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Old 08-28-2011, 04:14 PM
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Everything working great! Charged up both batteries, and now just running on battery 1 only. Voltage staying at 13 at idle, and 14 when running. Thanks for all the help everyone.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:11 PM
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Everything working great! Charged up both batteries, and now just running on battery 1 only. Voltage staying at 13 at idle, and 14 when running. Thanks for all the help everyone.
Awesome! Great to hear you got it fixed.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:11 PM
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Hmmm. I wonder if I have something similar. I had alarm going off and gauges not working at all. Then, yesterday, I ran the boat and the voltage dropped under 10. Got a voltage warning. Then voltage came back up, then back down. Switches wouldn't even work. Funny thing is that the boat starts and runs fine, just alarms all of the time.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:16 PM
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willski, that does sound pretty similar to mine. My switches never stopped working though... it sounds like maybe your electrical sending unit may be bad? Maybe the alternator? My only issue turned out to be the voltage... and the new alternator has cured that. Good luck!
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:50 PM
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I may have to pull the alternator and have it checked. I didn't have a meter with me on the boat, so I couldn't really tell what the voltage was.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:54 AM
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UPDATE!!!

I took the boat out Saturday with a meter to do more troubleshooting. Started fine. Have over 14 volts out of the alternator. Just started down the lake and it alarmed again. Pulled up the seat to check the battery, and found a loose battery cable. The one that goes over to the shutoff switch. Tightened it down, and no more issues!!

Best kind of fix. No money, just a little grief! Just thought I would post to remind others to check the simple things first!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:29 PM
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@Willski

I have been having the same issues with my boat. Do you have a picture of your battery and all the wires connected to it? I'm not sure I have mine hooked up correctly.... :/
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:21 AM
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Everything working great! Charged up both batteries, and now just running on battery 1 only. Voltage staying at 13 at idle, and 14 when running. Thanks for all the help everyone.
Fire your mechanic, he should have found the problem.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:24 AM
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@Willski

I have been having the same issues with my boat. Do you have a picture of your battery and all the wires connected to it? I'm not sure I have mine hooked up correctly.... :/
Loose and/or dirty (corroded) connections are one of the main causes to electrical issues. Whats your batter setup? I'm assuming 2 batteries with a switch?
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