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post #4 of Old 09-06-2008
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On our C37 NiftyNickers we have a Beta 37.5 hp engine which I ordered with dual pulleys to drive a Balmar 140amp alt. for the hse batts and I use the 65amp stock Beta alt to charge the Optima start batt.-Using a parallel switch I have the ability to charge either bank with either alternator if one alt should quit.Redundancy is GREAT.The Balmar is mounted on a bracket which we fabricated from 1/4" steel below the crankshft pulley and in front of the oil pan.The bracket is attached to the front engine mount bolts.
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
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