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Old 02-05-2018, 07:03 AM   #21
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"There was not one of those in Jacksonville. (Holding tank getting fuller)"

Not SS or marine bronze , but most ACE hard wares have metric bolts in fine and coarse sizes .
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Thanks FF,

I'll check it out.

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Auto parts stores are my go to source for weird bolts.

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Yes to Ace hardware for fine threaded metric, also a selection of copper washers.
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"also a selection of copper washers."

These are a great find as copper washers should be used for electrical connections.

Along with copper bolts , but they come from the electrical supply house , not ACE.
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Wow! I think the OP needs to ask his question on another forum. Maybe he will get a straight answer

Seriously guys. A single (that way we don't have to discuss series or parallel wiring) Group 31 battery will easily start any marine engine of 6 liters or less and some use a single one for an 8 liter Cummins. The Westerbeke 100 is 4 liters.

Many, heck maybe most engine manufacturer's don't specify CCA ratings required. A good Group 31 is rated at 900-1000 CCA and about 1,200 MCA and is more than enough for that engine.

So you will bust your hump getting that old 8D out, but the Group 31 will go back in much easier. Oh and just hook the red positive wire to the positive battery terminal and the black negative wire to the negative battery terminal. Sorry to be such a pedantic school teacher, but .....

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