Re: voltage drop in '66 OMC

From: Michael Frenn <semsc@...>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 09:43:34 -0700

Hey, Bob:

Ditto on the list comments!

On your OMC, that has an alternator?

My '65 doesn't have anything but I've found a generator kit. Very pricey
($400), but if you want to night fish, might be good to have.

Michael Frenn

----- Original Message -----
From: <omniverse@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 12:40 PM
Subject: voltage drop in '66 OMC

> Hi to all on this list.
> Happy to know the mailing list is alive, I was beginning to
> think it came to a halt as of the "digest" startup. Maybe
> if I write some things myself... so:
> Checking my boat out last weekend I found a voltage drop at
> the coil and voltage regulator, about 6 volts instead of an
> expected 12 V.
> Guess I'll be searching for a short in the circuit next
> time. But I at least have a cleaner boat now, less two bird
> nests and many wasps, washed and waxed.
> I checked the diodes for continuity and they seem okay, got
> a reading of about 700 for the positive pair and 500 for the
> negative pair (I sure hope that's okay anyway). My repair
> book seems to only say a descrepency between the pair
> themselves is a bad thing; and that a high reading in one
> polarity versus a low reading in reversed polarity for each
> diode itself is good.
> If anyone knows otherwise please don't hesitate to speak up,
> I'm all ears.
> Farewell,
> Bob Hughes
Received on Thursday, 9 August 2001

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