I can buy a gas model.
     
  2. fc3

    fc3 Just another eclectic geek TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 12, 2006
    Northern NJ
    1999 Sea Ray 330DA
    Twin 7.4 MPI (310 propshaft HP) V-drives
    Twin Mercury Marine marinized 7.4L L-29 V8s
    Cast iron block w 4-bolt mains
    Also, diesel gensets are not ignition protected since usually there are no gasoline vapors on diesel boats. It's unsafe to install a diesel genset in a gas boat. You are making the right move by trading it.

    Best regards,
    Frank
     
  3. speakrdude

    speakrdude Active Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    2002 Sea Ray 340 DA
    Raymarine C80 Tri Data
    twin 6.2 MX MPI
  4. phoenixhotrods

    phoenixhotrods New Member

    72
    Dec 6, 2010
    canada west coast
    1987 searay 270
    2 350, 260 alpha ones
    How much do you want for your genny, have you had any exp with solar genny's. We have used one for a year now and would never look back.
     
  5. Tony Clark

    Tony Clark Member

    44
    Mar 18, 2009
    Scotland UK
    330 Sundancer
    Garmin 3010C
    Garmin Radar
    AIS
    2 x Steyr 246K41
    246 HP Turbo Diesels
    Velvet Drives
    16.5x15x4 blade NiBrals
    Speakerdude

    I have a Westerbeke 4.5 kva 3 cal petrol genset in my boat and although I have had a separate tank made to supply it with petrol (as I have repowered the boat with twin Steyr turbo- diesels) I would still prefer the diesel option for logistical reasons, but here is the rub, I am in the UK and we would have to ship each way DOH !!!

    However if you are keen then I could look into costs

    Over to you

    regards

    TC
     
  6. speakrdude

    speakrdude Active Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    2002 Sea Ray 340 DA
    Raymarine C80 Tri Data
    twin 6.2 MX MPI
    I wouldn't think it would be cost effective.
     
  7. John Leyden

    John Leyden Member

    43
    Jul 7, 2017
    New Port Harbor California on my Mooring
    Sea Ray 340DA (Anna Mei II)
    Was 310 HP MPI --> Twin full 454 Mer-Cruiser 400 hp "Gas Aspirated" Less to worry! Works for me!
    I have one needs work All apart But most there!
    Call me!
     
  8. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    7 year old post
     

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