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Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By 88 PS190
My guess would be about nothing with zero...

My guess would be about nothing with zero charging output.

Which would surprise me if you've had it for 10 years!

The way alternators work is that the more voltage you put into the "field" the more...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By 88 PS190
Sorry - I just meant that while there are a total...

Sorry - I just meant that while there are a total of 5 threaded "terminals" on the alternator, the two that you circled are features that you don't need to wire on your boat,

And that all of the...
Forum: Electrical 11-19-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By 88 PS190
You actually could wire some Diodes in there...

You actually could wire some Diodes in there giving the direction of + flow only towards the battery in each leg....
Forum: Electrical 11-19-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By 88 PS190
Go back to your second photo: The blue Arch is...

Go back to your second photo:

The blue Arch is the same as the Blue Line - you've connected the two positive sides of the batteries together through the charger's wire by splicing them together.

So...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By 88 PS190
So you have 5 terminals on one of these. B+...

So you have 5 terminals on one of these.

B+ (battery) B-(ground) EXC (basically the voltage which the alternator uses to excite the field in the alternator - usually switched which is the purple on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,938
Posted By 88 PS190
Trouble is boats are just horrid for electric...

Trouble is boats are just horrid for electric power, they consume and consume and consume to stay on plane, we use electric accessories constantly while on them, they operate "away" from power...
Forum: Electrical 11-16-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By 88 PS190
So in the second example you pretty clearly have...

So in the second example you pretty clearly have two 12v batteries wired in parallel which the charger will see sort of an average of the two batteries, and also the two batteries are no longer...
Forum: Electrical 11-09-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By 88 PS190
For some reason people do not like doing...

For some reason people do not like doing diagnostics - but a voltmeter/multimeter is a must for boat owners.

You can test a connector simply by doing a voltage drop test: Turn on the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By 88 PS190
Usually it is better to scale to the boat then to...

Usually it is better to scale to the boat then to replicate the original dimensions.

Ive seen that where the older graphics were installed on newer boats and they look too small.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By 88 PS190
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So when you are looking at the hoses you basically have 4 connections to the thermostat housing, The input...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By 88 PS190
So this is what we had at a marina I worked for -...

So this is what we had at a marina I worked for - but I super disagree with it being necessary/beneficial unless you do a lot of boats.

If you are doing one inboard ski boat don't bother collecting...
Forum: General / Other 11-05-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By 88 PS190
The 94 has the best overall slalom wakes till...

The 94 has the best overall slalom wakes till 2014, but the 95-7 has more freeboard so its a better all arounder. Wakes are skightly taller at those speeds than 94
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By 88 PS190
Its a really good wake, its excellent at 22/34 -...

Its a really good wake, its excellent at 22/34 - the 1994 would be my specific choice at 15 30-32 of maybe all ski boats until the 2014 prostar.

So specifically for your skiing best would be;
2014...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-05-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By 88 PS190
If its ready to replace I usually use two needle...

If its ready to replace I usually use two needle nose vicegrips one from each side of the pylon and just tug it out, I use glycerine to lube them when new to avoid "dry" starts.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By 88 PS190
When I cut this style of hose I use a sawzall. ...

When I cut this style of hose I use a sawzall. You can also use a hacksaw, but if so cut till you hit the wire then turn and get all the rubber then go back and get the wire.
Forum: Trailers 10-31-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By 88 PS190
All boat owners should take their trailer loaded...

All boat owners should take their trailer loaded however they normally use it into a good trailer shop at least once.

They can add backing springs, align tires, camber the axle, they can also add...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By 88 PS190
Cable... I know it doesnt seem right but...

Cable...

I know it doesnt seem right but basically when there is no load you arent taxing the system. Once you have load the cable is hanging up.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-30-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,832
Posted By 88 PS190
Thats just a mechanical connection of the shaft...

Thats just a mechanical connection of the shaft to the plastic rotor. If that fits snug it will do its job.

But the contacts have to be clean. What is odd is thats a lot of corrosion up under the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-26-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,832
Posted By 88 PS190
My experience - 94 TBI - the 143 is fine but the...

My experience - 94 TBI - the 143 is fine but the boat runs cold the whole time and I swear burns more fuel (rich). What I prefer to do is to never shut the boat off right after a run. Coming down...
Forum: Electrical 10-25-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By 88 PS190
Gotcha - so the part that I cannot help you with...

Gotcha - so the part that I cannot help you with at all is the MC cruise workings, the folks at PP are really good though if you gave them a call.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-24-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By 88 PS190
So it is a transmission cooler - be aware that...

So it is a transmission cooler - be aware that you can also usually have these soldered by radiator repair shops if you're done for the season.

From the spray pattern I can conclude you have a hose...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-23-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By 88 PS190
Most ski boats use a simple cable helm, this is...

Most ski boats use a simple cable helm, this is because you don't physically have to generate power to turn a lower unit/outdrive and you just move the rudder.

The cable runs through a sheath full...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-23-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,832
Posted By 88 PS190
Sounds like a bad stat. Thermostats have a...

Sounds like a bad stat.

Thermostats have a spring that expands as it warms and contracts as it cools, they tend to fail stuck open. When cold they close down which causes the water to bypass the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-22-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By 88 PS190
Trigger might be the wrong word, the unit can be...

Trigger might be the wrong word, the unit can be set up for different cylinders 6/8 etc. Make sure its in 8 cyl not 6 cyl and the number corresponds closely between your gauge and the PP.

Next thing...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-22-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By 88 PS190
So something interesting is that as you know this...

So something interesting is that as you know this version of PP is paddle wheel below 24 mph and rpm over 24mph. So I'd be very suspicious of your wiring to the PP rpm sensor first.

Are you seeing...
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