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Old 12-31-2003, 05:59 PM
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Unhappy boat freaked me out today

I went out just tooling around and headed up the lake at about 3200 rpm, 44 mph. After say 1/2 hour I notice the temp was around 190 and YIKES the voltmeter said 16 volts! I came off throttle, and within 2 minutes the temp dropped back to norm(175-180) and the voltmeter went back to 12.5 volts. WTF? Was I trimmed wrong and not getting enough water for the temp to go up? Why the heck did the alternator start charging 16 freakin volts?

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Old 12-31-2003, 06:47 PM
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Check your hydrasolater
 
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Old 12-31-2003, 06:49 PM
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What kind of drives do you have?
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Old 12-31-2003, 07:23 PM
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1 drive, Alpha SS.

Ya think maybe as soon as I came off plane it cooled the drive off?

Please guys, I just got this thing, don't let me screw it up!!!!
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Check your hydrasolater
I just put two cans of new squelch in it.
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Old 12-31-2003, 07:32 PM
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I just put two cans of new squelch in it.
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Old 12-31-2003, 09:06 PM
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What kind of a motor do you have? I'm wondering if you have a liquid cooled regulator. Sometimes when the engine over heats the regulator goes wacky until the temps come back down. Usually the regulator is now fried, it's only a matter of time until it fails.
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The motor may not have been overheated at all.
It may be that the voltage regulator went bad.
The voltage may have gone up to 16 volts and that would cause all of your guages to reed higher than normal.
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The motor may not have been overheated at all.
It may be that the voltage regulator went bad.
The voltage may have gone up to 16 volts and that would cause all of your guages to reed higher than normal.
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The motor may not have been overheated at all.
It may be that the voltage regulator went bad.
The voltage may have gone up to 16 volts and that would cause all of your guages to reed higher than normal.
That gets my vote too.
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