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aquila



Joined: 07 Sep 2008
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Location: Victoria.BC

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: no electrical power to engine Reply with quote

Is there someone who has had this problem;
I was cruising in my 22' trophy and the power died, all the dash functions would not work, the key did not seem to make any difference whether it was on or off, there was no electrical power to the engine or any of the dash switches. I have power to my downriggers and trim tabs but nothing to the dash. I have a 1991 5L Mercruiser inboard with an Alpha 1 Gen2 leg.
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Aquila
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:19 am    Post subject: no electrical power to engine Reply with quote

Well, as you likely know, electrical problems for mechanics are always TIME and then parts.

Start at the battery - does it have a different set of wires powering the engine than the down riggers - is there a switch? Work your way away from the battery to wards the engine and find out where it is not connected. Using a meter will be helpful here.
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aquila



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: electrical problem Reply with quote

Thank you for your response, the electrical systems seem to be working now I think it was the 50 amp circuit breaker that kicked out. I haven't tested it in the water yet, that could be another story.
One of the guys on the dock had a good way of putting boat repairs
" everything on your boat is broken, you just don't know it yet"
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David
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