[QUOTE=Dockhead;1862057]I have a Mariner 25 horsepower two stroke engine
on my dinghy
This old engine
, if the ambient temperature is over 20C, starts if you look at it crossways. It has electric
start which is totally unnecessary, with a car type battery
which is just useless extra weight in my davits
Do I have to have a battery
connected to it to run, or will this ruin the alternator
? I'd like to just toss the battery and forget about it.
Ignition is obviously by magneto as a dead as a doornail battery doesn't not inhibit its starting at all.
Grateful for tips.[/QUOTE
Try a motorcycle battery, Smaller less weight and starts scooters larger than that OB.