1969 Merc 350 35 H.P. Charging System

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by glenmorebuckman, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. glenmorebuckman

    glenmorebuckman Member

    Caneyville, Ken
    Does anybody know what type of charging system this outboard has ? The reason I ask is while at the river the other day, I went to start the outboard after launching and the battery was dead as a door knob. After starting it with the starter rope I drove around the lake for quite awhile at full throttle but the battery didn't seem to charge up much. The battery is brand new and I know it's good because I put it in my Bronco to charge it on the way home and it's been in there every since. Do these engines have a rectifier? Is there some way I can test the motor to see if it's charging like it should?