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Old 11-16-2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by mybobtail View Post
ok so I take the boat out today didn't touch the ignition key until I had the boat in the water .and guess what the battery was flat some dickhead (me) left the ignition on acc with the blower and radio going.the nice man at the lake had a battery pack .so tried to start it not enough kick in battery off comes the trailer and in goes the 4x4. I lift up the seat and notice a lot of water near the battery.guess what the same dickhead forgot to put the bungplug in.i was lucky to find that under the engine where there was more water.anyway got it all going .and glad to inform you all the bilge pump is working fine.
so after all that had a goodday skiing even though I forgot to put on the suncream.
lucky I got vegimite
I'm going to post this in all caps, so it has a chance to be noticed and followed- DON'T JUMP START A BATTERY AND RUN THE ENGINE WHEN THE BATTERY IS STONE DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The alternator IS NOT made to handle that load and it will be damaged. The alternator is intended to recharge the battery after cranking and to run the accessories and nothing more (the factory installed ones, not some slammin' stereo and a shyte-load of lights and other stuff).
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