- Apr 7, 2016
Yeah overall the engine is fairly dirty. I bought the boat late into the fall and only took it out a few times before I had to winterize it. The harbor shuts off water the beginning of October. The boat was largely unused for years before I got it. Everything needs a good cleaning.Lot of what looks like belt dust on the alternator. (Not good stuff to breath)
Check your belt alignment and tensions.
Or it may just be good Alaska Dust... Still I would clean it off of the alternator. A clean alternator is a cool running alternator...