Re: Mercruiser 470 stator question
You need to be running the bilge blower at a minimum of 3-5 mins. before every start and 5 mins. after fueling which draws the battey down. It is also a good thing to run the blower while under way to remove latent heat gain from the dog house. Your carb will appreciate it. A few boaters have gotten alternator brackets from junked cars and made some modifications to the mounting bracket holes...it will save you some money. The 110 amp marine alt. is good to have for the charging power but not a necessity. A 65 amp marine alt. will suffice and save some money...make sure it is a single wire self exciting type. Make sure you size the charging wire to match the alt.'s output! I prefer 8 ga. wire for 65 amp. and 6 ga. wire for 110 amp.
Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.