LADYBUG TOO wrote: ....... The only issue I have experienced is that the seawater filter is rather small so it plugs easily with our Florida sea weed.
Same experience here, but without the misfortune of having to replace the impeller.
The generator doesn't come with a raw water strainer AFAIK, that's something chosen by the installer or boat builder.
I've changed out both the tiny generator and a/c strainers for larger Groco ARG bronze units that are more suited to the duty cycle of a/c or generator operation.
The originals matched the washdown pump strainer pretty closely; which would be fine in clear ocean or lake waters but are totally unsuitable for the seagrass floating almost everywhere around Florida.
Can't speak for Mase customer service as we've yet to have a problem or need spares.
However, I did have to contact Mase in Italy for a link to download the service manual as Mase North America seemed pretty clueless about the 2.6/2.7 at the time, and their website hadn't been updated for a year or two.
I haven't checked it lately though, so things may have changed.
You'll always be able to hear it running, but how well you can hear it depends so much on the installation.