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Old 08-05-2008, 12:26 AM
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ryangraham ryangraham is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Boat: 1986 Stars and Stripes, 351W PCM
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one more question

is there really, REALLY a need to buy a "marine" sealed alternator and starter? aren't most all alternators and starters sealed? I know there's this fear of a spark igniting and blowing up gas fumes in the bilge, but aren't there dozens of potential spark sources in an engine compartment, thus you should always run your blower before cranking? If I'm being obtuse, please let me know, as I'm sure some will. it just seems a little silly and a bit like overkill to me. what does everyone else think?

-boom boom ryan
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