outboards charge batteries?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by nickd89, May 5, 2012.

  1. nickd89

    nickd89 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Im a new first time boat owner, I hope this question isnt too pathetic but do outboard engines charge the starting battery just as cars do? do outboards have alternators? I have a 96 2 stroke 50 hp merc if that matters.
     
  2. Brett

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    I don't type too well, good thing someone does...

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  3. nickd89

    nickd89 I Love microskiff.com!

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    So yes? thanks brett
     
  4. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    If the motor is electris start, chances are (99 percent) that yes it has a charging system.
    Not an alternator per-say.. Except on optimaxes
     
  5. nickd89

    nickd89 I Love microskiff.com!

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    thanks cut, i knew it had to have something.
     
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