Installing the generator took Doug about a month - a very big project and it is great to have it behind us.
The generator: A Kestrel Marine Diesel D/C Generator purchased from The Watermaker Store has had a long life - without ever being used:
- 2004: Steve and Ana purchased the generator and quickly put it in storage
- 2007: We purchased it from Steve and Ana and quickly put it in our storage
- 2008: Departed from USA, so stashed the heavy beast in the aft head - and promised to install it as soon as we get settled in Mexico
- 2008 - 2010: The generator traveled (in the aft head) from San Francisco, Cabo, La Paz, Mazatlan, La Paz, Santa Rosalia, San Carlos, and back to La Paz (again) and all points in between!
This required rebuilding our exhaust system (and adding a new one) replacing our old fuel lines, integrating with our Yanmar engine, building the infrastructure, and lots of trips to the local marine stores!
After all of that, it worked within minutes of turning it on. Pretty amazing that it worked, but also that Doug figured it all out. I married well, didn't I?
A Very Happy (and tired) Captain Doug!