Originally Posted by Honkity Hank
Does the bracket only reinforce the top connection? On my boat the top bolt is bigger than the bottom bolt (that failed) I was thinking the bracket would reinforce the lower end. Also on yours does the upper bolt go through the ear and thread into the bracket at the rear? I looks misaligned in the photo.
Yes, it only connects to the top only. The goal of the bracket as stated in the recall is to "eliminate the stress that occurs on the alternator mounting system during acceleration and deceleration of the engine or when the boat is being operated in rough-water conditions"
Yes, my bolt does go through and thread into the rear bracket. I'm not sure why mine is off center but the new bracket fit perfectly. Maybe the ear on the new alternator is shaped differently.
Current - 2008 X2
2nd - 1999 PS 205 Blue/White, LTR
1st - 1991 PS 190 Red, 351w & Powerslot
Last edited by hester; 07-07-2010 at 11:42 PM.