I own a 2000 Malibu VLX, and the alternator is dead. I have a dbelectrical alternator 135A, been sitting on my bench for a long time. Wondering if I can install that? I understand it is a lot bigger than the 51A one I had, but somepoint I am planning on putting a better stereo than stock but not right now. Is that a problem to have an alternator that is not being used for its capability?
Also wiring it in? I understand it is a lot bigger and the larger gauge wire is needed. Do I just hook a heavy gauge wire to the connection on the alternator (ground and bat) to the starter? And just tape off the purple, orange and ground wire that was hooked originally to the old alternator? There is a 50amp circuit breaker on the boat now, does that need to be upgraded??
Looking for a basic way of getting my boat running while I get the other one fixed at some point.