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    Questions on 1986 Contessa 2850-gctid815460

    I have a 1986 Contessa 2850 with a 5.7L Volvo Penta and have a couple of questions

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    [li]Can I get a larger/more powerful alternator and if so does anyone have a part #?[/li]

    [li]Has anyone put windlass on this year of boat and if so what did you go with?[/li]

    [/ol]

    Thanks for the help

    Brad Beyer

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    "BradBeyer" post=815460 wrote:
    I have a 1986 Contessa 2850 with a 5.7L Volvo Penta and have a couple of questions

    [ol]

    [li]Can I get a larger/more powerful alternator and if so does anyone have a part #?[/li]

    [li]Has anyone put windlass on this year of boat and if so what did you go with?[/li]

    [/ol]

    Thanks for the help

    Brad Beyer
    [color]blue wrote:
    Brad,

    1...... yes, the Delco 10SI Marine alternator (in the 100 +/- Amp version) should mount up to your OEM alternator bracket. https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/z/mGcAAOSwFnFWDS~Z/$_58.JPG

    These can be purchased as a single wire (internally regulated) or with the additional wires for an externally regulated system.

    These are an affordable alternative to the OEM alternator. I have used this style on the AQ series many times.

    A few things to keep in mind:

    ...... many of these that you will see on e-Bay or the web, will be labeled as the seller's on brand. I can almost assure you that these will have been manufactured in the same place that our BBQ Pork and Won Ton originally came from...... your call on that!!!!!

    ..... unless you purchase an expensive Mando or Balmar 100 Amp Marine Alternator, the average brand alternator will cut back on the charge rate rather quickly.

    ..... for a higher amp charge rate, the size of your OEM charge circuit will need to be increased.

    ..... the single wire unit requires a slight increase in rpm before it "self excites" (1k to 1.2k rpm). Once excited, it will remain excited until engine shut-down.

    2.... yes, I have installed both the Vertical and Horizontal styles on this or similar hull. My preference would be a Vertical Windlass.

    If your model has the rode locker on the bow deck, it will not be used.

    Your bow pulpit should work.

    With either style windlass, you will need to sacrifice some V-berth space for your rode locker and fall distance.

    Before you begin, do a BOC search on Windlass installation. You get only shot at locating and cutting out for the windlass and drop area. [/color]

    .
    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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