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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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anyone put a balmar alt on their perkings 4-108. ive got the 37 and the alt that is on there now is terrible.
Friends of ours with the same boat we have--a Beneteau F-42 with a Perkins 4-108--installed a Balmar. Unfortunately, they went through a couple before they finally got one without problems. Based upon their experience, it would seem that Balmar may be somewhat over rated. By comparison, we have a "Silver Bullet" truck alternator that has been working reliably for 14 years and is far less costly.
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