Son of a B! GD,F’n regulator. Ok, Calm down, go to your happy place. MY F’N HAPPY PLACE IS GOING OUT ON MY BOAT! OK, breath in, breath out. All week I have been looking forward to going on at least ONE friek’n boat ride, Last week it was all ready, ran perfect, this week, go down to the boat and dead. Deader than a ..a..what ever some southern farmer can come up with dead. The battery is new this spring, don’t risk it I said, DEAD. So, we charge it, and it starts, Purs like a kitten.
Dam she runs fine, go to the gas station the long way, charging through the generator and fine. Go to restart the engine. DEAD, Deader than ..than.. another thing some southern farmer thinks off. So? Now we start to sniff around, and it appears that when the ignition is off, the regulator is hot.
MMMMmmmmmm. Could that be? Its NEW! So, then run it for a couple hrs, jumped started, and see if it starts. Yes! but I disconnect the regulator, and guess what? She holds her pathetic charge. SO. Conclusion. Bad NEW Regulator? Is it in the wire?
This is two critical parts that keep the engine from running, SAFETY ISSUE, and they break after about 20 hours. These are simple parts that should be bullet proof. What gives?
Having a part to just fill a space, isnt useful or a part. Its just a piece of crap, filling a screw hole. Is it to much to ask from a company to at least make a product that doesn’t fail so quickly? We had many comments from before, on the failed Condenser, Points, Coils etc all going bad quickly. Wow, is it that bad out there? And if so, is there an opportunity for someone to have a boutique co that makes small custom amounts of these parts?
The good news is that we will get another regulator, and possibly new battery just in case and run.. run like the wind..