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Engines — Elizabeth
Ginns Britten, Capt. Ken Kreisler, and Capt. Patrick Sciacca
2004 Engines Preview
|Diesel Gensets: Westerbeke|
Westerbeke’s new 12.6BTD diesel genset is said to provide more power in a smaller package. Running at 1800 rpm with a tuned air-intake silencer and three-cylinder smoothness, the 12.6BTD is also said to be quiet and feature one of the smallest envelopes of any generator in its class. The unit is compact enough to fit in the same sound enclosure as Westerbeke’s 8-kW genset.
The 12.6BTD is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.3-liter engine with a recorded output of 18.9 hp at 1800 rpm or 16.5 hp at 1500 rpm. Full-load fuel consumption is reported to be just 1.22 gph at 1800 rpm and 1 gph at 1500 rpm. It also features an electronic governor, which gives the engine a speed variance of roughly 0.05 percent from zero load to full load. It comes equipped with an instrument panel and a safety stop switch, remote start/stop plug-in connection, safety shutdowns, freshwater cooling and coolant recovery tank, gear-driven raw-water pump, tuned air-intake silencer, vibration mounts, and 50-amp alternator. It is also EPA-certified. The 12.6BTD is backed by Westerbeke’s five-year limited warranty.
Westerbeke Phone: (508) 823-7677. www.westerbeke.com.
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This article originally appeared in the December 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.