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I was on the phone, surfing online sores or waiting for phone calls yesterday trying to purchase a Balmar alternator, regulator, serpentine belt kit and arm with belt buddy adjustment device.

Talked to two businesses in the Seattle area. Neither person I talked to seemed to really know the product, neither could give me a price (they are both listed as Balmar dealers) and they promised to call me back. This morning after not getting a call back even after recalling and leaving a message I called Peter Kennedy Yacht Services in Annapolis. I had already checked his online store but couldn't find an alternator kit with the specific alternator that I wanted. Peter answered the phone, found that the kit had been omitted by mistake, gave me a kit at the online price (considerably cheaper than other prices I ha been quoted) and in addition informed me the universal adjustment arm I intended to order wouldn't work on my specific engine but offered to send the belt buddy alone, if it doesn't work in my installation he'll take it back and refund the cost.

This guy/business got my money.

Go2marine and North Harbor Diesel if you read this never mind the call back.
 

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Yes, I ordered my battery monitor from his web site. Fast ship, great price. They are bookmarked.
 

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Peter Kennedy is A1 in my book. He did a great job installing new electronics in my old boat a few years ago. When I bought my current boat, I had some problems with the charging system and had several questions regarding the set up. I knew from the PO that Peter had done all of the electrical work on the system, so I called him up and asked if I could hire him as a consultant to figure out what was going on. Peter very nicely said that he was now focusing all of his attention on his mail order business and did not do that kind of thing anymore. But he told me to send him some photos of the set up and he'd try and help me out. I did and he responded with a few long detailed emails that solved the problem for me. Free. As I said, a class act. Anything I need in the way of electronics I'll get from Peter.
 

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Thanks for sharing! It's always good to know where to get hard-to-find boat gear and it's awesome that you gave kudos for a job well-done!
 
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