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Old 09-23-2011, 03:36 AM   #1
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Engine Driven 120 VAC

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<h3 class="first">Delta Varigen - engine driven generator</h3>by mmcdiarm ╗ Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:53 am
I have a Delta Varigen that came with our new (to us) boat. This is a 110V engine driven system (belt) that uses a constant velocity pulley (circa ~1980). I have the entire system including controller, drawings and manual. It was uninstalled when we purchased the boat and I am not going to utilize it. If memory serves me correctly, it has a capacity of ~30A. Heavy unit. Will be at the Annapolis GAM and can deliver it there... $300 as is.

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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Still have it? Any pics to judge system condition and size?

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Old 07-26-2012, 06:22 AM   #3
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Still have it? Any pics to judge system condition and size?

I have NEVER had it , my post was a referral to another board.

The SSCA is mostly rag baggers , my guess is its still aviliable.

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Old 08-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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Do you still have this unit?
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We have a cruise gen off the main 671, which we use when out and about. On several occasions the main gen quit so I just switch over to the cruise gen and continued on. Great to have back up.

Cruise gen are more for sail boats and small boats with one engine
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:11 AM   #6
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"Cruise gen are more for sail boats and small boats with one engine"

Actually the modern system of using a large alternator and as many 4000W inverters as needed, creates better electric and fewer constant speed RPM hassles.

Best it can allow a noisemaker anchored ,to run at optimum speed to be well loaded.

Someone willing to bolt a unit on for a 30A or less load , follow the thread in the initial posting, click on it.

Good luck in your quest for cheap juice..
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Della Vari-Gen Engine Driven 120 VAC GENERATOR FOR SALE

I have a complete 120VAC engine driven generator system pulled from my trawler in working condition. It's made by Della of Ft. Luderdale, FL. (circa 1981) It's their model "Vari-Gen" Includes clutch, belt, mounting platform and engine pulley for a Perkin's 6.4544 flywheel. Make offer. Michael 707.350.7000

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