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  1. " It is also how the thing can make the ALT produce more than it's rated current without cooking it." Curious to how that works in terms of physics for a non hot- rated alternator without extra cooling, beefed up stators/fields, large frame type, etc? For that to happen surely alt must be under-rated by manufacturer? Not saying that Graeme isn't an inventive, talented (and helpful) guy. As I understand, most do it by % reduction in field current as temp rises via sensor. Even hot-rated, for longevity.
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  2. so they can issue you a new one with the bank's new logo and a larger credit limit to keep you permanently in hock Sheesh. Capitalism 101
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  3. So I personally think it's actually yourself that's not taking safety at sea seriously and you're trying to deflect that onto GME. What do you think? If you'd like to send it to me I will replace the batteries for $229 (same price as GME). I can buy them on AliExpress for $27 incl p&p. I won't do any of the other 67 checks that GME say they do cause (a) I don't know what they are; and (b) I don't have the specialised equipment. Fortunately you've already asserted that the unit has nothing wrong with it so I won't need to worry about your safety from failure of the unit. P
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  4. It's quite the opposite actually. These requirements are set in the EPIRB standards it's not something the GME have come up with. They aren't cutting corners, they know that there is a plethora of choice out there, they have nothing to gain by pissing you off, because they are following a standard, they know you could well go to another vendor. Would you prefer that they put new batteries in it took your money and sent you on your way with a "your epirb now doesn't meet the NZ safety standard, but she'll be right mate..." They probably just lost your business and lost revenue becau
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  5. I'll take a guess that most of the boats only use PHRF for SSANZ, none of the clubs use it for harbour racing.
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