Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Instal AC / Genset on Santorin


Stephen Davis
 

Our boat came with an 8kw Fischer Panda installed by her previous owner in 2005. This would not of been my choice, but with that said, it has been a reliable generator. We had 1100 hours on the clock in 2014 when we purchased Aloha, and @ 1350 now. Other than routine maintenance, I've had a hose develop a pin hole leak, and broke the alternator/water pump belt due to old age. 

My 8kw Fischer Panda has a very reliable 2 cylinder Kubota engine, but the Achilles heel of these generators are the overly complicated electronics...German Engineering? I have 6 large capacitors in a control box, and I do carry a full set of spares. So far, no issues with any of the electronics. From the best I can tell, the 4kw FP with a Fairyman diesel seems to have most of the issues, but my 8kw, not so much. 

If space is a big issue, your options are more limited, and the FP is one of several small options. Rumor has it, that FP has cleaned up their act, and improved the reliability in recent years. If space is no issue, I'd probably pick a Northern Lights generator. Of several generator techs I've spoken to in recent years, the Northern Lights seems to be their favorite for simple reliability. If I should ever have to replace my FP, I would pick the Northern Lights. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Carriacou

On Oct 20, 2016, at 06:22, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

According to a German marine friend of mine, a Panda is like buying headaches.


No one needs them.


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007.



On 20 Oct 2016, at 11:05, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning,
Are you happy with your Fisher Panda?
All the people I met that own one (including a Fisher Panda dealer) complained about it… mainly once you exceed 1000 hour it stop working or repair are not worth it…
Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 10/20/16, rossienio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Instal AC / Genset on Santorin
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 2:45 AM


 









Good morning Trevor. A Fischer Panda genny (4KVA)
is installed in EARENDIL over 10 years. It has direct
cooling (sea water) and this creates some problems. Try to
put one with heat exchanger.









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