Onan Generator removal
Here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfUXTi_UXn0&ab_channel=SailingSVDelos
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Chris Doucette
Does anyone know if you can remove an Onan Type 7MDKAV-2317
MDKAV 7 kW 50 Hz Diesel out of a later model SM without removal of the
Yanmar engine? If you have done this would love to here your
Not exactly what you were asking for, but hopefully some help nonetheless. Just a couple months ago we removed our MDKD 6.5 KVA generator from our engine room past our Volvo.
Before the lift, I stripped off all the bolted on bits I could. Fuel filter, exhaust manifold, etc. and unbolted it from the pan so we weren’t lifting that as well. It would have fit without all this, but is still seemed a good idea.
We tied a line from the crane hook, down into the engine room so the hook was up and out of the way. A piece of plywood leaned up against the engine served as a skid so it didn’t bounce against the Volvo. Some kind of solid guide on the port side of the cockpit opening would be a good idea to keep the lift line from abrading the engine room insulating foam.
Thera was a LOT of extra room, not a squeak fit at all.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
We've done this three times on our SN which has a 6kw Northern Lights genset. Very easy to do with the ship's halyards and then you can swing it over the dock with the main boom - no boatyard needed.
Cheers, Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL