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    I have a 1991 3288 and I am trying to identify the item in the picture( if I can post it) and what it does. The gizmo, about 3.5" X2" X 2" deep) has three terminals. One connected to the hot side of the start battery rotary switch, one to the output from the starboard alternator and the third marked ground to the engine block. All orange wires, about 12 gauge. It is mounted on the stringer just aft of the starboard engine. Incase the picture does not show up it looks a bit like a door bell transformer used in a house. It is not in the electrical schematic. All and any help is appreciated.

    Best Regards

    Dick

    There must be a simple way of posting picture?



    #2
    Based on the photo of the badly corroded item, I would definitely say it is for sure it is an electrical thingie. There are several thingies it could be but without making some measurements on it, hard to tell. The three different wire sizes add to the mystery. It is likely not stock Bayliner factory installed. You might try disconnecting one wire and see what quits working. I base this on 5 years of college in electrical engineering. Sorry.
    Started boating 1965
    Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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      #3
      I have been in a lot of 32 engine rooms and have neve seen any thing like that. I agree with Mickey. IT's probably an Elecrical dodad. Where are the other ends of the wires connected

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        #4
        I have a couple similar (not quite the same) mounted in my bilge near each alternator that have handwritten by them "inverter isolator" but they have also been disconnected.
        1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
        1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
        Nobody gets out alive.

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          #5
          I have seen a few of them, They are a filter for the Lorans that used to be in these boats, it filters the alternator output. When these boats were new the loran would not lock in till you put these on the alternators .. If you measure the voltage you loose a volt to a 1.5 volts through this.. I have seen a few with burnt terminals or green growing from them... I would find a old box and put it in it and take it to the big blue can!!!! Earl International

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            #6
            FINALLY!!!! someone found the Bayliner Flux Capacitor LOL

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              #7
              Thank you everyone for your input. It is a natural inclination to scrap everything that I don't understand except when it is in the boat. And, with the advice received, in the dumpster this will go. Another problem resolved : >)

              Dick

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