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Old 05-24-2011, 06:46 PM
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I was first to call it.....where's my Pepsi?
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 377IntrepidWA View Post
You're 100% right, the only reason I want my genset is for AC at anchor. I like the idea of a portable one that doesnt sit stagnent in the boat

The genset you have is diesel which is much safer than gas especially a portable one that does not meet regulations. My friend has a Fischer Panda in his GW and he loves it. I think the current one was not used and that caused moisture to build-up.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:16 PM
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Intrepid, the party is over, walk away!!!
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 377IntrepidWA View Post
Jeff, I appreciate the willingness to help and I take back whatever negative comments I made about your company. I was at the very least, extremely frusterated at the time when I wrote this post, with this genset since I never was able to use it since ive owned my boat. My intention was not to trash the company but really to get feedback as what do with the genset at this point. I can see from the initial title of the post, one could interpret it as me trying to bash the brand, but if you read the orginal post, I really was trying to get advice as what to do. I am sincerely sorry for what I have caused and look forward to talking to you once Jason, my boat mechanic makes arrangements with you on when he can drop it off

I accept your apology and give you credit coming back to this thread since I don’t think it went how you envisioned. This is a great board with very knowledgeable and fair members and can be a great asset to someone who is learning about boat ownership.

I have spoken to a few people in my office about your situation and there is a feeling among a few that we might have seen this genset before. There was a local customer a few years ago who had an Intrepid whose genset had sat in saltwater for an extended period time and had very bad corrosion. I will be interested to see if this is the same genset. I will be able to tell once I have the serial number.

I will wait for Jason to call.

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Old 05-25-2011, 10:44 AM
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glad things are smoothing over a bit....
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:08 AM
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377,
We received your genset yesterday and my service department will do an evaluation sometime next week and contact you. I took a quick look at the genset myself when it arrived and it appears your corrosion issues may be the result of a leaking raw water pump. Your pump is completely green and looks like it might have been leaking for awhile. Also the hose that connects to the raw water pump has a cut half way through the hose. Your mechanics said this might have happened when they were removing the genset from the boat but they were unsure. Either way from just doing a quick visual inspection my guess would be this was the source of your corrosion issues.

I will talk to you next week and let you know your options. We will take a bunch of photos for you.

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Old 05-27-2011, 08:15 AM
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the plot thickens....
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:30 PM
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HELP I have a three year old Fischer Panda in my 09 Pursuit with under 100 hours, I am into it for 8k in repairs and service. The mechanics gave up and we sent unit to Fischer Panda now they want close to 4k to get it running again. Can anyone make a suggestion. Should I just give up now and spend the cash on a different unit?
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:25 PM
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8k ?? I don't belive they cost anyway near that
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:28 PM
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JTIll hi just wondering where in boca are you. My boss just bought a yellowfin with a Panda generator in it. I would like to come by and get some info from you as well as some spare parts. Thanks hope to hear from you soon
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by estefkovic1 View Post
HELP I have a three year old Fischer Panda in my 09 Pursuit with under 100 hours, I am into it for 8k in repairs and service. The mechanics gave up and we sent unit to Fischer Panda now they want close to 4k to get it running again. Can anyone make a suggestion. Should I just give up now and spend the cash on a different unit?


What did they say was wrong with it ? what did the others do for 8K ?
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by prowlersfish View Post
What did they say was wrong with it ? what did the others do for 8K ?
Sad to say, some "mechanics" are nothing more than parts changers. They see a problem, replace a part, if that doesn't fix it, they replace another part, and so on. In the end, the customer pays for all the parts and labor, even what was not needed.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:05 AM
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I believe you are right about mechanics, it is one part after another, not to mention two mother boards that were big ticket items. I was able to get some relief early on the first year but I dont want to keep dumping cash in the future. The boat is in New Jersey can anyone suggest another brand for me to look into?
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:03 AM
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Like I said before, 377IntrepidWA needs to find another "mechanic". All the things that FP noticed about the genset could easily have been spotted and fixed by someone who was competant. Apparently his current man does not qualify as such...
Good for FP to come here and get the situation under control. Also, good on the OP for apologizing and editing the thread title.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:35 AM
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I own one that came on my new pursuit in 2013.
I have nothing but trouble with it not starting.
Every year the boat is pulled to fix this thing.
Lucky it still under warranty. I would not replace
This thing with new parts or a new unit.
When the warranty runs out its time to replace it with
A real one not a toy.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JJB1234 View Post
I own one that came on my new pursuit in 2013. I have nothing but trouble with it not starting. Every year the boat is pulled to fix this thing. Lucky it still under warranty. I would not replace This thing with new parts or a new unit. When the warranty runs out its time to replace it with A real one not a toy.
Ours has been great with the exception of a crack in the fuel racor globe. Are you closing the water pickup when it gets hauled? We close it before the haul and open once it is back in the water to prevent an air lock. So far it has been perfect.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:55 AM
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No. I check I have water everytime I start it.
After I check the basket and prime it.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:28 PM
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I suspect its been fixed as this is a 5 year old thread .
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:54 AM
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And after 5 years Panda Generators still having issues
Just found out mine is out of warranty. Go figure!
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:14 AM
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DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH FISCHER PANDA On December 1, 2016 I purchased a Panda Fisher Plus 4200 from a Fischer Panda representative. After 3 1/2 months of waiting, I agreed to take a Panda Fisher Eco 4200. instede becuase they were unable to finses the plus In spite of being almost two months late aleady, I received my generator only to find half the parts were missing. This delay cost me yet another two weeks in the ship yard on top of the two months I had already paid due to the delays. I over looked all this as I finally had a generator and could set sail for the Bahamas. This did not go well. Starting the second week, the generator started having small oil leaks and never got the advertised fuel consumption of 1/6 to 1/7 GPH. Instead it was getting 1/3 to 1/4 making it the exact same fuel efficiency as my main engine. Twice during our trip the generator stopped working entirely and I had to call for technical support to get it back up and running. then at only 180 hours the water in the cooling reserve has began to turn light brown after severel hours and the generator has began to turn off randomly. After I got back to the states and had a technician look at it. He diagnosed that it had come with a cracked head unit. Due to all of the problems this generator has given us we have barely used the unit at all - Only 250 hours . This was a SERIOUS PROBLEM because I have an infant on board and the sole purpose of this unit was to run my air conditioner for her which this unit has yet to accomplish! For all of these reasons we were forced to cut our session short and return to the the states. In June, I pulled my boat back out to have the unit entirely uninstalled and packaged back up at my own expense to return it to Fischer Panda. Again at my own expense. The reason I was willing to under go all the expenses is because I believed that, Fischer Panda did not mean to intentionally sell me or anyone a power plant so ungodly unreliable, and faulty. All i ask for was a refund, but what i was told that the 2 year replacement warrenty, I was promised was on first unit and did not extend to the generator that they had given me.The Plus and not the Eco. That warranty had expired 20 days earlier. When I became upset with this bait and switch, they said they would be happy to fix the unit for a fee of $150 to come out to my boat and a hourly rate of $90 per hour They successfully pass the buck around and round, not willing to correct, this situation without a large additional expense from me and my family. I highly recommend that no one do any business with them at all. Alexander L
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