Re: [OMC-Boats] Alternator/Regulator/Battery

From: Scott Veazie <scottveazie@...>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 08:42:32 -0700



Sounds like you've got a charging/alternator issue. Your boat or any automotive engine should run without the battery as the alternator should be running the electrical. I remember with genernators you used to have to polarize them, I don't think you have to do that with alternators though...



Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 08:23:44 -0700
From: bldfw@...
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: [OMC-Boats] Alternator/Regulator/Battery

Just a preliminary test this morning.... Having left the battery hooked up all night, the boat started right up. Just to see if it would run on it's own without a battery, I disconnected the battery and she died immediately.

Now unless something is different about the boat setup, if the alternator or regulator were doing their job, the boat should be able to run without the battery.....No?

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