generator for 2000 rinker 270

I have a 2000 rinker Fiesta vee 270 without a generator and was wondering if anyone knew how much it would be to install a generator on the boat? I know aftermarket that is just portable is a cheap way but I'd like to actually install one. 
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  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is the wiring already there? 
  • SeaHareSeaHare Posts: 135Member ✭✭✭
    youre looking at $5k-$10k from what I have read in the past
    01 FV 310, 5.7s carbed, B3s
  • JC290JC290 Bolles Harbor MichPosts: 706Member ✭✭✭
    Depending on make of gen and if your wired for it $10,000 is a real close number. 
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,236Member ✭✭✭✭
    yep, around the 10 grand mark.....I have an installed one and wish I had the room below to service the motor...don't get me wrong I really like it and wanted it when I shopped for it but don't use it nearly as much as I thought I would...
  • JC290JC290 Bolles Harbor MichPosts: 706Member ✭✭✭
    rasbury said:
    yep, around the 10 grand mark.....I have an installed one and wish I had the room below to service the motor...don't get me wrong I really like it and wanted it when I shopped for it but don't use it nearly as much as I thought I would...
    whole reason I never put one in couldn't justify the cost for the use 
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,277Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I use mine a lot now that it works. lol. Would nevergo without again. 

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • rinker270nbrinker270nb Posts: 112Member ✭✭
    My 99 Rinker 270 setup for $675, 2000watt on swimdeck w/ shorepower cord and pigtail.  Only long days and hot days.  We don't overnight on the hook much.

    http://www.costco.com/Smarter-Tools-2000-watt-Parallel-Capable-Inverter-Generator-with-Yamaha®-Engine.product.100121916.html
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,230Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would recommend a Westerbeke 3.0. Small low rpm quiet and very easy to install. We just installed another one of these in a 27 Sea ray total install price came in just under $7,500.00
  • JC290JC290 Bolles Harbor MichPosts: 706Member ✭✭✭
    Al is that with sound shield too?
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,230Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Westerbekes run half the speed of a Kohler which makes them much quieter.  No need for a sound shield. 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quiet like my diesel
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,230Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quieter.  And easier to start. 
  • JC290JC290 Bolles Harbor MichPosts: 706Member ✭✭✭
    More reliable than a Koehler I assume
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    JC imagine how long my diesel gen will last? 
  • JC290JC290 Bolles Harbor MichPosts: 706Member ✭✭✭
    You"re still under shrink wrap so forever LOL 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Im saving a heck of a lot of money this year trust me. 
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,236Member ✭✭✭✭
          well if you don't use your boat you can save a lot of money!
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Still costs me monthly payment and storage Ras.
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,236Member ✭✭✭✭
    does a diesel genny billow out the black smoke? I know trucks I sell are so much less efficient with all the emissions on them, I assume boats are going that way?
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    No smoke at all. Now my engines smoke at idle but not running.
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    The loudest part of any generator is the water blowing out the side of the boat and splashing the water. 
  • JC290JC290 Bolles Harbor MichPosts: 706Member ✭✭✭
    Im saving a heck of a lot of money this year trust me. 
    To buy a gasser? Lol
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,236Member ✭✭✭✭
    to afford the diesel!
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Diesel up here is 259 at the marina
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 4,497Member, Moderator mod
    Yep I saw that price at Calvert today.  Gas went up 20 cents today to3.29 at spring cove. Ticked me off because I was here anchored yesterday.  oh well, 180 gal later.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,230Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Usually the loudest part of a gen is the wAter splash.  Deisel gens are quite nice.  Start and leave run the entire weekend and only use 3 qts of fuel.  
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    You finally went over to the good side AL!!! I love you man!
  • JC290JC290 Bolles Harbor MichPosts: 706Member ✭✭✭
    Now you went and done it Al lol 
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,230Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    We service diesels also. However I where a tyvek suit when doing so 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Diesels dont need service AL.  LOL
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