Hey guys I'm new to the Jetboat scene and I really need some assistance with a charging issue. The boat runs fine but when I pull a cable off the battery it will die instantly, the alternator will not keep it running. I did have the alternator tested and they said it passed. I tightened up the belt cleaned up the connections and replaced the battery cables and still have the same problem. My volt meter indicates 13 volts and registers low on light.
I have found a green wire that hits at 5 volts, coming off the coil. Can anyone tell me where this wire is supposed to be hooked up at and what it is for?
Also I have this gold box that I think is a voltage regulator. It is filled with a glue like substance that has hardened, I'm thinking to keep it water resistant. Can anyone confirm this for me? The plugs from the distributer plug into the voltage regulator.
Ok just a couple more questions... I have attached a picture of the plugs for the distributer, and I'm wondering if this is what is called a 3 wire distributer? If I have to replace my alternator I'm considering going to a 1 wire alternator with a built in voltage regulator, that are common these days. Is there a way of converting the wiring over, or do I need to buy a different distributer?
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!