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  • Occupation
    HGV Instructor
  • Boat Name
    Resolution Lady
  • Boat Location
    Aalphen an der rijn
  1. Gen sets can have electric pumps as they were introduced for enclosed generators, due to ozone causing deterioation to the rubber diaphrams of mechanical liftpumps. I was told this by a dutch vetus main dealer. I concur with your view about onan gensets, a very quiet piece of kit, particularly when fitted with halyard exhaust systems.
  2. I dont know for thornycroft, but the usual time is every 200- 250 hours for many manufactures of marinised engines. when we did a lot of inland french canals etc & the boat was underway for 3 months, I use to do an oil service at 6 weeks. engines were 2x mercedes benz om314. (a direct injecion 4 cyl diesel of 70s build) oils today are of a higher standard hope that helps