I have a 1959 Evinrude Golden Jubilee 35 hp, powering my MFG 14 foot runabout. I asked my father if this OB has a charging system. He told me that when he purchased his 1960 Evinrude 40 hp new, that the charging system was availble as an option, which added cost to the motors price. He bought the motor as a base model w/o the altrenator option. He used his rig as a duck hunting boat, and would remove the battery after each use and take it home to put on charger. Not to make myself look ignorint, but how can i tell if my ob has this charging system? So far i have not obtained a shop repair manual. What would be the best repair manual to seek out? My experiance as a many year motorcycle guy, has thought me that any repair manual that tries to cover many years of a certain model, tends to fall a bit short on any (1) paticular motor. P.S How does one seek out a truely good marine mechanic? Thanks Mitch. Cant wait for spring!