New Balmar Regulator

We are back up and charging with our replaced Balmar 614 regulator. Turns out the unit shorted out on the power input side of the regulator.  I never tested this aspect BEFORE. Our Balmar tech support advised me that the alternator had a short.  I really can’t blame them, as I should have had enough …

NOT For Sale

sv Island Spirit, an Island Packet 35, 1994 ….is NOT…..FOR SALE.. 🙂 But, you never know. If you are interested, then please use the form below! Almond leatherette sofas make for a bright interior Key Features of sv ISLAND SPIRIT: New IPY Factory installed chain plates New Mast, new rigging by Mack Sails and Mack …

Alternator Short

Well, our first Caribbean / Grenada boating day started out great but then presented new challenges. While warming up the engine at 0900, to check all systems, we noticed that the charging system was at 12.5 volts. That is odd. That means that the alternator is not putting out the normal power, which should be …