Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow
Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
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You can get one from Seapower Marine in the UK for £425 + VAT (20%). http://www.seapowermarine.co.uk
I have enquired about getting a discount for ordering several, and also to see if the VAT is not applicable for non-UK residents (which I believe should be the case).
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: 18 October 2019 06:02
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow
From the local Onan dealer we were quoted $1600, still pretty crazy.
The internal geometry of the part is complex, with a partial water jacket, and they are typically investment cast. There is a shop that will make the molds, but they need a part to cut open so they can measure and duplicate the internal geometry, and it takes a minimum of 8 weeks. If we could find an old one, we'd start that process while ours is still limping along.
We were lucky--this time--that the salt water spray from the leaking elbow didn't hit anything fragile or important. It could easily have soaked and destroyed our battery charger, or the electrical end of the generator. We do not consider JBWeld to be anything other than a very short term emergency repair to be made right as soon as possible, however that is done.
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
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