View Full Version : Ballast Pumps On=Motor Off?

05-26-2007, 03:34 PM
I went out on friday, and as i was floating towards the dock to pick up my boat driver the strangest thing happened. I had the ballast pumps running, and when i bumped it ever so slighlty into reverse it died. After some four letters words and dagnosing what happened, the boat will not run with all three pumps running at the same time. I know what some of you will say, just run one at a time, but this has never been a problem in the past. I seems like it is drawing too much current, but shouldn't it throw a breaker and kill the pumps before the motor? Also i have three optima blue tops with a perko isolator so i don't think that is a problem, however i do have a little over 4000 watts is stero, but i don't think it is drawing that much, any thoughts? Thanks in advance, Marco.

05-26-2007, 05:11 PM
Sounds like a slight voltage problem. Bust out the voltmeter!

05-26-2007, 07:12 PM
Check the ground as well, you might need to run another wire to the battery