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Old 06-27-2005, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by zberger
Is there any difference between a marine rated alt.. (or does such a thing exist..) and your basic high amp Ohio Generator or.. stinger alt? Since these are standard GM blocks you should be able to bolt up just about any alternator your heart desires, assuming you can use a car one. But I'd imagine there would need to be some sort of spark arrestor or SOMETHING..
Yes, a marine rated unit is mandatory. The automotive units will bolt right up and function the same but they do not have the proper spark arresting screens and or brush less armature. A non-marine alternator will pose an explosion hazard.
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