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I may be done boating for the season.

I may be done boating for the season.

Old 06-22-2003, 09:19 AM
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Mike, you're always welcome to come with us. Just bring Miller Lite for barb and a couple Cokes for me.
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:16 AM
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The good news is that the motor started back up. It sounds like the alternator. Damn, always something isn't it.

How was Hardy? I wanted to go but, my wife is out of town this weekend and I knew my youngest son would rather do something else. I redid the brakes on my trailer and then we went to a Whitecaps game instead. Going out today, though. Get that boat running man. Summer is just getting started. Lots of good weather still to come.

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Old 06-22-2003, 10:39 AM
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hey foul we do not want no quitters here. fix it so you can break it again. thats boating.

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Old 06-22-2003, 11:43 AM
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Well Mike I wish my problem was that easy! sounds like you got it narrowed down, now get wrenching. My leaker is sitting on the garage floor as we speek. I'm down but I'm not out yet!
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Old 06-22-2003, 01:35 PM
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sounds like the last belt change could have been too tight and put to much of a load on the pully and fried it.
Hope that is all.
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Old 06-22-2003, 02:47 PM
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Not to sound like a novice question... Did you check the kill switch? The wires soldered to the back of the kill switch? Happened to me, then I fixed a boat full of hot college chicks last summer it happened to!!
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Old 06-22-2003, 03:30 PM
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Tommy, it will start now. But something is not right.

Have not looked into it today. Just don't feel like it.
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Old 06-22-2003, 03:37 PM
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Just remember, that is better than yesterday when you thought you were done for the year. Good luck with the problem, hopefully it will be fixed in the next few days.

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Old 06-22-2003, 04:55 PM
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Originally posted by Audiofn
Foul take out the alternator and bring it back to the rebuilder WITH OUT A WORD of anything but that the thing just died. Tell him you have two BRAND NEW batteries in the boat and can he check it out. I can almost guarantee to you that your alternator went into high charge mode and fried itself. Then the voltage dropped down to low for you to run on. You will be ok. If you still are broke let me know I am sure I can find a alternator that works for you to use for the rest of the summer. Just make sure you have two new batteries or test the ones you have. Good luck bro.

That was my thought to. Doesnt sound terminal. Get new batteries and see if the rebuilder will spot you a new alt and your off again !!!!

Good luck Mike !!!!!!
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Old 06-22-2003, 09:17 PM
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Good to see you, Travis, Whitey, Tinker, and your buddies at Hardy yesterday. We stayed today until 2:30 and had a great time. We will be making another trip up there sometimme in July so maybe we can do it again. Anyway, hopefully your boat is a simple problem and you will be back on the water soon. Take it easy!!
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