Thread: Two Alternators
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:23 AM   #17
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It want uncommon for 80s vintage boats to have the alternator charge wire go to an ammeter as someone already posted then return to the batteries.

I had it on my last boat and fixed it on a few others. Usually an orange wire, way undersized.

Not hard to identify the batt output of an alternator and follow where the wire goes.

Not every job requires a certified anything. Thst is why box stores and libraries are filled with DIY books. All you have to be is smart enough when you are in over your head. Lacking that or not that energetic or in a rush...sure, then call a pro if the can fit you in when you need them.

Oh, and lots of "pros" arent really all that good in the marine trades so you have to ask around and then for credentials.
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