This last weekend after a non eventfull motor
of about 3hr's to an anchorage for the night, we started to get underway the following morning. When I got the motor
running I noticed that I didn't have any voltage output from my alternator
on the control pannel also, at this time the motor's RPM's started to surge up and down all over the place. I thought I was going to have a run away on my hand's but after about 3 min. the alternators pannel showed the correct voltage and the motor ran fine. This is the first time this has ever happened and it took me by surprise to say the least. Could the lack of 12 volts coming from the alternator
have caused this? On the way back, 2hrs to our marina everything was alright. Any thought's out there? I know the first thing I need to do is check the connections on the alternator and other places, but it sure was funny
(not at the time) how the motor surged and all.
Mike & Glinda
s/v Blue Bayou