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Re: Continuous duty, non-thermally compensated alternator: options?
Good questions, and suggestions.
I'm primarily a day sailor, only spending a maximum of three or four days off shore power a couple times each year. Bank is 230 AH, which has been adequate for my loads ( refer, led lights, radio, plotter, pretty standard). Honestly, I'm pretty happy with my electrical system - the only reason I'm considering an upgrade is that I am forced to either repair my current alternator, or buy a new one. Since the Hitachi design seems marginal for deep cycle use, I'm looking for alternatives. But I certainly don't want to spend big bucks at this point.
1981 Spirit 28 "Bonnie Lass"