yeah agreed red. those balmers are so pricey because of their output at lower rpms i'm pretty sure.
cody, i know a guy here locally who works for an industrial equipment company. they specialize in power products, batteries, charging systems, etc. for big heavy duty equipment. he's got decent pricing and knows his stuff. he also has access to the delco remy marine grade alternators MC/Indmar use in the current boats. if you want his contact info, send me a pm. he also owns an 88 stars and stripes fwiw.
2003 X-2 MCX